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Influential Photographer Mary Ellen Mark Dies At 75
Mary Ellen Mark's work appeared in such publications as Life and Vanity Fair. Her photo essay on runaway children in Seattle became the basis of Streetwise, an Academy Award-nominated film. Listen to the story on NPR. READ MORE

1921 Matisse, 'Seated Woman,' To Be Reunited With Rosenberg Heirs
In Germany, a Matisse painting is being returned to Paul Rosenberg's family. It was one of more than 400 paintings stolen by the Nazis from the "first family" of art in Paris in the '20s and '30s. Listen to the full story on NPR. READ MORE

A #FakeMemory You Have To See To Believe
Photos from childhood often elicit rich memories, even when we can't truly remember the event. NPR asked readers to share their favorite #fakememory on Instagram; this is what they told us... READ MORE

Race and Gender in Black and White
South African photographer Zanele Muholi's work displays candid studies in style and attitude, and it documents a double apartheid involving race and gender. Read the full article here. READ MORE

Street Artists and a Bottled Water Company Clash Over a Hashtag
Street art has spread globally, giving color and attitude to urban enclaves, and following a long tradition of urban cool going mainstream, it has been embraced by marketers to promote everything from music and clothing to political causes and charities. But harnessing street artists' cultural cachet is not without problems, a lesson being learned by Wat-aah, a bottled water company that enlisted street artists in a health-awareness campaign. Read the full article here. READ MORE

Art Exhibit Let's Visually Impaired Visitors Touch Masterpieces
An exhibition, “Touching the Prado” at the Prado Museum in Madrid, Spain, is designed to give the blind or those with limited sight an opportunity to create a mental image of a painting by feeling it. PBS's Alison Stewart reports. READ MORE

The Prada Foundation’s New Arts Complex in Milan
For more than twenty years, the Prada Foundation has been staging contemporary art exhibitions in abandoned warehouses and disused churches around the world. Recently, however, the foundation has set its sights on establishing a permanent home to present exhibitions and to show its vast holdings of art. Read the full New York Times article here.


Presidential Campaign Logos Reach New Level Of Sophistication
From water bottles and bumper stickers, to fundraising emails and Twitter accounts, the logos of the 2016 presidential candidates will soon be plastered across the country. Graphic designer Armin Vit tells NPR about the designs so far. READ MORE

39 Stunning Images Of Women At Work All Over The World
What is "women's work?" Anything you can think of. Whether they labor in an office or on a farm--from building wind turbines to harvesting bananas, fighting fires to rolling cigars--here are 39 images of working women all over the globe... READ MORE

Heirs to French Art Dealer May Benefit from Sale of Monet Lost During World War II

Much of the art collection of René Gimpel, a French art dealer who associated with the intellectual elite of his day, was lost during World War II when the dealer was detained by the Vichy government and shipped off by the Nazis to a German concentration camp.

But the Gimpel family expects to benefit from the sale of one of the lost works on May 14 when Christie’s in New York will auction “Haystacks at Giverny,” by Claude Monet. Under the terms of a restitution agreement with the painting’s consignor, the heirs of Mr. Gimpel will receive an undisclosed amount as compensation as part of the sale.

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