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Ancient Iraqi Art On Display In Italy At Venice Biennale

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This mosaic panel of peonies, made of inlaid iridized glass and bronze, was made circa 1900–1910. The Corning Museum of Glass hide caption

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The Corning Museum of Glass

Tiffany Is Known For Lamps And Stained Glass, But He Made Magical Mosaics, Too

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This image of the Earth rising over the moon was the first one recovered by the Lunar Orbiter Image Recovery Project. NASA / LOIRP hide caption

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From Family Snapshots To NASA Photos, Archivists Aim To Solve Preservation Puzzles

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The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City has turned over an ancient vase to authorities after a warrant was issued for its seizure. Above, the museum in May. Richard Drew/AP hide caption

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Harvey Dunn's 1918 oil painting The Sentry shows a soldier coming up from the trenches. "You see in his eyes what would later become known as the thousand-yard stare," says exhibit curator Peter Jakab. Hugh Talman/National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution hide caption

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Even In 'The War To End All Wars,' There Was Art Coming From The Trenches

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Art Exhibit Features Chagall's Works For Ballet And Opera

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The Berkshire Museum in Pittsfield, Mass., announced it would sell 40 works to fund its renovation and endowment, raising concerns from museum organizations that the instiution is treating its collection "as a disposable financial asset." Above, an exhibit at the museum in 2003. Alan Solomon/AP hide caption

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Alice Cooper Finds Andy Warhol Art After 40 Years In Storage

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15-Year-Old CEO Of Mo's Bows Enters Licensing Deal With NBA

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Designer Kenneth Jay Lane, shown in 2010, designed costume jewelry for Hollywood stars, Jackie Kennedy Onassis and viewers of TV's shopping channel QVC. Neilson Barnard/Getty Images hide caption

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Museums only have so much wall space, which means the vast majority of their collections are sitting in storage. The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art has a creative solution to the problem — the museum is texting its artwork to anyone who asks. Josh Edelson/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Tight On Wall Space, SFMOMA Will Text Its Art To You Instead

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Artist Louie Gong Brings Authentic Native American Art To Mainstream Business

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Artist Imani Turner works on a watercolor piece inspired by the solar system. "Art creates opportunities for all of us to learn about ourselves," says Tony Brunswick, the executive director of Art Enables. "We really believe in the power of art." Beck Harlan/NPR hide caption

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#19 Eric Dorsey, 41 y/o 2/5/16 at 8:54am 3900 Penhurst Ave. This image is part of artist Amy Berbert's series Stains on the Sidewalk, where she photographs the space where someone was killed in Baltimore on the one year anniversary of their death. Courtesy of Amy Berbert hide caption

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'Stains On The Sidewalk': Photographer Remembers Year Of Murders In Baltimore

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Mapping The Journey Of Classic Works Of Art

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The porches of the 1890s Allison Buildings, shown above in 1910, were later enclosed to provide more space for patient beds. National Archives and Records Administration/National Building Museum hide caption

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'Architecture Of An Asylum' Tracks History Of U.S. Treatment Of Mental Illness

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