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Bank Robber Aiming at Security Camera, Cleveland, Ohio, March 8, 1975, on view at the Metropolitan Museum of Art's exhibition "Crime Stories: Photography and Foul Play," on view until July 31.

Theft! Forgery! Murder!: Art History’s Greatest Crimes

From the earliest moments of recorded civilization there have been instances of art being the subject of violence, theft, and destruction. Art and crime will forever be linked, and this should come as no surprise—art is a powerful tool for … Read More


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Morning Links: Living Mona Lisa Edition

A group of French technicians and artists created a really creepy “Living Mona Lisa” that can respond to her surroundings and emote, because this is exactly what you asked for. [artnet News]Despite controversy, Bill Cosby’s art collection will remain on … Read More


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Retrospective: When Mona Lisa Went Back to Italy

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Anonymous No More: Bringing Contemporary Tibetan Art to the U.S.

A groundbreaking museum exhibition features surprisingly candid artworks from a society in conflict and change Read More


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Leonardo da Vinci, Mona Lisa, detail, c. 1503-06, oil on poplar. MUSÉE DU LOUVRE, PARIS.

She Has a Hot Smile: Dalí on the Mona Lisa Attacks

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Carried Away with the Mona Lisa

In the 1970s, writer and filmmaker Joe Medeiros was reading up on Leonardo da Vinci when a sentence in Liana Bortolon’s book The Life and Times of Leonardo caught his eye. It mentioned the infamous theft of August 21, 1911, … Read More


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Is She Smiling for Two?

Space-age technology allowed restorers to see details of the Mona Lisa they never could before. Read More