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Japanese Illustrator Shigeru Mizuki Dies At 93

One of Japan's most beloved illustrators has died. Shigeru Mizuki always loved to draw, but it wasn't until he was in his 40s that he began to publish his most important work.
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Boston Museum Exhibit Celebrates Legacy Of Black Mountain College

Black Mountain College was only open for 24 years, but it helped foment the work of several artists, musicians, dancers and filmmakers, including John Cage, Merce Cunningham and Cy Twombly. Now it's the subject of the first major museum retrospective at Boston's Institute of Contemporary Art.
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Where's This Painting? 30 Years After Its Theft, Nobody Knows

On the day after Thanksgiving 1985, a man and a woman walked into the University of Arizona art museum and walked out with Willem de Kooning's Woman — Ochre. An empty frame still hangs in its place.
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Let them Eat Sugar Sculpture! The Getty Celebrates Edible Table Art

The party animals of Europe made festive, elaborate centerpieces from food from medieval times through the 18th century. Among the most notable of their table art traditions is the sugar monument.
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Correction: World's Largest Jigsaw Puzzle

On Wednesday's program, NPR misidentified the gigantic jigsaw puzzle. We incorrectly stated it was a work called "Wildnerness" by Adrian Chesterton, when in fact it is called "Wildlife" by Adrian Chesterman.
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Art Beat With Lauren Landau, Nov. 19, 2015

You can hear an all-American bluegrass band or see work by an American artist.

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World's Largest Jigsaw Puzzle 'Wildlife' Features Fantasy Forest

NPR talks to the man who created the painting of the world's largest jigsaw puzzle, Adrian Chesterman. It has 33,600 pieces, and when completed it is more than 18 by 5 feet.
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Renovating The Renwick Gallery

The Smithsonian's Renwick Gallery -- the country's first art museum -- is reopening after a two-year, $30 million renovation. We explore the new Renwick and hear about the challenges and surprises contractors faced rejuvenating this 150 year-old facility.

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This Art Exhibit Makes You 'Wonder' — And That's The Whole Point

Nine major contemporary artists have created massive, otherworldly installations to mark the reopening of the Smithsonian's Renwick Gallery in Washington, D.C.
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Art Beat With Lauren Landau, Nov. 5, 2015

A film documents war from the perspective of a photojournalist. An artist speaks to the refugee experience and how it affects one family’s history.

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