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Lawsuit Alleges Missouri Bank Mismanaged Painter Thomas Hart Benton's Estate

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A horn player (left) in this detail from a 1694 altar carving by Francesco Antonio d'Alberto in Piedmont, Italy, clearly has a swollen neck that signifies goiter, medical historians say. The thyroid condition was a sign of poverty in those days. Renzo Dionigi hide caption

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Why Certain Poor Shepherds In Nativity Scenes Have Huge, Misshapen Throats

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Façade of Chicago's first and only Hanukkah-themed pop-up bar in Wrigleyville. Nolis Anderson for NPR hide caption

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In Chicago, Hanukkah Now Has Its Own Pop-Up Bar Experience

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The Mayor, a green cube with a top hat, goes "kaboom" in Wattam. Funomena/Annapurna Interactive hide caption

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Meet 'Wattam,' The Newest Absurd Video Game Playground From Keita Takahashi

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France Remembers Leonardo Da Vinci

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Finding A Stolen Gustav Klimt Painting

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Two editions of Maurizio Cattelan's Comedian, a banana duct-taped to a wall, have reportedly sold for more than $100,000. Cindy Ord/Getty Images hide caption

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Opinion: This Art Is Bananas

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Sock It To Me: In Praise Of An Evergreen Holiday Gift

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'Walking Wall' Enters Kansas City Art Museum As Permanent Addition

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Tai Shani, Lawrence Abu Hamdan, Helen Cammock and Oscar Murillo pose for photographs after their names were announced as joint winners of the 2019 Turner Prize. Stuart C. Wilson/Stuart Wilson/Getty Images for T hide caption

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When Leonardo da Vinci arrived in France in 1516, he brought three of his own paintings with him — "Virgin and Child with Saint Anne" (left), "Saint John the Baptist" (right) and the Mona Lisa. RMN-Grand Palais (Musée du Louvre)/René-Gabriel Ojéda (left) Michel Urtado (right) hide caption

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500 Years After Leonardo Da Vinci's Death, France Celebrates His Life And Work

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