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Visitor Services Associate Sacha Baumann talks with two visitors about Mark Bradford's 2006 work Scorched Earth. Ben Gibbs Photography/The Broad Art Foundation hide caption

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Avant Guard: At LA's Broad Museum, A New Approach To Protecting Art

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Designed by architect William Krisel, this tract house was built in the Twin Palms neighborhood of Palm Springs, Calif., in 1956. Darren Bradley/Courtesy of Darren Bradley hide caption

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Meet The Architect Who Helped Bring Modernism To The Masses

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James Goldstein has just announced that he will donate his landmark Los Angeles residence — designed by architect John Lautner --€” to the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. "Minimal is the word ... " he says. "Everything is simple and at the same time beautiful." Jeff Green/LACMA hide caption

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This House Is A Work Of Art, So The Owner Is Donating It To A Museum

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A scene from the TV show Leave It to Beaver. The 1950s emphasized the importance of a happy nuclear family — and in popular media, the dining table often became a place to showcase these idealized dynamics. ABC Photo Archives/ABC via Getty Images hide caption

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Kodak To Revive Storied Super 8 Camera

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Object (or Luncheon in Fur), by Meret Oppenheim. In 1936, Oppenheim wrapped a teacup, saucer and spoon in fur. In the age of Freud, a gastro-sexual interpretation was inescapable. Even today, the work triggers intense reactions. Flavia Brandi/Flickr hide caption

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Saudi artist Abdulnasser Gharem poses in front of "Generation Kill," a piece made with rubber stamps, digital print and paint, at the opening night of his exhibition titled Al Sahwa (The Awakening) at Ayyam gallery in Dubai in 2014. Aya Batrawy/AP hide caption

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A New Generation Of Saudi Artists Pushes The Boundaries

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Guillermo & Joaquin, 2013. Catherine Opie/Courtesy of Regen Projects, Los Angeles hide caption

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'I Do Like To Stare': Catherine Opie On Her Portraits Of Modern America

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Portraits Of LA's Female Artists Send A Powerful Message: 'You Are Here'

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"Market Symphony" is a new audio installation at the National Museum of African Art in Washington, D.C. The exhibition layers sound from a market in Lagos, Nigeria. The speakers are installed on enamelware trays which are often used in markets. Courtesy of the National Museum of African Art hide caption

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Symphony Of The City: Nigerian Artist Draws Songs From The Bustling Market

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Singer-songwriter Walter Martin. Sebastian Kim/Ile Flottante Music hide caption

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Walter Martin Remembers Art History Class With 'Arts + Leisure'

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The Knoedler & Company art gallery, shown here in 2010, had been in business since before the Civil War. The gallery permanently closed its doors in 2011. Paul Goguen/Bloomberg via Getty Images hide caption

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Art Forgery Trial Asks: Were Dealers Duped, Or Did They Turn A Blind Eye?

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