A crowd previews a selection of art from the Reclamation Project, which has reused debris from the tornado in Joplin, Mo. Leedy-Voulkos Art Center. hide caption

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Man Ray Portrait of Lee Miller - Flying Head, c. 1930 Paris Vintage gelatin silver print Lee Miller Archives hide caption

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The Picture Show

Jumping Dogs And Photo-Toons: Meet Photographer Elliott Erwitt

It might be the one household name you don't know but should. At 83, Erwitt is still making memorable photographs.

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Staged photos re-create Stasi agents dressed in various disguises, ranging from a Russian mafioso to the casual middle-aged man to a tourist with cameras. Simon Menner hide caption

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The Mexican theater chain Cinepolis has opened its first luxury cinema in the United States in San Diego's affluent Del Mar beach community. Amy Isackson hide caption

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Miles Morales, half Latino and half African-American, is the new face of Spider-Man in the "Ultimate" line of Marvel Comics. Marvel Comics hide caption

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Kennedy Center fellow Reem Kassem recently used her Kennedy connections to help organize an outdoor arts festival in Alexandria, Egypt. Kennedy Center hide caption

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Aline Saarinen taking a photograph, circa 1955 Archives of American Art/Smithsonian Institution. hide caption

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Arts & Life

Life-Like Mannequins Inspire Real-Life Shoppers


In a Disney Store in Southern California, displays include playful child-size mannequins that encourage shoppers to interact with the merchandise.

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The right eye of Leonardo da Vinci's "Mona Lisa." On Aug. 21, 1911, the then-little-known painting was stolen from the wall of the Louvre in Paris. And a legend was born. Associated Press hide caption

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Fine Art

The Theft That Made The 'Mona Lisa' A Masterpiece

A century ago, on a quiet morning in Paris, three men dressed as museum workers walked out of the Louvre with what was then a little-known Renaissance portrait.

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