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Anton Raphael Mengs left some key details out of his Portrait of Mariana de Silva y Sarmiento, duquesa de Huescar, 1775. Courtesy of The Met Breuer Museum hide caption

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You Gonna Finish That? What We Can Learn From Artworks In Progress

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Georgia O'Keeffe's 1926 painting The Barns, Lake George, which has been privately owned and rarely displayed, now joins the collection of the Georgia O'Keeffe Museum in Santa Fe. © Christie's Images Limited hide caption

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A volunteer stands to the entrance of the 5000 Poppies Garden at the Chelsea Flower Show, created by Australians Lynn Berry and Margaret Knight with designer Phillip Johnson. The project began as a small tribute to Berry and Knight's fathers, who fought in World War II. Adrian Dennis/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Architect Mark Kushner on stage at TED in 2014. James Duncan Davidson/TED hide caption

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How Do Buildings Make Us Feel?

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How Can We Design For A Better Experience?

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Janine Benyus at TEDGlobal in 2009. James Duncan Davidson/TED hide caption

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What Can Today's Designers Learn From Nature?

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Design critic Alice Rawsthorn speaking at TED in Vancouver. Bret Hartman/TED hide caption

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Are The Best Designers Rebels?

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Joe Gebbia speaking about designing for trust. Bret Hartman/TED hide caption

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How Do You "Design" Trust Between Strangers?

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ARGO — The Rescue of the Canadian Six was painted by an undercover CIA employee. It depicts an operation in which six Americans ("The Canadian Six") were rescued after the U.S. embassy in Tehran was taken over in 1979. Courtesy of CIA hide caption

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A Peek Into The CIA Art Gallery Reveals [REDACTED]

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Why An Art Historian Took NYPD Officers To The Met

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Two people hold electronic devices while looking over a sculpture by George Segal with the Living Wall in the background at the newly expanded San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. Eric Risberg/AP hide caption

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Too Much Technology Can Spoil Your Warhol Experience

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Revamped San Francisco Museum Merges Modern Art With Interactive Tech

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Student Art Project Gets Mighty High Appraisal

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First Lady Michelle Obama wears her signature cardigan while dancing with performers from the television show So You Can Dance during the annual White House Easter Egg Roll on April 6, 2015. Mark Wilson/Getty Images hide caption

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Mrs. Obama Saves The Cardigan: 'The Obama Effect' In Fashion

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