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Life Imitates Art In Accidental Trashing Of Italian Museum Installation

Cleaning staff in an Italian museum accidentally threw an art installation in the garbage. It was an easy mistake to make — the installation was made of trash.
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Vermeer's 'Woman In Blue' Returns To D.C., Hoping For Better Luck This Time

During the National Gallery's first Vermeer exhibit 20 years ago, the federal government shut down twice, and a major blizzard hit the East Coast. But The Woman in Blue Reading a Letter is undeterred.
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Fans Offer Legos To Ai Weiwei After Company Refuses To Donate Its Toy Bricks

The Internet has exploded in support of Chinese artist and activist Ai Weiwei after Lego refused to donate its toy bricks for an upcoming exhibition in Melbourne, Australia.
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Pottery Winner: An Artist's Dark, Funny Oeuvre Gets Major Show

Ceramics artist Ron Nagle uses unconventional materials and bright colors to make odd, miniature marvels with punderful titles. His work has helped make modern ceramics a star at art museums.
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Using DNA To Authenticate Art

Scientists are developing a way to prevent forged artwork from entering the market. NPR's Scott Simon speaks with Martin Tenniswood about a synthetic DNA that is being used to tag pieces of art.
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Art Beat With Lauren Landau, Oct. 14, 2015

You can see artwork by a Beatle or see a play about a songwriter who made other people famous before she he it big as a solo artist. 

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Art Beat With Lauren Landau, Oct. 12, 2015

You can see a play set backstage of a musical, or see an exhibit of abstract paintings.

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Sculptor Turns Rain, Ice And Trees Into 'Ephemeral Works'

British artist Andy Goldsworthy's sculptures melt and decay. "It's not about art," he says. "It's just about life, and the need to understand that a lot of things in life do not last."
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In Argentina, Where Culture Is 'A Right,' A Free New Arts Center Opens

Argentina's newest tourist attraction is housed in a repurposed century-old Beaux Arts Central Post Office building. The Centro Cultural Kirchner is one of the largest cultural centers in the world.
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Historic Art, Luxury Apartments Battle Over Berlin's Famous Wall

A stretch of the old Berlin Wall has stood for decades as an open-air gallery, covered in fine art and graffiti. Bids for luxury developments in the area have artists hitting the streets in protest.

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