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What Would You Do If The Feds Were Watching You?

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This French mechanical table was intended for Madame de Pompadour. The designs depict her many interests, including gardening, painting, music and architecture. Metropolitan Museum of Art hide caption

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The Art Of Vanity On Display In 'The History Of The Dressing Table'

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Mexican artist Pedro Reyes received 6,700 weapons from the Mexican government, from which he sculpted instruments. Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images hide caption

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Artist Transforms Guns To Make Music — Literally

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In a program called L'Arte Auita L'Arte (Art Helping Art) Italy's Ministry of Heritage and Culture and Tourism posted works of art in need of restoration on Facebook. The public was asked to vote for the art it felt was most deserving of a fix-up. Ministry of Heritage and Culture and Tourism via Facebook hide caption

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Which Artworks Should We Save? Cash-Strapped Italy Lets Citizens Vote

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These Guitars Are For The Birds — Literally

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Foundations Keep Detroit Art Off The Auction Block

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Robert Indiana first emerged as a pop artist in the early 1960s, but he was quickly defined by his 1966 signature work, LOVE, shown behind Indiana in this 2013 photo. Lauren Casselberry/AP hide caption

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Robert Indiana: A Career Defined By 'LOVE' No Longer

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Two turntables carved from wood scratch out the sound of Beat Nation artist Jordan Bennett learning his native Mi'kmaq language. David Sommerstein / NCPR hide caption

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Hip-Hop's Aboriginal Connection

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Gladioli, Claude Monet, ca. 1876, oil on canvas. Detroit Institute of Arts hide caption

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Detroit Needs Money. Can A 'Grand Bargain' Save The City's Art?

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Sun May Set On The Collected Works Of A Western Icon

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Mountain Gorillas, one of the first dioramas on which Fred Scherer apprenticed, completed in 1936. Polina Yamshchikov/for NPR hide caption

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In The Background: Art You May Never Notice

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Johannes Vermeer's Girl with a Pearl Earring is one of 15 17th century Dutch paintings on view at New York's Frick Collection through early 2014. AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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'Pearl Earring' Is The Crown Jewel Of The Frick's Dutch Exhibit

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