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Vermeer's 1663 work, Woman in Blue Reading a Letter, is back on display at the National Gallery after its first visit 20 years ago. Carola van Wijk/National Gallery of Art hide caption

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Vermeer's 'Woman In Blue' Returns To D.C., Hoping For Better Luck This Time

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Fans Offer Legos To Ai Weiwei After Company Refuses To Donate Its Toy Bricks

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Ceramics artist Ron Nagle says his greatest gift is his sense of humor --€” "basically because I'm a melancholy person," he says. William Pruyn/Courtesy Matthew Marks Gallery hide caption

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Pottery Winner: An Artist's Dark, Funny Oeuvre Gets Major Show

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Using DNA To Authenticate Art

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Alder branches form a bridge in a Dumfriesshire, Scotland, stream. (Jan. 17, 2014) Andy Goldsworthy/ Abrams hide caption

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Sculptor Turns Rain, Ice And Trees Into 'Ephemeral Works'

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Dmitri Vrubel's painting of the Soviet Union's Leonid Brezhnev and East Germany's Erich Honecker kissing — under a Russian phrase that reads, "My God, Help Me to Survive This Deadly Love" — is a popular part of the East Side Gallery. Adam Berry/Getty Images hide caption

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Ionel Talpazan's "Fundamental UFO". Courtesy of Henry Boxer Gallery hide caption

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Boyhood Encounter With UFO Inspired Art That Soared Around The World

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Everything at the brand new Cultural Center in downtown Buenos Aires is free — from art installations to symphony concerts. "Culture is an investment for this government, not an expense," says Culture Minister Teresa Parodi. Centro Cultural Kirchner hide caption

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In Argentina, Where Culture Is 'A Right,' A Free New Arts Center Opens

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Shahzia Sikander, pictured here, created the film Parallax (also pictured) to explore the layers of history and change that are remaking parts of the Middle East and South Asia. Courtesy of Shahzia Sikander hide caption

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Breaking The Mold: Artist's Modern Miniatures Remix Islamic Art

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Dancer Mikhail Baryshnikov poses for a portrait at the Baryshnikov Arts Center in New York City in July. The center, a multidisciplinary practice and performance space, opened in 2005. Bryan Derballa for NPR hide caption

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No Vanity Project: At Art Center, Baryshnikov Tells Artists, 'You're The Boss'

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New Contemporary Art Museum In Los Angeles Engages Kids With Audio Tours

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Taylor's Vicissitudes, after it began to accumulate coral. Jason deCaires Taylor hide caption

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Set In Stone But Ever-Changing: Sculptures Reshaped By The Tides

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Sultan Sooud Al-Qassemi says, "I don't buy artworks that I think are pretty ... I buy art that is politically meaningful." That art includes Yemeni photographer Boushra Al Mutawakel's Mother, Daughter, Doll series. Courtesy of Barjeel Art Foundation hide caption

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For Arab Artists With Something To Say, This Sheikh Is A Loudspeaker

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The Broad Museum, on Grand Avenue in downtown Los Angeles, opens Sunday. Admission is free. Iwan Baan/Courtesy of The Broad/Diller Scofidio + Renfro hide caption

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The Broad Museum Is A Contemporary Art Collector's Gift To Los Angeles

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