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Belkis Ayon

New Edition Of Van Gogh Letters Reveal Surprises

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Judith Fox Turns A Close-Up Lens On Alzheimer's

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A 1920s postcard of the Euclid Square Garage in Cleveland. Courtesy of the Walter Leedy Postcard Collection, Special Collections, Cleveland State University Library hide caption

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Courtesy of the Walter Leedy Postcard Collection, Special Collections, Cleveland State University Library

Maxxi: Italy's New Contemporary Art Museum

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Yinka Shonibare's Scramble for Africa features 14 life-size fiberglass mannequins dressed in Dutch wax printed cotton. Yinka Shonibare/By permission, National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution hide caption

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O. Louis Mazzatenta/National Geographic

Sea Glass A Disappearing Treasure

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Untitled, 1989 Robert Bergman hide caption

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Robert Bergman

Broadway theater producer Rocco Landesman is the 10th chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts. Michael Eastman hide caption

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Michael Eastman

Theater Producer Takes The Stage As New NEA Chair

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From The Sweet Flypaper of Life, Howard University Press, 1984 Roy DeCarava/Courtesy of Sherry Turner DeCarava hide caption

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"I Wasn't Me Anymore:" Emma Thompson tours Journey, an art installation she co-created with a woman who was victimized by sex traffickers. Viewers who look through this porthole see their own faces superimposed on the bodies of woman wearing "prostitutes' weeds" — tattered lingerie and other worn, used clothing. Simon Clark/Eyebox hide caption

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Emma And Elena, Exposing The Sex Trade

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Edouard Manet/Baltimore Museum of Art

Quoth The Raven: 'Baltimore'

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