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Artist William Christenberry at his home in Washington, D.C., in 2015. Christenberry died Monday at the age of 80. Greg Kahn/GRAIN for The Washington Post via Getty Images hide caption

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Christenberry explains his fascination with Sprott church

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Still life with Flowers, Gilt Goblets, Coins and Shells was created by Clara Peeters in 1612. Peeters hid small self portraits in the goblet on the right. Staatliche Kunsthalle hide caption

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In A First, Spain's Prado Museum Puts The Spotlight On A Female Artist

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Untitled (Woman Seated in a Chair), by Richard Diebenkorn, 1963 Thomas E. Benesch Memorial Collection, BMA /The Richard Diebenkorn Foundation hide caption

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Matisse And Diebenkorn 'Meet' At Last, At The Baltimore Museum Of Art

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Minneapolis Institute of Art curator Tom Rassieur stands in a gallery showcasing objects honoring the 500th anniversary of Martin Luther posting his 95 Theses against the Catholic Church. Lisa Burke/Courtesy of Lisa Burke hide caption

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How Technology Helped Martin Luther Change Christianity

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Remembering Ruth Gruber, Who Photographed The 20th Century's Darkest Moments

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Before His Name Was Known At All, Seuss Put Creatures On The Wall

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Salvador Dalí's dinner parties were legendary for their opulence and bizarre fare. In 1973, Dalí immortalized these freakish feasts in the book Les Diners de Gala. Taschen hide caption

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An American expat in Germany marks the Maryland ballot for the 2016 U.S. presidential election. Sean Gallup/Getty Images hide caption

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The Art Of The Vote: Who Designs The Ballots We Cast?

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Sculptor Mustafa Ali in the Old City of Damascus, at his office, which used to be a synagogue. (Right) His sculptures, made from bronze, wood, marble and other materials, are popular among collectors in the Middle East and Europe. Peter Kenyon/NPR hide caption

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Syria's Leading Sculptor Keeps Creating In A Time Of Destruction

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How Does Christoph Niemann Make Art Look Effortless? With A Lot Of Work

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The theme of Mike's Maze this year is "See America," which commemorates the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service. Courtesy of Warner Farm hide caption

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Struth photographed Britain's Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip in 2011. "They were actually quite nice together," he says of the experience. (Pictured: Queen Elizabeth II and The Duke of Edinburgh, Windsor Castle 2011) Thomas Struth/Promised Gift to the National Gallery of Art from the Collection of Robert E. Meyerhoff and Rheda Becker hide caption

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Photography Writ Large: The Monumental Art Of Thomas Struth

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New York's Museum Of Modern Art Acquires Original Emoji

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