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New York's Guggenheim Museum announced Monday that it was removing three works from its upcoming exhibit of contemporary art from China. Animal rights activists said the works depicted cruelty to animals. Stan Honda/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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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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Museums only have so much wall space, which means the vast majority of their collections are sitting in storage. The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art has a creative solution to the problem — the museum is texting its artwork to anyone who asks. Josh Edelson/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Tight On Wall Space, SFMOMA Will Text Its Art To You Instead

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The helmet Knievel wore in his Caesars Palace jump attempt. The resulting crash film was shown over and over again, launching Evel's career. Frank Morris /KCUR hide caption

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A New Museum Dares To Showcase Stuntman Evel Knievel

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The Burlingame Museum of Pez Memorabilia in California includes a comprehensive collection of Pez dispensers. Flickr user Doctor Popular/Flickr Creative Commons hide caption

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From Pez To Ticks, 'Atlas Obscura' Discovers 'Wonderfully Specific' Museums

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Richard Diebenkorn, Woman on a Porch, 1958; oil on canvas. The Richard Diebenkorn Foundation/Courtesy of SFMOMA hide caption

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Exhibits at Poland's newly opened Museum of the Second World War include photographs, letters and other memorabilia donated by private individuals. Czarek Sokolowski/AP hide caption

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Poland's New World War II Museum Just Opened, But Maybe Not For Long

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A group of students visits the Beirut mansion that architect Mona El Hallak is working to transform into a museum making sense of Lebanon's civil war. Alice Fordham /NPR hide caption

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In A Bullet-Riddled Mansion, A Beirut Architect Envisions A Museum Of Memory

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The Pompidou Center, whose provocative design horrified critics 40 years ago in Paris, is now a beloved destination for French and foreign visitors. Guilhem Vellut/Flickr hide caption

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Monica Bill Barnes (left) and Anna Bass are offering literally breathtaking tours of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City. Paula Lobo/The Metropolitan Museum of Art hide caption

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Raise Your (He)art Rate With A Workout At The Met

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Cairo's Museum of Islamic Art reopened this month after being closed since a 2014 car bombing. Egypt's antiquities minister called the museum's revival a victory over terrorism. Jane Arraf/NPR hide caption

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Cairo's Islamic Art Museum Reopens 3 Years After A Car Bomb Damaged It

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Still life with Flowers, Gilt Goblets, Coins and Shells was created by Clara Peeters in 1612. Peeters hid small self portraits in the goblet on the right. Staatliche Kunsthalle hide caption

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In A First, Spain's Prado Museum Puts The Spotlight On A Female Artist

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A photograph of the late Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat hangs outside a door leading to the small bedroom where he spent his final years, a display at the new Arafat Museum in the West Bank city of Ramallah. Abbas Momani/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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In The Spot Where He Spent His Final Years, A Museum Honors Yasser Arafat

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The new Grand Egyptian Museum, seen here near the pyramids of Giza in June 2015, is due to open late next year. It will display thousands of artifacts, many of them never shown publicly before. Khaled Desouki/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Fit For A King: Grand Museum Will Showcase Tut And Egypt's Ancient Culture

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