The Sackler Gallery's Ming dynasty dish dates back to 1430 China. Charles Lang Freer Endowment and Friends of the Freer and Sackler Galleries/Courtesy of the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery hide caption

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See Red In A New Light: Imperial China Meets Mark Rothko In D.C. Exhibition

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A visitor takes a photo of Judith Slaying Holofernes by Italian 17th century artist Artemisia Gentileschi, on display at Rome's Palazzo Braschi museum. The "Artemisia Gentileschi and Her Times" exhibition will run till May 7, 2017. Andrew Medichini/AP hide caption

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Long Seen As Victim, 17th Century Italian Painter Emerges As Feminist Icon

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90 Years On, Claude Monet's Water Lilies Still Captivate

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The Surreal Cookbook Of Salvador Dalí

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American artist Jeff Koons, left, American ambassador Jane Dorothy Hartley and Mayor of Paris Anne Hidalgo unveil illustrations of Bouquet of Tulips 2016, a 34-foot statue Koons is presenting to the city of Paris and the people of France as a symbol of friendship. Michel Euler/AP hide caption

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Jeff Koons Gives France A Giant Bouquet Of Flowers, But It Comes With A Price

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Massumeh Farhad points to one of the Qurans in the exhibition. As curator, she flipped through all of the books on display. "Every page is absolutely breathtaking," she says. Raquel Zaldivar/NPR hide caption

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Quran Exhibition Shines A Light On The Holy Books' Dedicated Artists

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Still life with Flowers, Gilt Goblets, Coins and Shells was created by Clara Peeters in 1612. Peeters hid small self portraits in the goblet on the right. Staatliche Kunsthalle hide caption

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In A First, Spain's Prado Museum Puts The Spotlight On A Female Artist

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Untitled (Woman Seated in a Chair), by Richard Diebenkorn, 1963 Thomas E. Benesch Memorial Collection, BMA /The Richard Diebenkorn Foundation hide caption

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Matisse And Diebenkorn 'Meet' At Last, At The Baltimore Museum Of Art

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Minneapolis Institute of Art curator Tom Rassieur stands in a gallery showcasing objects honoring the 500th anniversary of Martin Luther posting his 95 Theses against the Catholic Church. Lisa Burke/Courtesy of Lisa Burke hide caption

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How Technology Helped Martin Luther Change Christianity

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Before His Name Was Known At All, Seuss Put Creatures On The Wall

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How Does Christoph Niemann Make Art Look Effortless? With A Lot Of Work

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New York's Museum Of Modern Art Acquires Original Emoji

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Ragnar Kjartansson's Woman in E takes place in a circular room built from a gold tinsel curtain. Unlike many of his works, Woman in E features real people, rather than films. Cathy Carver/Courtesy of the artist, Luhring Augustine (New York) and i8 Gallery (Reykjavík) hide caption

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Art Star Ragnar Kjartansson Moves People To Tears, Over And Over

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Amatrice's Basilica di San Francesco was among many centuries-old buildings damaged in Italy's Aug. 24 quake. The national police's art squad is documenting damage and salvaging priceless works of art from this and other churches in the region. Italian Carabinieri /AP hide caption

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When Cultural Heritage Is At Risk, Italy's Art Police Come To The Rescue

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This statue, in Sudbury, Ontario, was apparently vandalized about a year ago. A local artist volunteered to help replace Jesus' missing head, but not everyone appreciates her efforts. Marina von Stackelberg/CBC hide caption

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Artangel co-director James Lingwood has been struck by how much time visitors are spending at the exhibition. Justin Tallis/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Reading Gaol, Where Oscar Wilde Was Imprisoned, Unlocks Its Gates For Art

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Self-Portrait in Blue Jacket (1950), by Max Beckmann. The painter had been on his way to see an exhibit featuring this self-portrait at the time of his heart attack. Saint Louis Art Museum, Bequest of Morton D. May(C) 2016 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn hide caption

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Decades After His Death, Max Beckmann Returns To New York

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In a recent series of photographic drawings, David Hockney, shown above in his studio, plays with the relationship between painting and photography. Richard Schmidt/David Hockney/Abrams Books hide caption

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Artist David Hockney Says The Drive To Create Pictures 'Is Deep Within Us'

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Preserving Rosa Parks' Detroit House, In Germany

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Winston Churchill was so displeased with Graham Sutherland's portrait that his wife asked his secretary to destroy it. Pictured here is a preparatory sketch. Reprinted from "The Face of Britain" by Simon Schama with permission from Oxford University Press/National Portrait Gallery, London hide caption

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'The Face Of Britain' Tells A Nation's History Through Portraits

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