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Ancient Iraqi Art On Display In Italy At Venice Biennale

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A pulpit for Pisa Cathedral by Italian sculptor Giovanni Pisano, showing a woman breastfeeding, was on display at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London in October 2016. This weekend, a breastfeeding museum visitor says she was told to cover up, which the museum says violates its own policies. Waring Abbott/Getty Images hide caption

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The Archaeologist Who Hunts For Stolen Art

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The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City has turned over an ancient vase to authorities after a warrant was issued for its seizure. Above, the museum in May. Richard Drew/AP hide caption

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Harvey Dunn's 1918 oil painting The Sentry shows a soldier coming up from the trenches. "You see in his eyes what would later become known as the thousand-yard stare," says exhibit curator Peter Jakab. Hugh Talman/National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution hide caption

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Even In 'The War To End All Wars,' There Was Art Coming From The Trenches

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Art Exhibit Features Chagall's Works For Ballet And Opera

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The Berkshire Museum in Pittsfield, Mass., announced it would sell 40 works to fund its renovation and endowment, raising concerns from museum organizations that the instiution is treating its collection "as a disposable financial asset." Above, an exhibit at the museum in 2003. Alan Solomon/AP hide caption

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Alice Cooper Finds Andy Warhol Art After 40 Years In Storage

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Artist Imani Turner works on a watercolor piece inspired by the solar system. "Art creates opportunities for all of us to learn about ourselves," says Tony Brunswick, the executive director of Art Enables. "We really believe in the power of art." Beck Harlan/NPR hide caption

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Mapping The Journey Of Classic Works Of Art

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Chinese artist Ai Weiwei has had several confrontations with Chinese authorities. Beck Harlan/NPR hide caption

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'They Love Freedom': Ai Weiwei On His Lego Portraits Of Fellow Activists

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Senior conservator of paintings Ann Hoenigswald works to fill in elements of Paul Cézanne's Riverbank c. 1895 in the National Gallery of Art's Paintings Conservation Lab in Washington, D.C. Liam James Doyle/NPR hide caption

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With Chemistry And Care, Conservators Keep Masterpieces Looking Their Best

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Lewis used leftover house paint to brighten the walls of the tiny home in Marshalltown that she shared with her husband. Steve Farmer/Art Gallery of Nova Scotia hide caption

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