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"Market Symphony" is a new audio installation at the National Museum of African Art in Washington, D.C. The exhibition layers sound from a market in Lagos, Nigeria. The speakers are installed on enamelware trays which are often used in markets. Courtesy of the National Museum of African Art hide caption

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Symphony Of The City: Nigerian Artist Draws Songs From The Bustling Market

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Singer-songwriter Walter Martin. Sebastian Kim/Ile Flottante Music hide caption

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Walter Martin Remembers Art History Class With 'Arts + Leisure'

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The Knoedler & Company art gallery, shown here in 2010, had been in business since before the Civil War. The gallery permanently closed its doors in 2011. Paul Goguen/Bloomberg via Getty Images hide caption

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Art Forgery Trial Asks: Were Dealers Duped, Or Did They Turn A Blind Eye?

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Jae Rhim Lee models her mushroom burial suit at the TED conference. James Duncan Davidson/TED hide caption

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Is There A Better Way To Be Buried?

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Before it moved to the Museum of Fine Arts, Frida Kahlo's Dos Mujeres (Salvadora y Herminia) belonged to the family of American industrialist Jackson Cole Phillips, who purchased it from Kahlo in 1929. Museum of Fine Arts, Boston hide caption

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Boston Museum Acquires First Painting Frida Kahlo Ever Sold

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Clockwise from top left: French copper pate mold circa 1870, potato steamer c. 1950, poacher for turbot fish c. 1960, Earthenware tripiere pot c. 1920, terracotta toupin for simmering stews and soups from c. 1940. Courtesy of The Culinary Institute of America hide caption

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Llapingacho is one of Marcella Kriebel's favorite recipes from her travels. It is an Ecuadorian cheese-stuffed potato pancake. Juxtaposed is causa, a Peruvian dish of layered potato, shrimp and avocado. Marcella Kriebel hide caption

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Meet The Most Pampered Vegetables In America

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2016 Pritzker Prize Goes To Chilean Architect Alejandro Aravena

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A Collector's Envy: Bhutan's Playable Postage Stamps

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"Cities are meant to be for people. They are meant as places for people to come together." — Amanda Burden James Duncan Davidson/TED hide caption

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How Can Public Spaces Change A City's Character?

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