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John Baldessari, Conceptual Art Pioneer, Has Died

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Conservator Felicitas Klein, right, traveled from Germany with Villas at Bordighera, an 1884 painting by Claude Monet. She inspects the painting at the Denver Art Museum, along with senior paintings conservator Pamela Skiles. Kendelyn Ouellette hide caption

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How Do You Move 100+ Monet Masterpieces? Very, Very Carefully

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1 Night In An Edward Hopper Hotel Room? It's Less Lonely Than You Might Think

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Lawsuit Alleges Missouri Bank Mismanaged Painter Thomas Hart Benton's Estate

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A horn player (left) in this detail from a 1694 altar carving by Francesco Antonio d'Alberto in Piedmont, Italy, clearly has a swollen neck that signifies goiter, medical historians say. The thyroid condition was a sign of poverty in those days. Renzo Dionigi hide caption

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Why Certain Poor Shepherds In Nativity Scenes Have Huge, Misshapen Throats

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Façade of Chicago's first and only Hanukkah-themed pop-up bar in Wrigleyville. Nolis Anderson for NPR hide caption

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In Chicago, Hanukkah Now Has Its Own Pop-Up Bar Experience

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The Mayor, a green cube with a top hat, goes "kaboom" in Wattam. Funomena/Annapurna Interactive hide caption

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Meet 'Wattam,' The Newest Absurd Video Game Playground From Keita Takahashi

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France Remembers Leonardo Da Vinci

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Finding A Stolen Gustav Klimt Painting

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Two editions of Maurizio Cattelan's Comedian, a banana duct-taped to a wall, have reportedly sold for more than $100,000. Cindy Ord/Getty Images hide caption

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Opinion: This Art Is Bananas

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