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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." Becky 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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Set Designer Uses Broadway Experience To Design Times Square Restaurant

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