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Parsons School of Design graduate Lucy Jones created Seated Design, a collection of clothing for people who use wheelchairs. The clothes include extra fabric at the elbows for greater mobility. Courtesy of Lucy Jones hide caption

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From Canes To Closures, Designing With Style For People With Disabilities

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The hand-colored photo, titled "Reclining young lady," is of Stella Osarhiere Gbinigie when she was 16. Solomon Osagie Alonge/Franko Khoury/National Museum of African Art hide caption

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Solomon Osagie Alonge/Franko Khoury/National Museum of African Art

"Winter is better. You can't get nothing on a summer day. You can't get no help in the summer. I don't have no place to stay, but I sleep out here sometimes on the streets. I try to make a little money to buy me a little something to eat because I don't like eating out of trash cans. That makes me sick." Joe Rubino/Close Up Baltimore hide caption

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'Close Up Baltimore' Tells Stories Of The City, One Portrait At A Time

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Chiharu Shiota takes over an entire townhouse for her 2013 work Trace of Memory. It's one of the many unusual installations at The Mattress Factory in Pittsburgh. Courtesy of The Mattress Factory hide caption

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Find Unforgettable Art In A Most Unlikely Place: A Pittsburgh Mattress Factory

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Caillebotte's 1875 painting The Floor Scrapers was rejected by the elite Salon, but it was the work that launched his career. RMN-Grand Palais/Art Resour/Courtesy National Gallery of Art hide caption

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Known As A Collector, Gustave Caillebotte Gets His Due As A Painter

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Nicholas Herrera sits in his studio, surrounded by his carvings. (Photos are courtesy of David Michael Kennedy, another El Rito artist, who was featured on NPR in 2011.) Courtesy of David Michael Kennedy hide caption

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Jesus In A Lowrider: El Rito's Santero Carves Saints In Modern Clothing

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Designer Thom Browne says he usually shows his men's collections in Paris, but he felt it was important to support the first Fashion Week for men in New York. Jacki Lyden hide caption

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Men Strut Their Stuff At Their Very Own New York Fashion Week

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Quilts from the Bill and Camille Cosby collection hang at the Smithsonian's National Museum of African Art in Washington, D.C., in this Nov. 6, 2014, photo. Evan Vucci/AP hide caption

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