In 1951, a Renoir was stolen from the Baltimore Museum of Art. In 2009, it was sold at a flea market for $7.00.
Now, it’s finally on its way home.

In 1951, a Renoir was stolen from the Baltimore Museum of Art. In 2009, it was sold at a flea market for $7.00.

Now, it’s finally on its way home.

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Happy birthday, Georges Seurat!

Happy birthday, Georges Seurat!

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Well. These folks certainly have their Halloween costumes down.

While we figure ours out, we’ll take inspiration from some works of art because, why not?

Banksy fooled everyone, yet again.

For at least seven hours on Saturday, the artist set up a booth outside of Central Park on Fifth Ave., and had a salesman sell his artwork for $60. In the course of the day, only $420 worth of his work was sold.

See what else Banksy’s been up to in New York.

Banksy’s back. This time in New York City.
The graffiti artist quietly announced earlier this week via Twitter, Instagram and website that he would be taking “residency on the streets of New York.”
We’re tracking the whereabouts of his artwork here.

Banksy’s back. This time in New York City.

The graffiti artist quietly announced earlier this week via Twitter, Instagram and website that he would be taking “residency on the streets of New York.”

We’re tracking the whereabouts of his artwork here.

In 2011, world famous poet Seamus Heaney read us “Death of a Naturalist,” a poem that took a look back at his life and work.

More on his life here.

Inspired by Jack Kerouac’s “On the Road,” folks songs of Bob Dylan and the evolving American landscape in the 1970s, photographers captured the great open road from the car window.

More photos here.

"Leap! Howl! Fly! Run! Freedom feels so good. Snuffing out freedom feels so good. Power will be triumphant forever, will be passed down from generation to generation forever."

Those are the words poet Liao Yiwu was arrested for saying in response to the 1989 massacre at Tiananmen Square.

Julia Lish, a correctional officer, comforts an inmate during one of his psychotic episodes. “Its going to be okay,” she repeats as he cries and yells to the voices in his head.
Photographer Jenn Ackerman captures the lives of the mentally ill living in the Correctional Psychiatric Treatment Unit of the Kentucky State Reformatory. See more photos from her project, “Trapped,” here.

Julia Lish, a correctional officer, comforts an inmate during one of his psychotic episodes. “Its going to be okay,” she repeats as he cries and yells to the voices in his head.

Photographer Jenn Ackerman captures the lives of the mentally ill living in the Correctional Psychiatric Treatment Unit of the Kentucky State Reformatory. See more photos from her project, “Trapped,” here.

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A folk artist breathes fire Sunday at Margalla Festival 2013, a celebration of national heritage and culture, in Islamabad, Pakistan. Photo by Aamir Qureshi/AFP/Getty Images.

A folk artist breathes fire Sunday at Margalla Festival 2013, a celebration of national heritage and culture, in Islamabad, Pakistan. Photo by Aamir Qureshi/AFP/Getty Images.