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Sound Sculptor Harry Bertoia Created Musical, Meditative Art

Designer and sculptor Harry Bertoia spent the final decades of his life creating mesmerizing "sonambient" music out of big metal objects. An 11-CD collection of his recordings has just been reissued.
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Eggs Become Art To Celebrate Life's Rebirth

Cultures around the world decorate eggs to celebrate spring. Modern artists continue those traditions, reflecting the fragility and beauty of life.
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Feds Recover Stolen Indian Antiquities From Major New York Auction House

Agents with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's Homeland Security Investigations seized two ancient sandstone statues just days before they were scheduled to go to auction.
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Avant Guard: At LA's Broad Museum, A New Approach To Protecting Art

Contemporary art isn't easy, and the new museum's creators wanted first-time visitors to feel welcome. So The Broad's guards act as friendly ambassadors — ready to engage with visitors about the art.
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'Luncheon In Fur': The Surrealist Teacup That Stirred The Art World

In 1936, the surrealist Meret Oppenheim wrapped a teacup, saucer and spoon in fur. In the age of Freud, a gastro-sexual interpretation was inescapable. Even today, the work triggers intense reactions.
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A New Generation Of Saudi Artists Pushes The Boundaries

Daring visual artists, whose edgy work challenges religious and political taboos, have become a critical voice in the conservative kingdom — where open calls for reform are a criminal offense.
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Art World Captivated By 'Fake Rothko' Trial

The chairman of Sotheby's is suing a gallery that sold him a fake Mark Rothko painting. That trial is underway in Manhattan. Mary Louise Kelly talks to Noah Charney, author of The Art of Forgery.
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Portraits Of LA's Female Artists Send A Powerful Message: 'You Are Here'

Rebecca Campbell's portrait series documents the female artists who go unnoticed or underrepresented. "I made it so that they didn't disappear," she says.
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Symphony Of The City: Nigerian Artist Draws Songs From The Bustling Market

Emeka Ogboh's exhibition, "Market Symphony," brings listeners the rich sounds of a Lagos market. "There are stories in the soundscape," he tells NPR's Michel Martin. "There are stories from the city."
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Walter Martin Remembers Art History Class With 'Arts + Leisure'

The Walkmen musician has gone solo with his new record. It's a song cycle inspired what Martin calls his "shaky grasp of college art history."

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