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As U.S. Reengages With Cuba, Art Museums Make a Trade

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James Snyder, director of the Israel Museum in Jerusalem, with Egon Schiele's 1915 work, Krumau Town Crescent I. It's one of about 1,000 works of Nazi-confiscated art the museum has received. The museum has no record of who owned the painting before it was taken by the Nazis. In some 40 cases, the museum has returned artworks when heirs were found. Daniel Estrin for NPR hide caption

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7 Decades On, Israel Still Seeks Resolutions For 'Holocaust Art'

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Sister Corita Kent stands in front of her work, including for eleanor, at Immaculate Heart College in 1964. Courtesy of Corita Art Center hide caption

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A Nun Inspired By Warhol: The Forgotten Pop Art Of Sister Corita Kent

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Eric Bransby, pictured above in his home in Colorado Springs, is still creating art at 98. "I try to make each mural a project that will somehow expand my abilities a little bit more," he says. Nathaniel Minor/Colorado Public Radio hide caption

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For 98-Year-Old Artist, Every Mural Must 'Be A New Adventure'

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Curator Timothy Verdon says "Mary is unexpectedly fashionable" in Fra Filippo Lippi's Madonna and Child, painted in the 1460s. Provincia di Firenze, Palazzo Medici Riccardi, Florence/National Museum of Women in the Arts hide caption

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Mother, Empress, Virgin, Faith: 'Picturing Mary' And Her Many Meanings

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Turner Was A Brute, But He Painted With Romantic Radiance

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'Mr. Turner' About A Man Trying To Find His Place In The World

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Timothy Spall finds beauty in the unlikeliest places as painter J.M.W. Turner. Sony Pictures Classics hide caption

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'Mr. Turner' Is A Snuffling, Growling Work Of Art

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Richard Estes, Jone's Diner, 1979, oil on canvas. (Private collection.) Click here for a closer look. Courtesy of Marlborough Gallery/Smithsonian American Art Museum hide caption

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Painting Or Photograph? With Richard Estes, It's Hard To Tell

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A still from the art film #Blackmendream. The film features nine men, turned away from the camera and talking about their hopes and fears. Courtesy artist hide caption

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'#Blackmendream': Showcasing A Different Side Of Black Manhood

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Spanish Artist Francisco Goya On Display In Boston: An Extraordinary Exhibit

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After Decades Of Success, Joni Mitchell Is Still Just 'A Painter Who Writes Songs'

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Anselm Kiefer's Sprache der Vogel belongs to one of Miami's best-known private collections. Collection Martin Z. Margulies hide caption

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How Private Collectors Helped Make Miami An Art Destination

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Missing Painting Found On Set Of 'Stuart Little'

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