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In Eugène Delacroix's 1827 lithograph, Mephistopheles Aloft, 1827, a demon flies over a dark city. Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco/The J. Paul Getty Museum hide caption

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For 19th Century French Artists, 'Noir' Was The New Black

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An interior view of the fictional Selig family's house. Here, in the kitchen, a portal — one of many — leads out of the house into the otherworldly beyond. Lindsey Kennedy/Courtesy of Meow Wolf hide caption

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DIY Artists Paint The Town Strange, With Some Help From George R.R. Martin

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In his barn, Bertoia would play his sculptures for small invited audiences, or by himself late at night. His sculptures are in the barn where he left them when he died in 1978. John Brien/Important Records hide caption

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Sound Sculptor Harry Bertoia Created Musical, Meditative Art

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"Satellite imagery allows us to ... record information in different parts of the light spectrum ... that we simply cannot see with our human eyes." — Sarah Parcak Ryan Lash/TED hide caption

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Sarah Parcak: How Can Crowdsourcing Be A Tool For Modern Archaeological Discovery?

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A sandstone statue of Rishabhanata, from Rajasthan or Madhya Pradesh, India, in the 10th century A.D., flanked by a pair of attendants. It is valued at approximately $150,000. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement hide caption

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Visitor Services Associate Sacha Baumann talks with two visitors about Mark Bradford's 2006 work Scorched Earth. Ben Gibbs Photography/The Broad Art Foundation hide caption

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Avant Guard: At LA's Broad Museum, A New Approach To Protecting Art

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Object (or Luncheon in Fur), by Meret Oppenheim. In 1936, Oppenheim wrapped a teacup, saucer and spoon in fur. In the age of Freud, a gastro-sexual interpretation was inescapable. Even today, the work triggers intense reactions. Flavia Brandi/Flickr hide caption

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Saudi artist Abdulnasser Gharem poses in front of "Generation Kill," a piece made with rubber stamps, digital print and paint, at the opening night of his exhibition titled Al Sahwa (The Awakening) at Ayyam gallery in Dubai in 2014. Aya Batrawy/AP hide caption

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A New Generation Of Saudi Artists Pushes The Boundaries

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Art World Captivated By 'Fake Rothko' Trial

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Portraits Of LA's Female Artists Send A Powerful Message: 'You Are Here'

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"Market Symphony" is a new audio installation at the National Museum of African Art in Washington, D.C. The exhibition layers sound from a market in Lagos, Nigeria. The speakers are installed on enamelware trays which are often used in markets. Courtesy of the National Museum of African Art hide caption

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Symphony Of The City: Nigerian Artist Draws Songs From The Bustling Market

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Singer-songwriter Walter Martin. Sebastian Kim/Ile Flottante Music hide caption

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Walter Martin Remembers Art History Class With 'Arts + Leisure'

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Ahead of a press conference with Premier Matteo Renzi and Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, wooden panels were erected around some Roman statues in Rome's Capitoline Museums. Giuseppe Lami/AP hide caption

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What Might Rouhani Have Missed When Rome Boxed Up The Nudes?

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The Knoedler & Company art gallery, shown here in 2010, had been in business since before the Civil War. The gallery permanently closed its doors in 2011. Paul Goguen/Bloomberg via Getty Images hide caption

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Art Forgery Trial Asks: Were Dealers Duped, Or Did They Turn A Blind Eye?

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