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The Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life

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Wal-Mart Heiress Brings Art Museum To The Ozarks

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If The Art Museum were a real museum and not just a book, there would hardly be need for another. At 18 pounds and 922 pages, the expansive book is organized into thematic "galleries," and within those "rooms" dedicated to solo artists, like Picasso. Phaidon hide caption

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The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

In a charcoal and pastel version of Dancers at the Barre, Degas tries out a variation on the dancers' head and leg positions.

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Degas' Dancers: Behind The Scenes, At The Barre

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Many of Degas' nudes have their backs turned to the viewer. Above, Degas' pastel work, After the Bath, Woman Drying Her Neck, 1886-95. Photo Musee d'Orsay/rmn/Museum of Fine Arts, Boston hide caption

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The Asia Series is Bob Dylan's first exhibit in New York.

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A Woman Of Photos And Firsts, Ruth Gruber At 100

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'A Fisherman's Daughter' Returned To Rightful Owner

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Language drives Johnson's art since her illness, as depicted in her piece called Enthusiastic, created in 2009.

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These two paintings were up for auction in Hong Kong in February. Art auctions produce eye-popping sales figures in China, though critics say there is a widespread problem with fakes.

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In China's Red-Hot Art Market, Fraud Abounds

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