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Make Lava, Not War

A sculptor and a geologist are melting hundreds of pounds of rock in a giant cauldron to create realistic lava flows. Cool! NPR reporter Adam Cole pays a visit to learn more about lava's allure.
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Could The Masterpiece Be A Fake? Profit, Revenge And 'The Art Of Forgery'

The art world is "fertile ground for criminals," says art scholar Noah Charney. In his new book, The Art of Forgery, he traces a tradition of fakes and forgeries that dates back to the Renaissance.
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Immortalized As 'The Woman In Gold,' How A Young Jew Became A Secular Icon

Gustav Klimt's 1907 portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer was seized by the Nazis. A film now tells the story of Adele's niece, who fought to recover her family's paintings more than a half century later.
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In 1846, 'The Jolly Flatboatmen' Did A Different Sort Of River Dance

The painting by George Caleb Bingham became popular for its depiction of the 19th-century American experience. Now, it's the star of a new show at New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art.
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Lost And Found: Missing Rembrandt, Dürer Prints Turn Up At Boston Library

Worth a combined $630,000, they were found misfiled after an exhaustive, eight-week search of the stacks. But not before an FBI probe was launched and the library's president resigned.
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An Epic Art Tale: Commissioned By Hitler, Recovered By German Police

Dutch art detective Arthur Brand helped recover the pieces — including two bronze horses that used to stand outside the Reich Chancellery and which were thought to have been destroyed in the war.
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Not Your Mother's Catholic Frescoes: Radiant Portraits Of Queer People Of Color

Inspired by Mexican religious art, photographer Gabriel Garcia Roman portrays queer people of color as saints and warriors.
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Lovely Illustrations From The Story Of A Black Boy Who Dreams Of Going To Mars

The authors — who are black and queer — didn't see a lot of kids like them in children's books growing up. They wanted to help change that.
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Do Touch The Artwork At Prado's Exhibit For The Blind

The renowned Spanish museum has made 3-D copies of some of its most iconic works to allow blind people to feel them.
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Online Art Sites Aim To Fill Gap Between Etsy And Sotheby's

Let's say you're not a millionaire but you're still interested in buying affordable art from the comfort of your living room. There's now a burgeoning business of selling mid-priced art online.

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