Artist Behind Rosa Parks Statue: She Was 'Superwoman Dressed In Clark Kent's Clothes'
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Marcel Duchamp's Cubist-inspired Nude Descending a Staircase was famously described by one critic as "an explosion in a shingle factory." Philadelphia Museum of Art/Copyright succession Marcel Duchamp / ADAGP, Paris / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York 2013 hide caption

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'Armory Show' That Shocked America In 1913, Celebrates 100
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Very little is known about Girl With a Pearl Earring, which is often referred to as the Dutch Mona Lisa. Superstock/The Art Archive hide caption

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Making Up A History For The 'Dutch Mona Lisa'
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Grapes, a spiky cluster of wooden stools from the Qing Dynasty (1644-1911), is part of Ai Weiwei's repurposed furniture series. Cathy Carver/Courtesy Hirshhorn Museum hide caption

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In 'According To What?' Ai Weiwei Makes Mourning Subversive
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Designing Inaugural Dresses, Not All Roses
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The Seedy Underbelly Of The Belle Epoque, 'Painted'
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Re-Creating The 'Lost Carving' Of An English Genius
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Edward Hopper is well-known in the U.S. for paintings such as Nighthawks (1942)pensive, lonely portraits of people sitting together yet alone. He was less well-known in France, but an exhibit of his work at the Grand Palais has drawn impressive crowds. The Art Institute of Chicago, Friends of American Art Collection/Courtesy of the Art Institute of Chicago hide caption

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Hopper's Lonely Figures Find Some Friends In Paris
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