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Kids Touching, 1940s. Joe Schwartz/Courtesy of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture hide caption

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'Picturing Children' Shows More Than A Century Of African-American Childhoods

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Models From Norman Rockwell's Paintings Reunite

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The Janks Archive's creators gathered insults from cities all over the world, including Helsinki, Mexico City, Berlin and New York (pictured). Courtesy of the Janks Archive hide caption

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Your Mama ... Might Be Offended By This Insult Archive

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Robert Irwin Brings 'Big' To Texas With Permanent Art Installation

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A gold flower-and-myrtle-leaf wreath, thought to have belonged to one of Alexander the Great's stepmothers, is now on display at the National Geographic Museum. National Geographic Museum hide caption

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To Rebrand Itself, Greece Digs Deep Into Its Cultural DNA

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Caption from @emptyplatesofny: "I wouldn't say that I'm famous, but Brad Pitt has eaten off me before..." — Clint, West Village; Delicious banana nut bread Courtesy of Brandon Scott Wolf hide caption

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'The Battle For Home' Traces Syria's History Through Architecture

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Met's 'Unfinished' Exhibit Offers A Glimpse Of The Artistic Mind At Work

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A Maasai warrior with cattle in Kenya. His beaded adornments are the kind of objects featured at the Baltimore Museum of Art's "Designs for Mobile Living: Art from Eastern Africa" exhibit. Britta Kasholm-Tengve/Getty Images hide caption

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The Citgo sign in Boston's Kenmore Square is being considered for official landmark status. The building on which it is mounted is up for sale. Boston Globe via Getty Images hide caption

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Coronation of Gala, by Salvador Dalí­. Graham Holoch/KQED hide caption

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Dalí Provides A Surrealist Shot In The Arm For A Fading Monterey Museum

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The dining room for Wolvesmouth: Taxa, a pop-up dining experience as art installation at the Museum of Contemporary Art's Geffen Contemporary location. Myles Pettengill/Courtesy of The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles hide caption

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At LA's MOCA, A Celebrated Chef Serves Up Dinner As Art Installation

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Black Lives Matter Activists Take It Off The Street And Into The Museum

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Oklahoma City Unveils Exclusive North American Matisse Exhibition

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