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Ed Welburn, vice president of General Motors Global Design, stands with the Buick Riviera concept as it makes its North American debut at the North American International Auto Show in 2008 in Detroit. John F. Martin/Courtesy of General Motors hide caption

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From 'No Way,' To Global Success: The Inspired Journey Of GM's Design Chief

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Mini Time Capsules: Photographer Wants Your Undeveloped Film For New Project

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The Sackler Gallery's Ming dynasty dish dates back to 1430 China. Charles Lang Freer Endowment and Friends of the Freer and Sackler Galleries/Courtesy of the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery hide caption

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See Red In A New Light: Imperial China Meets Mark Rothko In D.C. Exhibition

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Courtesy of Kaitlin Stevenson, Joan Bowen, Cindy Hornberger and Israel Morales

A Christmas Tree Ornament Is Worth A Thousand Words

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A visitor takes a photo of Judith Slaying Holofernes by Italian 17th century artist Artemisia Gentileschi, on display at Rome's Palazzo Braschi museum. The "Artemisia Gentileschi and Her Times" exhibition will run till May 7, 2017. Andrew Medichini/AP hide caption

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Long Seen As Victim, 17th Century Italian Painter Emerges As Feminist Icon

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90 Years On, Claude Monet's Water Lilies Still Captivate

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The Surreal Cookbook Of Salvador Dalí

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American artist Jeff Koons, left, American ambassador Jane Dorothy Hartley and Mayor of Paris Anne Hidalgo unveil illustrations of Bouquet of Tulips 2016, a 34-foot statue Koons is presenting to the city of Paris and the people of France as a symbol of friendship. Michel Euler/AP hide caption

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Jeff Koons Gives France A Giant Bouquet Of Flowers, But It Comes With A Price

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Massumeh Farhad points to one of the Qurans in the exhibition. As curator, she flipped through all of the books on display. "Every page is absolutely breathtaking," she says. Raquel Zaldivar/NPR hide caption

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Quran Exhibition Shines A Light On The Holy Books' Dedicated Artists

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Christopher Mensah, owner and tattoo artist at the Pinz-N-Needlez tattoo shop in Washington, D.C., creates the outline for Oshun Afrique's 35th tattoo. Raquel Zaldivar/NPR hide caption

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For Tattoo Artists, Race Is In The Mix When Ink Meets Skin

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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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