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Obama Brings a Modern Touch to the White House's Artworks

When President Barack Obama's term is complete, most will know him for his foreign policy and Obamacare and some will remember his Spotify playlist, while the more artistically focused will look back on his aesthetic impact to the White House. What "aesthetic impact," you might ask? Well, according to The New York Times, Obama has been replacing some of The White House's early 21st century artworks for more modern and contemporary pieces by artists like Mark Rothko and Robert Rauschenberg. Despite the changes, Bill Kloss, an art historian and a former member of the Committee for the Preservation of the White House, told The New York Times that Obama is still "trying to keep a sense of formality [in the White House]."

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