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Semi-Nude Painting Smuggled Into Canadian Museum

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Semi-Nude Painting Smuggled Into Canadian Museum

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Semi-Nude Painting Smuggled Into Canadian Museum

Semi-Nude Painting Smuggled Into Canadian Museum

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It took a while, but guards at Canada's Glenbow Museum finally noticed a new acquisition in the gallery: An oil painting of a semi-nude woman. An anonymous note said the donor's late father did the painting and had always wanted his work in a museum.

DAVID GREENE, HOST:

Good morning. I'm David Greene. You've heard of thieves smuggling art out of museums, right? Well, in Canada, someone snuck a painting in. The Calgary Herald reports that guards at the Glenbow Museum noticed a new acquisition in the gallery - an oil painting of a semi-nude woman. An anonymous note said the donor's late father did the painting and had always wanted his work in a museum. What takes precedent, the note said, my moral obligation to my parents or museum policy? Please don't disrupt a joyous occasion. It's MORNING EDITION.

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