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Launch Point

October 07, 1998

This week's subject: Art museums.

Valentin, an agent for Renaissance artist Caravaggio, developed the first art gallery when he realized people were more inclined to buy paintings in an upscale setting than in a messy art studio. Today, art galleries and museums showcase and preserve the creativity and ingenuity of individuals from around the world. To access the many treasures available in online art museums, use the direct links on The Times' Launch Point Web site: Go to: http://www.latimes.com/launch/

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