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Posted at 02:09 PM ET, 04/04/2011

See for yourself: Gauguin at the National Gallery

Gauguin’s “Two Tahitian Women” is on loan to the National Gallery from the Metropolitan Museum of Art. (National Gallery of Art)
By now you’ve probably heard about the commotion at the National Gallery last week. A woman took exception to one of the paintings on display as part of “Gauguin: Maker of Myth” and pummelled the portrait of two topless Tahitian women, while allegedly screaming, “This is evil.” According to initial reports, the painting didn’t suffer extensive damage, although it has been removed from the exhibition for further inspection. (UPDATE: The gallery announced the painting would be back on view as of 10 a.m. Tuesday)

But we know what this means: You’re curious. So here’s the scoop on when and where to see the exhibit and find out what all the hubbub is about.

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