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In the Galleries - Arnold Newman: Luminaries of the Twentieth Century in Art, Politics and Culture CLOSES January 19 at the Sheldon

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Arnold Newman: Luminaries of the Twentieth Century in Art, Politics and Culture This greatest-hits survey of renowned photographer Arnold Newman's iconic portraits is a tour of the 20th century's finest human specimens. So often seen in magazine reproduction, these intimately scaled images prints of culture's major players are a thrill to inspect closely. Igor Stravinksy leans against a sleek black grand piano; Picasso mugs with his penetrating, weathered, ravenous gaze; Robert Moses stands, hands on hips, firmly astride a lofty I-beam with the whole of New York City minuscule beneath him — in image after image, each subject's artistic and intellectual gifts appear as though etched into his physical being. It's a compendium of the symbology of genius — or, more precisely, a compendium of Newman's own photographic genius. Through January 19 at the Sheldon Art Galleries, 3648 Washington Boulevard; 314-533-9900 or www.sheldonconcerthall.org. Hours: noon-8 p.m. Tue., noon-5 p.m. Wed.-Fri., 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Sat.

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