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Edgar Degas' Little Dancer Aged Fourteen is on display at the National Gallery of Art until Jan. 11. Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Mellon/ Courtesy of the National Gallery hide caption

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'Little Dancer' Musical Imagines The Story Behind Degas' Mysterious Muse

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The face in Jorge Rodríguez-Gerada's larger-than-life portrait is a composite of photos the artist took of young men from many racial backgrounds. Tami Heilemann/Department of the Interior hide caption

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On The National Mall, An American Portrait In Sand And Soil

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The Man Who Casts The Metal For The Master Sculptors

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Art Project Opens Long-Closed Ellis Island Hospital

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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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