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posted by CAA — Feb 14, 2018

Former President Barack Obama and former first lady Michelle Obama stand next to their newly unveiled portraits during a ceremony Monday at the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery in Washington, D.C. Photo: Mark Wilson/Getty Images

Trump’s Budget Plan Again Calls for Slashing Arts, Public Media Funding

For a second year, President Trump has proposed the elimination of federal funding for public media and the arts. (Billboard)

Paintings of Barack and Michelle Obama Unveiled at Portrait Gallery

The paintings, by Kehinde Wiley and Amy Sherald respectively, are a historic first. (NPR)

Werner’s Nomenclature of Colours: a Pre-Photographic Guide for Artists and Naturalists

A look at the preeminent guide to color for artists, scientists, naturalists, and anthropologists in the 19th-century. (Colossal)

The Greatest Lovers in Art History, from Frida Kahlo and Auguste Rodin to Nan Goldin

Love it or hate it, get in the Valentine’s Day spirit with these artworks. (Artsy)

One of the Earliest Illustrated Medical Books Offers a Lens Into Medieval Health

Originally published in 1491, Fasciculus medicinae quickly proved popular, and dozens of editions followed until 1522. (Hyperallergic)

Meet the Brooklyn Puppet Designer Behind the Fantastical Olympics Opening Ceremony

A five-minute performance represented a year of hard work for artist Nicholas Mahon. (artnet News)

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