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When Leonardo da Vinci arrived in France in 1516, he brought three of his own paintings with him — "Virgin and Child with Saint Anne" (left), "Saint John the Baptist" (right) and the Mona Lisa. RMN-Grand Palais (Musée du Louvre)/René-Gabriel Ojéda (left) Michel Urtado (right) hide caption

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The Baltimore Museum of Art will buy only works by women next year, as part of a yearlong series exhibiting art by women. Amy Sherald's Planes, rockets, and the spaces in between (2018) is among the 3,800 works by women in the museum's collection. The Baltimore Museum of Art hide caption

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Iran's Lake Urmia has shriveled because of water mismanagement. Photographer Maximilian Mann traveled to northwest Iran to document life in the region. Here, a man walks in what used to be a river to the lake, now just salt. Maximilian Mann hide caption

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Howard Weistling created his comic book A Western out of cigarette wrappers and flattened soup cans while he was a prisoner of war in Germany during World War II. Morgan Weistling/Morgan Weistling hide caption

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'Like Getting My Father Back': WWII POW's Art Returned To His Family

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People march along the Mississippi River levee in Louisiana on Friday as they perform in a reenactment of the 1811 German Coast Uprising. Gerald Herbert/AP hide caption

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Hundreds March In Reenactment Of A Historic, But Long Forgotten Slave Rebellion

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Not My Job: We Quiz 'Hamilton' Star Leslie Odom Jr. On Ben Franklin

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Nesma (left) and Anys are Algerian siblings who came out to each other at a party. They live in Paris, and both identify as queer. "It now makes us stronger and committed together for the queer and Algerian causes," Anys says. Mikael Chukwuma Owunna hide caption

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Beloved By Some, Despised By Others, The Font Comic Sans Turns 25

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Host Ophira Eisenberg with Michael McDonald on Ask Me Another at the Lobero Theatre in Santa Barbara, California. Mike Katzif/NPR hide caption

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Michael McDonald: Once A Doobie, Always A Doobie

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Museums Face Pressure From Activists Over Dubious Financial Ties

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View of the south fields, all works by Mark di Suvero. Left to right: Figolu, 2005–11. Courtesy the artist and Spacetime C.C. E=MC2 , 1996-97. Courtesy the artist and Spacetime C.C. ©Mark di Suvero. Courtesy Storm King Art Center hide caption

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Sculptor Mark Di Suvero Creates Joy Out Of Steel

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