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Daniel Chester French’s (1850–1931) best known works are rooted in American culture and history. He sculpted the country’s heroes, philosophers, and patriots (Fig. 1). The Minute Man (1871–1875) in Concord, Massachusetts, launched his career, and the seated Abraham Lincoln (1911–1922) in Washington, D.C., marks the high point of his work. While much of French’s sculpture has been on view at Chesterwood, his studio in Stockbridge, Massachusetts, since his daughter, Margaret French Cresson, first opened it to the public in 1955, there has not been a major exhibition of his work since 1976. From the Minute Man to The Lincoln Memorial: The Timeless Sculpture of Daniel Chester French,” is the first exhibition to highlight how French’s grounding in Concord influenced his career and his most iconic works.

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U.S. authorities arrested a female suspect on Monday, July 29, 2013 for attacking three iconic landmarks in Washington, D.C. with green paint. The 58-year-old woman has been charged with defacing two chapels in the Washington National Cathedral and police have questioned her about similar defacement seen on the Lincoln Memorial and Smithsonian Castle last week. Authorities are testing paint samples from the three locations to see if the incidents are connected.

Cleaning crews began working to rid the landmarks of the unsightly paint on Monday evening. Officials believe that paint removal and subsequent repair to the National Cathedral could cost an estimated $15,000. The Lincoln Memorial, which was vandalized on Friday, July 26, 2013, is about 90% paint-free.

The suspect, Jiamei Tianh, is currently in custody.

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