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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The boats of For Those in Peril on the Sea, by artist Hew Locke, hang in the entrance hall of the Perez Art Museum Miami, which opens this week. Daniel Azoulay/Perez Art Museum Miami hide caption

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For Miami, A New Art Project, Complete With Drama
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Designer B Michael On Bringing Color To The Runway
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Hence We Come, by Norman Lewis Courtesy of The Kinsey Collection hide caption

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Trove Of Artifacts Trumpets African-American Triumphs
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Eugen Darie has admitted to being part of a Romanian gang that stole seven works by masters including Pablo Picasso and Henri Matisse from a Rotterdam museum last October. Vadim Ghirda/AP hide caption

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Zhao Mengfu was the preeminent painter and calligrapher of the early Yuan dynasty (1279-1368). His Sheep And Goat scroll is estimated to be worth $100 million. Courtesy of the Smithsonian Institution hide caption

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Conserving Priceless Chinese Paintings Is An Art All Its Own
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Sculptor and writer Barbara Chase-Riboud is troubled by race-based groupings. She currently has an exhibition of work inspired by Malcolm X at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Courtesy of the Philadelphia Museum of Art hide caption

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What Do We Mean When We Talk About 'Latino Art'?
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Anselm Kiefer's Velimir Chlebnikov, a series of 30 paintings devoted to the Russian philosopher who posited that war is inevitable, is on display at the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art. MASS MoCA hide caption

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Kiefer's Bleak Horrors Of War Fill An Entire Building
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Museum director Alex Rueger (L) and Dutch artist Jeroen Krabbe stand in front of Vincent van Gogh's long-lost Sunset at Montmajour at the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam. The 1888 landscape painting from the height of the Dutch master's career had been abandoned for years in a Norwegian attic on the belief that it was a forgery. Lex van Lieshout/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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