Metsu's 1664 painting A Man Writing a Letter depicts a handsome young scribe penning his correspondence in an opulent study. Roy Hewson/National Gallery of Ireland hide caption

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Gabriel Metsu: The Dutch Master You Don't Know

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This 4th century B.C. stone sculpture of Aphrodite, goddess of love, was illegally excavated from Sicily. The Getty Museum purchased it in 1988. In 2007, the Getty agreed to return it — along with 40 other disputed artifacts — to the Italian government. The goddess will be officially installed at her new home — a small museum in Sicily — on Tuesday. AP hide caption

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'Chasing Aphrodite' And Other Dirty Art World Deals

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The Soumaya Museum in Mexico City was designed by Carlos Slim's son-in-law and houses Slim's collection of more than 65,000 pieces. It is dominated by works from European and Mexican artists. Walter Shintani/LatinContent/Getty Images hide caption

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World's Richest Man Opens Flashy Museum In Mexico

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Snapshot Of History: Silkscreened from a newspaper photograph, Glenn Ligon's Hands takes a moment from Louis Farrakhan's Million Man March and strips it of its context. Fredrik Nilsen/Whitney Museum of American Art hide caption

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Glenn Ligon Reframes History In The Art Of 'America'

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Ai Weiwei's Circle of Animals/Zodiac Heads makes its outdoor debut in New York on May 2. Ding Musa/AW Asia hide caption

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Ai Weiwei's Artwork Travels, Despite Detainment

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Grover Cleveland, the only President to get married in the White House, married 21-year-old Frances Folsom, above, in the Blue Room in 1886. The blue furniture, as shown in Waddell's painting, Something Blue, is still in the White House collection. Click here to explore the painting. White House Historical Association hide caption

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An Artist Imagines The White House As It Once Was

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Captain Hook (left) and her accomplice, Vanessa XKiller, vandalize a bear statue in L.A.'s Griffith Park in the most cozy way possible: with a hand-crocheted hoodie. Stepping back to assess their handiwork, Vanessa concludes, it's "gangster cute." Jennifer Sharpe/via Flickr hide caption

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Crochet Vandals Do Graffiti ... Like Your Grandma

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Herzog was only permitted to enter the caves for one week of filming. Mark Valesella/IFC Films hide caption

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Herzog Enters 'The Cave Of Forgotten Dreams'

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Maggy Rozycki Hiltner's Hothouse Flowers, made of found fabrics, is one of many works on display in the Textile Museum's Green: The Color and the Cause exhibit in Washington, D.C. Click here to see the full textile. Virginia Spragg/ hide caption

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Celebrating Green: As Color, As Concept, As Cause

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Jon Sarkin: When Brain Injuries Transform Into Art

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Ai Weiwei, one of China's most controversial artists, looks on during the 'So Sorry' exhibition opening at 'Haus der Kunst' on October 11, 2009 in Munich. Miguel Villagran/Getty Images hide caption

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Michelangelo Was A Poet, Though We Barely Know It

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The Art Of Anxiety: Painter George Tooker Dies At 90

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An Iraqi man walks past paintings displayed at a gallery in the Karrada district of central Baghdad on April 13, 2010. Sabah Arar/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Many Iraqi Artists Struggle, Suffer In Silence

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