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Exploring 18th-Century Fashion, Garment by Garment


Did you know that artists used pig bladders to carry paint before tubes were invented, that the gold leaf used to gild paintings and manuscripts was made by pounding a coin into thin sheets, or that 18th-century fashion designers used… More»

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      Olé, Olé, Olé!

      On this day in 1930, the inaugural games of the FIFA World Cup took place in Uruguay. Today, the 2014 FIFA World Cup comes to a close with Argentina versus Germany.

      While no one seems to care about the rag-tag ball game happening here, we know all eyes will be on Brazil today!

      A Jeu de Paume Before a Country Palace, 1614, Adriaen van de Venne. J. Paul Getty Museum.


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