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Artist Rogan Brown's paper sculptures are many times larger than the organisms that inspire them. Magic Circle Variation 5 is approximately 39 inches wide by 39 inches tall in its entirety. Brown has created multiple versions of Magic Circle, the shape of which alludes to a petri dish and a microscope lens. Courtesy of Rogan Brown hide caption

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Mohamed Hashem, one of Saudi Arabia's best known musicians, plays the oud, a Middle Eastern lute. Leila Fadel/NPR hide caption

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An Art Scene Flourishes Behind Closed Doors In Saudi Arabia

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A New York study found that getting medical students together with dementia patients and their families at museums to view, discuss and create art for 90 minutes made the students better communicators. Colin Hawkins/Getty Images hide caption

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Of I Wish You the Sunshine of Tomorrow, Rodgers says: "The ICU room my dad was in on the day he died had yellow walls. Every time we visited him we had to wear hospital gowns that were a bright yellow. [It] was a recurring color in that whole time frame of my life." Courtesy of Jennifer Rodgers hide caption

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Imagining The Power Of Edouard Manet's 'Very Active Muse'

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The Noun Project uses crowdsourcing to gather an army of people to define words using icons. This is just a small selection of the huge icon dictionary. Creative Stall/via Noun Project hide caption

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An obituary card with a portrait of German art dealer Hildebrand Gurlitt (1895-1956), the father of Cornelius Gurlitt, in a folder at the municipal archive in Duesseldorf, Germany. Rolf Vennenbernd/EPA/Landov hide caption

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The Corcoran Gallery of Art, seen here in 2005, plans a partnership with the National Gallery of Art and George Washington University that would see both its large collection and its iconic building taken over. Karen Bleier/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Museum director Alex Rueger (L) and Dutch artist Jeroen Krabbe stand in front of Vincent van Gogh's long-lost Sunset at Montmajour at the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam. The 1888 landscape painting from the height of the Dutch master's career had been abandoned for years in a Norwegian attic on the belief that it was a forgery. Lex van Lieshout/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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A painting by German artist Franz Marc titled Horses in Landscape is projected on a wall during a press conference on the spectacular art find of nearly 1,500 works in Munich, Germany. Officials say they face a long investigation into the hoarded art. Marc Mueller/EPA/Landov hide caption

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Banksy's "Sirens of the Lambs" started its tour of New York City in — naturally — the Meatpacking District. BanksyNY/Youtube hide caption

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Visitors explore Robert Irwin's Scrim Veil--Black Rectangle--Natural Light during its 2013 reprise at the Whitney Museum of American Art. ©Robert Irwin/Photography ©2013 Philipp Scholz Rittermann/Courtesy of the Whitney Museum hide caption

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More than 200 people have Walking Gallery jackets that tell the story of their experiences with health and the medical system. Maggie Starbard/NPR hide caption

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A visitor walks past an exhibit in the Encyclopedic Palace. Gabriel Bouys/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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