Winston Churchill was so displeased with Graham Sutherland's portrait that his wife asked his secretary to destroy it. Pictured here is a preparatory sketch. Reprinted from "The Face of Britain" by Simon Schama with permission from Oxford University Press/National Portrait Gallery, London hide caption

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'The Face Of Britain' Tells A Nation's History Through Portraits

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Mae Reeves and her husband Joel pose with her hats at Mae's Millinery in Philadelphia, circa 1953. Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift from Mae Reeves and her children, Donna Limerick and William Mincey, Jr. hide caption

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Mae Reeves' Hats Hang At National Museum Of African American History And Culture

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Maurizio Cattelan's America goes on display Friday at the Guggenheim in New York. The artist says it is "one-percent art for the ninety-nine percent." Kris McKay/Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation hide caption

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Tim Gunn says the fashion industry needs to adjust itself to take advantage of the market for plus-size clothing. Mike Coppola/Getty Images hide caption

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Tim Gunn: The Fashion Industry Is Not Making It Work For Plus-Size Women

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How An Architect Used Striking Design To Capture New Smithsonian's Meaning

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Celebrated street artist Keith Haring painted this mural in the stairwell of a former convent in the 1980s. Now, the church that owns the Manhattan building — which offered low-cost housing — says it's suffering financial difficulties and has asked its tenants to leave. But two tenants are fighting eviction and raising concerns about the future of the mural. Joel Rose/NPR hide caption

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In An NYC Stairwell, One Of Keith Haring's Murals May Be In Peril

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Small Town Is Home To Hand-Carved Carousel With Adirondack Scenes

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Rybczynski believes the oldest kind of chair was not a throne, but a folding chair. Witold Rybczynski hide caption

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Better Sit Down For This One: An Exciting Book About The History Of Chairs

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Mike Hudson's team starts pulling apart an old barn on the shady side because the temperature is approaching 90 degrees in Malta Bend, Mo. The pieces of the barn will be sold as reclaimed barn wood. Kristofor Husted/Harvest Public Media and KBIA hide caption

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Your Dilapidated Barn Is Super Trendy. Just Ask HGTV

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Artist Noah Davis founded The Underground Museum to bring world-class art to a neighborhood in Los Angeles — for free. He was just 32 years old when he died from cancer in 2015. Ed Templeton/The Underground Museum hide caption

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He Died At 32, But A Young Artist Lives On In LA's Underground Museum

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When a person places a finger in the slot on the left, the robot uses an algorithm — unpredictable even to its creator — to decide whether to prick the finger with the pin on the end of its arm. Alexander Reben hide caption

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A Robot That Harms: When Machines Make Life Or Death Decisions

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Nina McLemore's Clothes Are A 'Weapon' Of Powerful Women

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The Chichu Art Museum, designed by celebrated Japanese architect Tadao Ando, is built mostly underground. Open courtyards and skylights bring in natural light. The island is internationally known for its works of modern art and architecture. Seiichi Ohsawa Courtesy of Benesse Art Site Naoshima hide caption

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Hilton Pray, 82, holds one of thousands of his photographs that were damaged after an estimated 4-feet of water filled his home in Denham Springs, La. Collin Richie/Humans of the Water hide caption

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After Louisiana Floods, A Photographer Finds Resilience

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Gabriel Barcia-Colombo on the TED stage. Ryan Lash/TED hide caption

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Can Slow-Moving Art Disrupt Our Hectic Routines?

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French designer Sonia Rykiel (right) and her daughter, Nathalie Rykiel, artistic director for the fashion house Rykiel, greet the crowd after the presentation of their Spring-Summer 2008 Ready-to-Wear collection, in Paris in 2007. Jacques Brinon/AP hide caption

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