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Erich Berger and Mari Keto have made radioactive jewels, part of their Inheritance Project, that are unwearable by humans — and remain locked in a concrete vault equipped with radiation measurement devices. Courtesy of Erich Berger hide caption

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An Artist Sees Data So Powerful It Can Help Us Pick Better Friends

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During a customs check of a bus along a highway outside Paris, agents found a stolen Edgar Degas painting inside a suitcase. None of the passengers would claim it. Marc Bonodot/French Customs/AP hide caption

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Standingwith French Culture Minister Françoise Nyssen, Christopher Bromberg and Henrietta Schubert, grandchildren of Henry and Hertha Bromberg, view Flemish painter Joachim Patinir's Triptych of the Crucifixion, which was returned to them Monday by the French state. Didier Plowy/Ministère de la Culture hide caption

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France Hopes Exhibit Of Nazi-Stolen Art Can Aid Stalled Search For Owners

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Two self-portraits by Rembrandt, painted two years apart, are on display at the Norton Simon Museum in Pasadena, Calif. Ryan Miller/Capture Imaging/Courtesy of Norton Simon Museum hide caption

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'He's Not A Leading Man': A Casting Director On Rembrandt's Self-Portraits

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Is Fashion Designer Ralph Lauren Out Of Touch With America?

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How D'Wayne Edwards Became A Sneaker Legend

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The triangular patterns visible in Chadwick Boseman's Black Panther suit reflect what costume designer Ruth Carter calls "the sacred geometry of Africa." Matt Kennedy/Marvel Studios hide caption

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'Black Panther' Costume Designer Draws On 'The Sacred Geometry Of Africa'

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French Culture Minister Francoise Nyssen, wearing a red scarf, visits two rooms of the Louvre filled with 31 paintings recovered after World War II. She conducted the visit Monday with the museum's president, Jean-Luc Martinez. Alain Jocard/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Former President Barack Obama and artist Kehinde Wiley unveil his portrait during a ceremony at the Smithsonian's National Portrait Gallery. Mark Wilson/Getty Images hide caption

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Behind The Obama Portraits: Artists Put Their Own Spin On A Presidential Tradition

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Artist Amy Sherald Discusses Portrait Of Former First Lady Michelle Obama

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A scene from Matthew Cordell's Caldecott-winning Wolf in the Snow. Matthew Cordell/Macmillan Children's Publishing Group hide caption

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