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Edouard Manet's 1873 oil on canvas, The Railway, is on view at the Norton Simon Museum in Los Angeles until March 2. It is on loan from the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C. Studio A/Courtesy of Norton Simon Museum hide caption

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Impressionist Hero Edouard Manet Gets The Star Treatment In Los Angeles

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Jay Austin's tiny house in Washington, D.C., has 10-foot ceilings, a loft bed over the bathroom and a galley-style kitchen. Franklyn Cater/NPR hide caption

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Living Small In The City: With More Singles, Micro-Housing Gets Big

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A mural is seen on the remains of a house that witnesses said was destroyed by Israeli shelling during a 50-day war last summer in Beit Hanoun in the northern Gaza Strip. Suhaib Salem/Reuters /Landov hide caption

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Frida Kahlo's passion for food was evident in her many still lifes of fruit, like this painting entitled "The Bride Frightened at Seeing Life Opened." She was also known for her raucous dinner parties in Mexico City. Wikiart hide caption

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(Left) Nelson Rockefeller examines a painting at New York's Museum of Modern Art in 1939. (Right) Diego Rivera, seen here in 1933, works on a panel of his mural in the lobby of Rockefeller Center. (Left) Bettmann/CORBIS. (Right) AP hide caption

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Daughters Back An Artful End To The Rivera-Rockefeller Rivalry Story

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Runway Collections Inspired By Vibes From '60s And '70s

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Yakutsk, Russia is the world's coldest city: average winter temperatures hit -30 degrees. It's also the largest city built on permafrost. Amos Chapple hide caption

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Thrilled By Chills? Take A Look At The World's Coldest City

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In Art For The Blind, Touching Exhibits Is Mandatory

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Solar Sunflowers, an art installation, greets visitors to Mueller's commercial and retail hub off of Interstate 35. The panels power a nightly light display and return power to the grid. When the development is complete, five miles of granite trails will connect the residents to its commercial and retail hubs. Julia Robinson for NPR hide caption

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With Porches And Parks, A Texas Community Aims For Urban Utopia

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Fruit by Nike is a piece by designer Peddy Mergui in his exhibit "Wheat is Wheat is Wheat," next on display in May at Expo Milano 2015. Courtesy of Peddy Mergui hide caption

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After designing a soy sauce bottle for Kikkoman in 1961, Kenji Ekuan went on to design everything from motorcycles to a bullet train. Mj-bird/Creative Commons hide caption

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