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Ai Weiwei's With Wind greets visitors to his exhibit, "@Large," on Alcatraz Island in San Francisco. Jan Sturmann/Courtesy FOR-SITE Foundation hide caption

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Confined In China, Ai Weiwei Directs Alcatraz Exhibit From Afar

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Plaster casts taken from soldiers' mutilated faces (top row), new sculpted faces (bottom row), and final masks (on the table) sit in the studio of Anna Coleman Ladd in 1918. American Red Cross/Anna Coleman Ladd papers/Archives of American Art/Smithsonian Institution hide caption

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One Sculptor's Answer To WWI Wounds: Plaster, Copper And Paint

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These pastel boxes originally owned by Mary Cassatt were acquired recently by the National Gallery of Art. Click here for a closer look. National Gallery of Art hide caption

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Now That's An Artifact: See Mary Cassatt's Pastels At The National Gallery

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Picasso, Nazis And A Daring Escape In 'My Grandfather's Gallery'

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Zhang Kechun. Under the Abandoned Pier, 2013-2014. Zhang, 34, spent years shooting photos along the Yellow River. Zhang Kechun/Courtesy of Three Shadows +3 Gallery hide caption

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China Gets A Big Dose Of Fine Art Photography

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Sergeant Mariya Oktyabrskaya is one of the women featured on Jason Porath's blog Rejected Princesses. Oktyabrskaya was the first female tanker to ever win the Hero of the Soviet Union award. Jason Porath hide caption

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No Tiara, No Problem: 'Rejected Princesses' Have Stories Worth Telling

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The Fine Art Of Pricing Detroit's Collection

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A robot, controlled from afar, moves in for a closer look. Alexey Moskvin/Tate Britain hide caption

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A Night At The Museum ... With Robots

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This installation at the Tower of London will ultimately feature 888,246 ceramic poppies, honoring the soldiers from Britain and the British colonies who died in World War I. Rich Preston/NPR hide caption

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A Sea Of Ceramic Poppies Honors Britain's WWI Dead

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Deaccessioning — the permanent removal of an object from a museum's collection — has been a big issue in Detroit. When the city declared bankruptcy, it had to put all of its assets on the table. Turns out, the most valuable asset was the art collection at the Detroit Institute of Arts. Bill Pugliano/Getty Images hide caption

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As Museums Try To Make Ends Meet, 'Deaccession' Is The Art World's Dirty Word

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Albert Paley's iron and steel gates, archways and free-standing sculptures are eye-catching landmarks. His 2010 steel work Evanesce stands in Monterrey, Mexico. "American Metal: The Art of Albert Paley" is on display at the Corcoran Gallery of Art until September. Agencia para la Planeacióndel Desarrollo Urbano de Nuevo León/Courtesy Paley Studios hide caption

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With Swirls Of Steel, These Sculptures Mark The Passage Of People And Time

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After Decades In Storage, Damaged Rothko Murals Get High-Tech Restoration

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