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The Townhouse Gallery of Contemporary Art in Cairo featured a project by artist Mohamed Allam titled "My Nineties: A Panorama of Collective Memory Televised" in April 2013. Marwa Morgan / Demotix/Corbis hide caption

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Ellsworth Kelly, shown before one of his huge pieces at Peter Carlson Enterprises, Sun Valley, in 1996, has died at the age of 92. Clarence Williams/LA Times via Getty Images hide caption

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Artist Ellsworth Kelly, Master Of Colorful Abstraction, Dies At 92

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Princess Pageant crowns reflect the importance of patchwork, beadwork, and Seminole symbols. Will O'Leary hide caption

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A Princess In Patchwork: Sewing For The Miss Florida Seminole Princess Pageant

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Over a decades-long career, Frank Stella has done sculptures, three-dimensional reliefs, brightly-colored geometric shapes and mostly black paintings that literally changed the way people looked at art. (Pictured here: Empress of India, 1965.) 2015 Frank Stella/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. Digital Image/The Museum of Modern Art/Licensed by SCALA / Art Resource, NY. hide caption

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With Artist Frank Stella, What You See Is What You See

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Artist Rogan Brown's paper sculptures are many times larger than the organisms that inspire them. Magic Circle Variation 5 is approximately 39 inches wide by 39 inches tall in its entirety. Brown has created multiple versions of Magic Circle, the shape of which alludes to a petri dish and a microscope lens. Courtesy of Rogan Brown hide caption

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Why Does Santa Live In The North Pole? A Political Cartoonist's Vision

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The two control cabs at the Stockholm Arlanda Airport symbolize two ravens from Nordic mythology that were tasked with watching over the earth. Carolyn Russo /National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution hide caption

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Prepare For Takeoff: Smithsonian Celebrates The Art Of The Airport Tower

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In his 1942 mural The Underground Railroad, Woodruff shows slaves about to cross the Ohio River to freedom. Peter Harholdt/Copyright Talladega College hide caption

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With Powerful Murals, Hale Woodruff Paved The Way For African-American Artists

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The Graffiti Education and Mural Arts program in San Diego aims to keep kids off the streets — and maybe even make art like this, an example of the famous chicano artists murals found on a series of freeway overpasses, someday. Don Tormey/LA Times via Getty Images hide caption

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Preventing Juvenile Detention With A Blank Canvas And A Can Of Spray Paint

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This scroll map of China's Yellow River was made around 1750. Library of Congress, Geography and Map Division. hide caption

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'Map' Is An Exquisite Record Of The Miles — And The Millennia

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Hagrid, the trusty half-giant himself. Jim Kay/Courtesy of Bloomsbury hide caption

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Pictures Worth 1,084,170 Words: The 'Harry Potter' Series, Illustrated

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In 'Drawing Blood,' A Life Of Art And Action

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