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Frazier's grandmother grew up in Braddock in the 1930s and '40s, when "it was prosperous and a melting pot," Frazier says. She took this photograph of her grandmother in 2002. Courtesy of artist LaToya Ruby Frazier hide caption

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With Her Camera, MacArthur 'Genius' Tells An African-American Rust Belt Story

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The sun sets on Banksy's 'Dismaland' in Weston-super-Mare England. The art exhibit, billed as a "bemusement park," closed permanently on Sunday, Sept. 27. BEN BIRCHALL/PA Photos /Landov hide caption

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Dancer Mikhail Baryshnikov poses for a portrait at the Baryshnikov Arts Center in New York City in July. The center, a multidisciplinary practice and performance space, opened in 2005. Bryan Derballa for NPR hide caption

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No Vanity Project: At Art Center, Baryshnikov Tells Artists, 'You're The Boss'

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New Contemporary Art Museum In Los Angeles Engages Kids With Audio Tours

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Taylor's Vicissitudes, after it began to accumulate coral. Jason deCaires Taylor hide caption

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Set In Stone But Ever-Changing: Sculptures Reshaped By The Tides

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Sultan Sooud Al-Qassemi says, "I don't buy artworks that I think are pretty ... I buy art that is politically meaningful." That art includes Yemeni photographer Boushra Al Mutawakel's Mother, Daughter, Doll series. Courtesy of Barjeel Art Foundation hide caption

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For Arab Artists With Something To Say, This Sheikh Is A Loudspeaker

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The Broad Museum, on Grand Avenue in downtown Los Angeles, opens Sunday. Admission is free. Iwan Baan/Courtesy of The Broad/Diller Scofidio + Renfro hide caption

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The Broad Museum Is A Contemporary Art Collector's Gift To Los Angeles

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Art Installation To Welcome Pope Francis To Philadelphia

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After Superstorm Sandy, Saucedo used aid materials from the Red Cross to create Red Cross Blanket (Family Portrait as Water). Courtesy of Christopher Saucedo and LeMieux Gallery, New Orleans hide caption

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After Sandy, Katrina And Sept. 11, This Sculptor Finds Art In Survival

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Frank Gehry designed the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao, Spain. "I love going to Bilbao. ... People come out and hug me," he says. "We all need love." Dominique Faget/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Frank Gehry's Lifelong Challenge: To Create Buildings That Move

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How Photos Of Crisis Can Shape The Events They Represent

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Kumu (sp. Parupeneus porphyreus). The Whitesaddle Goatfish has a special place in Hawaiian culture. In ancient Hawaii, the fish were used in offerings to the gods. Courtesy of Derek Yoshinori Wada hide caption

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Courtesy of Derek Yoshinori Wada