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Source: online.wsj.com

Karen Horton / (0) / posted about 5 years ago / flag this / read more

"...The Obamas are sending ripples through the art world as they put the call out to museums, galleries and private collectors that they’d like to borrow modern art by African-American, Asian, Hispanic and female artists for the White House. In a sharp departure from the 19th-century still lifes, pastorals and portraits that dominate the White House’s public rooms, they are choosing bold, abstract art works..."

Also take a look at the interactive slideshow showing "A History of Art in the White House."

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