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'River On Fire' Explores Genius, Madness And The Poetry Of Robert Lowell

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Tattoo Artist Covers Up Racist Insignia For Free: 'Enough Hate In This World'

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The Pompidou Center, whose provocative design horrified critics 40 years ago in Paris, is now a beloved destination for French and foreign visitors. Guilhem Vellut/Flickr hide caption

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A virtual reality installation allows visitors to experience a doll's perspective as she's poked and prodded by a lab assistant. Read the full story at KQED. Susana Bates for Drew Altizer Photography/Courtesy of the artist and Pace Gallery hide caption

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Don't Think Your Bias Can Boss You Around? David Byrne Says Think Again

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Ahead Of NBA All-Star Weekend, Looking At The Fashion-Forward Players

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As Trump Mulls Funding Cuts For The Arts, An Artist Argues Against The NEA

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'Evolution To Revolution' As New York Fashion Week Gets Political

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Gordon Jones, left, shows off the painting to an Atlanta History Center donor. Sam Whitehead/GPB hide caption

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Atlanta Rolls Up, Moves An Old Oil Painting — All 374 Feet And 12 Tons Of It

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Monica Bill Barnes (left) and Anna Bass are offering literally breathtaking tours of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City. Paula Lobo/The Metropolitan Museum of Art hide caption

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Raise Your (He)art Rate With A Workout At The Met

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David Hockney looks through A Bigger Book, Taschen's massive collection of more than 60 years of his work. Arne Dedert/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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At 79, David Hockney Isn't Keen On Parties, But Still Paints Every Day

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Prize-Winning Immigrant Artist Addresses Issues Of Identity Through Sculpture

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An exhibition at The Getty Center in Los Angeles features some 200 works of news-inspired art, dating back to the 1960s. Above, The Air Power of the World from Masao Mochizuki's 1976 "Television" series. Wilson Centre for Photography/Masao Mochizuki, courtesy of Osiris hide caption

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Wilson Centre for Photography/Masao Mochizuki, courtesy of Osiris

'Breaking News' Artists Use Mass Media As Their Medium

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