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Art Exhibit Features Chagall's Works For Ballet And Opera

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The Berkshire Museum in Pittsfield, Mass., announced it would sell 40 works to fund its renovation and endowment, raising concerns from museum organizations that the instiution is treating its collection "as a disposable financial asset." Above, an exhibit at the museum in 2003. Alan Solomon/AP hide caption

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Alice Cooper Finds Andy Warhol Art After 40 Years In Storage

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Artist Imani Turner works on a watercolor piece inspired by the solar system. "Art creates opportunities for all of us to learn about ourselves," says Tony Brunswick, the executive director of Art Enables. "We really believe in the power of art." Becky Harlan/NPR hide caption

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Mapping The Journey Of Classic Works Of Art

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Chinese artist Ai Weiwei has had several confrontations with Chinese authorities. Beck Harlan/NPR hide caption

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'They Love Freedom': Ai Weiwei On His Lego Portraits Of Fellow Activists

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Senior conservator of paintings Ann Hoenigswald works to fill in elements of Paul Cézanne's Riverbank c. 1895 in the National Gallery of Art's Paintings Conservation Lab in Washington, D.C. Liam James Doyle/NPR hide caption

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With Chemistry And Care, Conservators Keep Masterpieces Looking Their Best

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Lewis used leftover house paint to brighten the walls of the tiny home in Marshalltown that she shared with her husband. Steve Farmer/Art Gallery of Nova Scotia hide caption

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Frédéric Bazille's The Family Gathering has none of the quick, airy brushstrokes his future impressionist peers would discover; but the sunshine is there, as are the bright colors. Musee d'Orsay, Paris/Courtesy of the National Gallery of Art hide caption

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Meet Frédéric Bazille, The Impressionist Painter Who Could Have Been

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Fearless Girl, the statue installed in front of New York City's famous Charging Bull, got some unexpected company for a few hours Monday: the statue of a dog, with one leg raised as if urinating. Alex Gardega says his Sketchy Pug was intended to support the artist behind the bull, who has been upset his creation's meaning has been co-opted. Jewel Samad/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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The empty frame (center) from which thieves cut Rembrandt's Christ in the Storm on the Sea of Galilee remains on display at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston in 2010. The painting was one of more than a dozen works stolen from the museum in 1990. Josh Reynolds/Associated Press hide caption

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Basquiat Painting Becomes Priciest Work Ever Sold By A U.S. Artist

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Jean-Michel Basquiat Painting Sells For Record $110.5 Million

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