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While in the process of a major renovation, the museum in Southern France dedicated to artist Étienne Terrus — whose self-portrait at the museum appears here — discovered that 82 of its paintings are fakes. Raymond Roig/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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French Museum Discovers More Than Half Its Collection Is Forged

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Judges with London's Natural History Museum, which administers the Wildlife Photographer of the Year prize, determined that Marcio Cabral had faked The Night Raider with a taxidermy anteater — a charge he denies. Marcio Cabral/Natural History Museum hide caption

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From left: Aladdin Sane, Thin White Duke, Ziggy Stardust, Major Tom, The Man Who Fell to Earth, and Halloween Jack are Bowie-inspired cocktails made by BKW by Brooklyn Winery. Shelby Hearn/BKW by Brooklyn Winery hide caption

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Building Museum Exhibit Chronicles Scourge Of Evictions, Homelessness

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"The Departure" from Aïda Muluneh's "The World is 9" collection. The title comes from a saying of Muluneh's grandmother — meaning that the world will never be a perfect 10. Aïda Muluneh hide caption

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The Fearless Girl statue stands facing Charging Bull as tourists take pictures in New York on April 12, 2017. Jewel Samad/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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A statue of surgeon J. Marion Sims is taken down from its pedestal in Central Park on Tuesday. A New York City panel decided to move the controversial statue after outcry, because many of Sims' medical breakthroughs came from experimenting on enslaved black women without anesthesia. Spencer Platt/Getty Images hide caption

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As artist David Hockney recovered from a minor stroke, he decided to paint portraits of his friends. The result is "82 Portraits and 1 Still-life," an exhibit now on view at The Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Jean-Pierre Gonçalves de Lima/LACMA hide caption

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What's It Like To Pose For David Hockney? We Asked The People In His Portraits

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It took Brynjar Karl Birgisson 11 months to complete the world's largest Titanic replica, using only Legos. Courtesy of Titanic Museum Attraction hide caption

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Builder Of World's Largest Titanic Replica In Lego Says His Autism Is A Gift

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The exhibit "Persistence of Vision" had been up since December, months before the allegations against Nicholas Nixon became public. Meredith Nierman/WGBH News hide caption

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The Roots Of 'Black And Gray Realism' Tattoos

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New York's Metropolitan Museum Announces Max Hollein As New Director

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