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A visit to the National Portrait Gallery

Art | In Washington, crowds swarmed former President Barack Obama’s new portrait on Presidents Day weekend
by Emily Belz
Posted 2/20/18, 02:59 pm

A D.C. moment:

The new official portraits of former President Barack Obama and former first lady Michelle Obama found a home in the National Portrait Gallery just in time for Presidents Day. The normally quiet gallery—a Smithsonian building visitors often neglect because it’s not situated along the National Mall—was swamped with crowds over the weekend to see the additions to the collection.

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High hopes

Art | Why curating a church art gallery is like ‘walking on a razor blade’
by World Journalism Institute students & Marvin Olasky
Posted 2/15/18, 12:35 pm

By World Journalism Institute students Myrna Brown, Paul Butler, Alex Duke, Steve Patton, Hannah Phillips, Andrew Shaughnessy, Dane Skelton, Russell St. John, Brigitte Sylvestre, and Marty Van Driel—with Marvin Olasky

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Dog days of fall

Art | A canine art gallery, a heartbreaking collection, and other big city happenings
by Emily Belz
Posted 11/07/17, 12:31 pm

A New York moment:

By the piers in swanky Battery Park City, curators set up a very serious outdoor sculpture show. The intended audience: dogs. Yes, this was an art show specifically for dogs, and because of the high demand, owners had to reserve time slots for their dogs to experience the art. “What was your favorite art, Harry?” a staffer asked an unresponsive poodle. The assembled gallery visitors were mostly childless, and the “exhibits” seemed designed for Instagram purposes.

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