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Titian painted Portrait of a Lady in White around 1561. She's captivated historians and art lovers for centuries — but nobody knows who she is. Elke Estel/Hans-Peter Klut/Gemäldegalerie Alte Meister hide caption

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Who Was The 'Lady In White'? Titian Painted A Mystery Masterpiece

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Eleven-year-old Jonah Larson's favorite hobby is crocheting, which he turned into a business. He made this blanket in January during a snow day from school. Courtesy of Jennifer Larson hide caption

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Wisconsin Boy Is Hooked On Crocheting And Giving Back

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Smithsonian Museums Spring Back To Life After Government Reopens

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Oliver Jeffers' Out-Of-This-World Art Installation Takes You Far From Earth

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Terry Crews appears on Ask Me Another at the Bell House in Brooklyn, New York. Jay Pinho/Brooklyn Podcast Festival for NPR hide caption

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Terry Crews: The Man's Got Talent

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The sculpture, known as McJesus, was created by Finnish artist Jani Leinonen and displayed as part of the Haifa Museum of Art's "Sacred Goods" exhibition in Israel. The piece, seen on display in the museum Monday, prompted vehement pushback from Christians in the country. Oded Balilty/AP hide caption

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A sign posted outside the National Zoo earlier this month declares its closure, along with the closure of all Smithsonian museums. They were all on the wish list for Jill Rorem, whose family plans were undone by the shutdown. But she's not alone: The shutdown's ramifications on the arts have been felt far beyond the Beltway. Carolyn Kaster/AP hide caption

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As Shutdown Crawls On, Artists And Nonprofits Fear For Their 'Fragile Industry'

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A bit of lapis lazuli — a rich blue pigment — is trapped within a central tooth's dental tartar on this lower jaw of a European woman who died sometime between A.D. 997 and 1162. Christina Warinner/Science Advances hide caption

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A Blue Clue In Medieval Teeth May Bespeak A Woman's Artistry Circa A.D. 1000

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For Military Members, An Elusive Search For Fashion That Conforms

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Smithsonian Showcases Senegalese Jewelry Which Is Rich In History

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Alice Neel painted this oil on canvas self-portrait in 1980, when she was 75. National Portrait Gallery/Estate of Alice Neel hide caption

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'Eye To I' Exhibition Celebrates Over A Century Of Self-Portraiture

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