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The day the Salon des Refusés sparked a historic shift for art

May 15, On This Day From rejects to icons Beginning in 1667, the annual Paris Salon, sponsored by the French government and the Academy of Fine Arts, was a showcase of the best academic art. Its conservative views, however, led to some intrigue in the selection of artists and art, say historic reports, and they...