At the Art Shanty festival on Medicine Lake in Plymouth, Minn., the ICE-Cycles Shanty uses a bit of fun (and weather-appropriate tires) to try to encourage wintertime bike riding. Nathaniel Freeman hide caption

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Influenced by Mexican and Native American art, Pollock popularized action-painting and drip style, as seen in Number 7, 1951. Pollock-Krasner Foundation, National Gallery of Art/Artists Rights Society hide caption

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An exhibit at the Louvre Museum in Paris explores American landscape painting. Here, the museum's director, Henri Loyrette, looks at the oil paintings of Thomas Cole (1801-1848), known for his realistic and detailed works. Francois Mori/AP hide caption

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The Control Tower was designed by Brooklyn-based artist Swoon. Residents who are rebuilding their homes and their lives want to do so "joyfully and with imagination," she says. New Orleans Airlift hide caption

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About 1,200 tiny custom-made cars zoom around Metropolis II. If there's an accident, the sculpture comes with nearly 11,000 more toy cars, ready to hit the road. Courtesy The Los Angeles County Museum of Art hide caption

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A painting by Michelet "Najee" Calice, one of the artists featured in the exhibit. Courtesy Of The Artist hide caption

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