A Tax Break For Art's Sake Is No Luxury

If you're in Washington, D. C., in the next few months, it's well worth taking a look at a massive exhibit called Art for the Nation: Gifts in Honor of the 50th Anniversary of the National Gallery of Art, which graces the museum's East Wing from Mar. 17 through June 16. Among its glories: a captivating Toulouse-Lautrec dance-hall scene, an important Bierstadt landscape, a dazzling view of Monet's garden, plus works by Bellini, Canaletto, van Gogh, Picasso, Johns, Rauschenberg . . . some 330 in all.

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