(Left) Mayan artisans from the Yucatan region hand-embroidered an armadillo onto this linen dress from Carla Fernández's Mayalands collection. (Right) This Fernandez dress is a traditional rebozo shape which honors the square root design of ancient patterns. Ramiro Chaves/Courtesy Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum hide caption

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A Modern Twist On Mexican Tradition Hits The Runway

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Kandinsky's Painting No. 201, on the left, was the inspiration for the salad on the right, which was used to test diners' appreciation of the dish. Museum of Modern Art; Crossmodal Research Laboratory hide caption

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'The Illustrated Courtroom' Finds Art In Real-Life Legal Drama

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"Redan" is one of the works of minimalist sculptor Carl Andre on display at his retrospective at the Dia Art Foundation in Beacon, N.Y. Karen Michel for NPR hide caption

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With Blocks And Bricks, A Minimalist Returns To The Gallery

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Picasso's The Blue Room, painted in 1901, hung in the Phillips Collection for decades. AP hide caption

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Buried By Picasso, The Man Beneath 'The Blue Room' Tells A Story

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While cities are still competing for the not yet built Lucas Cultural Arts Museum, parts of the collection are already on display. The "Star Wars Identities" traveling exhibition, currently at the Cite du Cinema in Saint-Denis, France, features 200 objects from George Lucas' collection — including the costumes of Chewbacca, Han Solo and Princess Leia Organa. Patrick Kovarik/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Never Tell Them The Odds: Cities Vie To Host 'Star Wars' Collection

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Scientists and art experts found a hidden painting beneath one of Picasso's first masterpieces, The Blue Room, thanks to advances in infrared technology. Here, associate conservator Patricia Favero of The Phillips Collection points to a detail in the image. Evan Vucci/AP hide caption

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The Human Heart And Its Rhythmic Magnificence

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Huguette Clark in 1930. She had a mansion in Connecticut that was never occupied, and her New York apartments were kept up, unoccupied, for more than 20 years. AP hide caption

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Eccentric Heiress's Untouched Treasures Head For The Auction Block

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In 1930, Grant Wood had his sister Nan pose for American Gothic. "The public reaction to the painting was so rough on her that her brother Grant felt bad for her," curator Elizabeth Botten says. Art Institute of Chicago, Friends of American Art Collection/AP hide caption

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Meet The Models: Exhibit Explores The People Behind The Paintings

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Could Detroit's Automakers Save Its Art Treasures?

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The Neue Galerie exhibit's empty frames represent paintings that were lost or destroyed by the Nazis. They appear beside works that survived Nazi rule, like George Grosz's Portrait of the Writer Max Hermann-Neisse (lower right). Courtesy of Hulya Kolabas for Neue Galerie New York hide caption

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'Degenerate' Exhibit Recalls Nazi War On Modern Art

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Joan Brown's 1970 Self-Portrait with Fish and Cat is the first image you see at the National Portrait Gallery's "Face Value" exhibit. Estate of Joan Brown/Courtesy of George Adams Gallery/National Portrait Gallery hide caption

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As Portraits Became Passé, These Artists Redefined 'Face Value'

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Yellowstone serigraphs, circa 1939. Courtesy of Doug Leen and the Interior Museum hide caption

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From Yellowstone To Grand Canyon, WPA Posters Celebrate National Parks

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