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For her installation titled Condemned, Lorena Gutierrez used sheets of holographic vinyl and a custom-built cage with neon-light bars.

Art In A Neon Cage: Welcome To The Havana Biennial

Every other year, Cuba's artists get a chance to show their wares to the world. The historic hulk of Havana's La Cabana fortress makes for an art gallery like no other — and provides a home for one of the most important art events in Latin America.
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A painting by a Haitian artist is on display in Washington, D.C.

In Haiti, Where Does Art Fit In?

With tens of thousands of Haitians still displaced and living in tent cities, some might consider art a luxury few can afford.
 

Even Under Threat, Syrian Artists Paint In Protest

A Beirut gallery recently featured art smuggled out of Syria, much of it inspired by the uprisings.

The Serious Comic Art Of Daniel Clowes

Comics enter the world of fine art with a new exhibition featuring the work of Daniel Clowes.

Keith Haring: A Return To His Radiant Roots

A new exhibition in Brooklyn showcases some of his rare early drawings.

I Shall 'Scream' At Such A Price Tag

One of four versions Edvard Munch made of his masterpiece, The Scream, one of the most recognizable works of art in the world, was auctioned at Sotheby's this week for a record-setting price: $119 million.

Colorful Visions At African-American Art Exhibit

A new exhibition at the American Art Museum in Washington, D.C. celebrates African-American artists.

'The Scream' Scoops Record $119M At N.Y. Auction

Edvard Munch's 1895 artwork, a modern symbol of human anxiety, was sold at Sotheby's Wednesday.

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'Scream' Still Echoes After More Than A Century

The Scream, by Edvard Munch, is one of the most recognized and reproduced works of art ever created. Experts say the image seems to crystallize viewers' fears and anxieties, transcending language to express something primal. - READ MORE

Sculptor Gerson Frank On Love And Art

Gerson Frank, the 89-year-old sculptor, recently traveled to Washington, D-C to view two pieces he has in the Smithsonian's collection. But the trip gave him the chance to fulfill another dream. - READ MORE

At The Met: A Middle East Transition, Centuries Ago

When Islam was established in the 7th century, it spread rapidly to regions ruled by Orthodox Christians centered in Constantinople. There were confrontations, but also co-existence, among the different cultures and religions. A new exhibit looks at the pivotal period, with an eye toward the region's modern upheaval as well. - READ MORE

Artist, Social Justice Activist Dies At 96

Host Michel Martin remembers American artist Elizabeth Catlett, who died this week at the age of 96. Catlett is known for integrating social justice activism in sculptures and prints. That activism caught the eye of the U.S. government at the height of McCarthyism. For years, she was banned from entering the U.S. from her adopted home of Mexico. - READ MORE

Catlett Blazed Trails As An African American Artist

Elizabeth Catlett was one of the most important African American artists of the 20th century and one of the last living links to the Harlem Renaissance. She died on Monday at the age of 96. - READ MORE

Fight For Klimt Portrait A Fight To Reclaim History

During World War II, the Nazis stripped Jews of their belongings, including many pieces of art. Some of these were returned after long legal battles. Author Anne Marie O'Connor's new book, The Lady in Gold, tells the story behind one of the most famous cases, Gustav Klimt's Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer. - READ MORE

Art, Mind And Brain Intersect In Kandel's Vienna

In The Age of Insight: The Quest to Understand the Unconscious in Art, Mind and Brain, Nobel Prize-winning neuroscientist Eric Kandel writes of turn-of-the-century Vienna, where artists mingled with writers, scientists and physicians, and explains how the brain perceives a work of art. - READ MORE

How The Smithsonian Screwed Up Its Video Game Exhibition

Commentator Harold Goldberg says the Smithsonian's video game exhibit needed fewer cooks in the kitchen. - READ MORE

1940s Celebrities In Full Color

It's like arriving in Oz: A D.C. exhibit features richly colored photographs of people who were typically rendered in black and white. - READ MORE

800-Year-Old Frescoes Leave Texas For Cyprus

A set of 13th-century Byzantine frescoes — plundered after Turkey invaded the island nation and on display in Houston for the last 15 years — is being repatriated. NPR's Wade Goodwyn reports on the closing chapter in what turns out to be a remarkable odyssey. - READ MORE