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Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec's 1896 lithograph Woman Reclining — Waking Up from the portfolio Elles Norton Simon Museum hide caption

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Get A Glimpse Of Labor, Leisure And Everyday Life In Paris' Belle Époque

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Eric Tucker painted the everyday people in his hometown of Warrington, England — like this smoker in a pub. Tony Longmore hide caption

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'Unseen Artist' Eric Tucker Spent Decades Painting — But Nobody Knew

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"Spice pet" Jared Miller, photographed on Skid Row in Los Angeles. Jeff Sharlet/Jeff Sharlet hide caption

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Human Connections Light Up 'This Brilliant Darkness'

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The Rembrandt That Was Fake, Then Real Again

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The University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology — known as The Penn Museum — has hired refugees and immigrants from the Middle East, Africa and Central America as part of their "Global Guides" program. Moumena Saradar, who is originally from Syria, stands next to the wedding jewelry and headdress of Queen Puabi, her favorite part of the Middle East gallery. Cameron Pollack for NPR hide caption

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Refugee Docents Help Bring A Museum's Global Collection To Life

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In A Paramount Pictures Backlot, Latino Artists Showcase Work On Representation

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The FBI building in downtown Washington, D.C. — Utah Sen. Mike Lee describes it as looking like "an abandoned set from The Hunger Games." ERIC BARADAT/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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'Just Plain Ugly': Proposed Executive Order Takes Aim At Modern Architecture

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Years ago, John Sonsini began approaching men in Los Angeles who were looking for work — and offering them modeling jobs. The results are on view in a show called Cowboy Stories & New Paintings. Above, Saul & Lorenzo, 2008. John Sonsini hide caption

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Artist Says His Portraits Of Day Laborers Are Paintings — Not Statements

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This Japanese black pine was stolen on Sunday from a museum in Washington state. It was grown from a seed in a tin can by Japanese American Juzaburo Furuzawa while he was incarcerated in an internment camp during World War II. Courtesy of Pacific Bonsai Museum hide caption

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'Priceless' Bonsai Trees Stolen From Museum In Washington State

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His Work Is Set In Stone All Over Washington, D.C.

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Models walk the runway for Christopher John Rogers during New York Fashion Week in September 2019. Dia Dipasupil/Getty Images for NYFW: The Shows hide caption

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These Head-To-Toe Fashions Were Inspired By Grandma's Sunday Best

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