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Why Da Vinci's Last Privately Owned Painting Probably Won't End Up In A Museum

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Johnny Fox hugs a fan at the Maryland Renaissance Festival. This fall, Fox has made a triumphant comeback even as he battles with health issues. Mark Mitton/NPR hide caption

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Sword Swallower Makes Triumphant Return As He Battles Severe Health Issues

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Curator Paola Antonelli says the white T-shirt is both timeless and universal. Courtesy Shutterstock/SFIO CRACHO/ The Museum of Modern Art, New York hide caption

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We Are What We Wear: Exhibition Examines Clothing That Changed The World

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The Voyager Golden Record remained mostly unavailable and unheard, until a Kickstarter campaign finally brought the sounds to human ears. Ozma Records/LADdesign hide caption

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The Voyager Golden Record Finally Finds An Earthly Audience

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Benjamin Raphael of Nigeria (left) is a salesman who had never picked up a paint brush before he found asylum in Italy. Sylvia Poggioli/NPR hide caption

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Painting Their Old Life Helps Them Build A New Life In Italy

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Robert Gulaczyk as a Vincent van Gough self portrait in Loving Vincent Courtesy of Breakthru Films hide caption

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'Loving Vincent' Paints Van Gogh Into A Murder Mystery

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Guggenheim Pulls Animal Art From Upcoming Chinese Exhibition

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New York's Guggenheim Museum announced Monday that it was removing three works from its upcoming exhibit of contemporary art from China. Animal rights activists said the works depicted cruelty to animals. Stan Honda/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Exhibit Highlights The Work Of The Late Avant-Garde Artist Florine Stettheimer

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A young Chicanita hawks La Raza newspapers at the Poor People's Campaign, Washington, D.C. May-July 1968. Maria Varela/Maria Varela Photography hide caption

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'From The Mundane To The Magnificent': Photos From The Chicano Rights Movement

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The work built by French artist JR peers over the U.S.-Mexico border at Tecate, Calif., earlier this week. Guillermo Arias/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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As Boy Peers Curiously Over Border Wall, His Artist Asks: 'What Is He Thinking?'

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A man runs from a line of charging police in riot gear in Baltimore. The photo, taken by Devin Allen, is featured in the National Museum of African American History and Culture's newest exhibit, "More Than A Picture." Gift of Devin Allen/Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture hide caption

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In 'More Than A Picture' Exhibit, History Happens Now

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El Corrido de Boyle Heights, or The Ballad of Boyle Heights, was painted in 1983 by the East Los Streetscapers, an artist collective that painted a number of murals across Los Angeles' Boyle Heights neighborhood. Monika Evstatieva/NPR hide caption

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'¡Murales Rebeldes!': These Disappearing LA Murals Mirror Their Community

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