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Depression-Era Photos Make A Mark In American Photography

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Curator Timothy Verdon says "Mary is unexpectedly fashionable" in Fra Filippo Lippi's Madonna and Child, painted in the 1460s. Provincia di Firenze, Palazzo Medici Riccardi, Florence/National Museum of Women in the Arts hide caption

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Mother, Empress, Virgin, Faith: 'Picturing Mary' And Her Many Meanings

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Look At This: Seeing The Story Inside A Photo

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Turner Was A Brute, But He Painted With Romantic Radiance

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Timothy Spall finds beauty in the unlikeliest places as painter J.M.W. Turner. Sony Pictures Classics hide caption

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'Mr. Turner' Is A Snuffling, Growling Work Of Art

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Richard Estes, Jone's Diner, 1979, oil on canvas. (Private collection.) Click here for a closer look. Courtesy of Marlborough Gallery/Smithsonian American Art Museum hide caption

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Painting Or Photograph? With Richard Estes, It's Hard To Tell

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A still from the art film #Blackmendream. The film features nine men, turned away from the camera and talking about their hopes and fears. Courtesy artist hide caption

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'#Blackmendream': Showcasing A Different Side Of Black Manhood

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Interactive touch screens at the newly redesigned Cooper Hewitt museum let visitors sort through the catalog and create their own designs. Cooper Hewitt hide caption

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Please Touch! Cooper Hewitt Creates A Museum For The Internet Age

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Spanish Artist Francisco Goya On Display In Boston: An Extraordinary Exhibit

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Mourners Decry Police Shooting Of Akai Gurley In Brooklyn

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Leza One paints a mural on a wall of Jose de Diego Middle School in Miami's Wynwood neighborhood. It's a project that coincides with the citywide Art Basel fair. Greg Allen/NPR hide caption

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A Miami School Goes From Blank Canvas To Mural-Covered

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Anselm Kiefer's Sprache der Vogel belongs to one of Miami's best-known private collections. Collection Martin Z. Margulies hide caption

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How Private Collectors Helped Make Miami An Art Destination

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Missing Painting Found On Set Of 'Stuart Little'

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'New Yorker' Cover Shows A Divided St. Louis

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