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The Serious Comic Art Of Daniel Clowes

Comic artist Daniel Clowes never expected to see his cranky, rebellious characters in a museum — in fact, he often uses them to poke fun at the world of fine art. But that didn't deter the Oakland Museum of California, which is now hosting an exhibition of Clowes' work.
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Keith Haring: A Return To His Radiant Roots

Keith Haring arrived in New York City in 1978. Bowled over by the sounds and sights of the city and its burgeoning hip-hop scene, he created a street-art aesthetic that brought him success in just four years. Now, a new exhibit at the Brooklyn Museum showcases rare drawings from those early ears.
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I Shall 'Scream' At Such A Price Tag

One of four versions Edvard Munch made of his masterpiece, The Scream, one of the most recognizable works of art in the world, was auctioned at Sotheby's this week for a record-setting price: $119 million.
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Colorful Visions At African-American Art Exhibit

For three decades, the Smithsonian Institution has been collecting work by African-American artists, work that is now on display at the American Art Museum in Washington, D.C. The exhibition offers a wide-ranging and colorful view of African-American life.
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'Scream' Still Echoes After More Than A Century

The Scream, by Edvard Munch, is one of the most recognized and reproduced works of art ever created. Experts say the image seems to crystallize viewers' fears and anxieties, transcending language to express something primal.
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Fashion, Image and Influence with Robin Givhan

Fashion critic Robin Givhan and Kojo talk about fashion's gender divide, status as art, and competitive dressing.

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Sculptor Gerson Frank On Love And Art

The 89-year-old sculptor recently traveled to Washington, D.C. to view two of his pieces in a collection for the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian. But the trip gave him the chance to fulfill another dream: marrying his partner of more than 30 years. Frank speaks with host Michel Martin about his art and his marriage.
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At The Met: A Middle East Transition, Centuries Ago

When Islam was established in the seventh century, it spread rapidly to regions ruled by Orthodox Christians centered in Constantinople. There was confrontation, but also coexistence, among the different cultures and religions. A new exhibit looks at the pivotal period, with an eye toward the region's modern upheaval.

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