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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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Boyhood Encounter With UFO Inspired Art That Soared Around The World

Romanian-born artist Ionel Talpazan lived on the streets of New York, making art that eventually hung in fine galleries from San Francisco to France. NPR's Scott Simon reflects on his vivid work.
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Big Themes, Tiny Frames: An Art Show Writ Small

This weekend, The Mini Show opens at The Lodge, an emerging gallery on a gritty street in Los Angeles. It'll feature teeny, tiny paintings.
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Breaking The Mold: Artist's Modern Miniatures Remix Islamic Art

As an art student, Shahzia Sikander used her region's miniature painting tradition to tell the story of a modern Pakistani woman. Now her work has moved beyond the page into animation and video.
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Art Beat With Lauren Landau, Sept. 28, 2015

You can see a concert featuring two expert musicians, or see an exhibit featuring artwork by an origami master.

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No Vanity Project: At Art Center, Baryshnikov Tells Artists, 'You're The Boss'

You'd think the sign in front of dancer Mikhail Baryshnikov's arts center would have his name in lights — but actually, you can barely see it. He says what happens inside is way more important.
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Art Beat With Lauren Landau, Sept. 23, 2015

A play explores the relationships that shaped a resilient, yet stubborn, woman, and a sculptor molds his own “people” in a solo exhibit of unfired clay figures.

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