Ephraim Benton, a former resident of Tompkins Houses in the Bedford-Stuyvesant section of Brooklyn, is now an actor. Benton started a community-based organization called Beyond Influencing Da Hood, which puts on health fairs, film festivals and various free community events in his old housing project. This photo was taken in front of his old building in Tompkins Houses. Courtesy of Shino Yanagawa hide caption

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Sister Corita Kent stands in front of her work, including for eleanor, at Immaculate Heart College in 1964. Courtesy of Corita Art Center hide caption

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Eric Bransby, pictured above in his home in Colorado Springs, is still creating art at 98. "I try to make each mural a project that will somehow expand my abilities a little bit more," he says. Nathaniel Minor/Colorado Public Radio hide caption

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Curator Timothy Verdon says "Mary is unexpectedly fashionable" in Fra Filippo Lippi's Madonna and Child, painted in the 1460s. Provincia di Firenze, Palazzo Medici Riccardi, Florence/National Museum of Women in the Arts hide caption

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Richard Estes, Jone's Diner, 1979, oil on canvas. (Private collection.) Click here for a closer look. Courtesy of Marlborough Gallery/Smithsonian American Art Museum hide caption

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A still from the art film #Blackmendream. The film features nine men, turned away from the camera and talking about their hopes and fears. Courtesy artist hide caption

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Interactive touch screens at the newly redesigned Cooper Hewitt museum let visitors sort through the catalog and create their own designs. Cooper Hewitt hide caption

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Leza One paints a mural on a wall of Jose de Diego Middle School in Miami's Wynwood neighborhood. It's a project that coincides with the citywide Art Basel fair. Greg Allen/NPR hide caption

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Anselm Kiefer's Sprache der Vogel belongs to one of Miami's best-known private collections. Collection Martin Z. Margulies hide caption

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