Untitled (Kate #18) by Chuck Close. Chuck Close/Courtesy of Pace/MacGill Gallery, New York hide caption

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Gladioli, Claude Monet, ca. 1876, oil on canvas. Detroit Institute of Arts hide caption

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An original production cel from Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids. The show was among a burst of 1970s-era Saturday morning cartoons that featured positive African-American characters. Courtesy of Pamela Thomas/Museum of UnCut Funk! hide caption

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Architect's rendering of Apple's new facility Courtesy of City of Cupertino hide caption

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Flower, a 2009 release from thatgamecompany, is one of two video games the Smithsonian American Art Museum has acquired for its permanent collection. Sony Entertainment/Smithsonian American Art Museum hide caption

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The deconstructed, hexagonal salad nicoise: perfect for all your gourmand geek friends. Courtesy of Chris-Rachel Oseland hide caption

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Courtesy of Harry Jackson Studios

Mountain Gorillas, one of the first dioramas on which Fred Scherer apprenticed, completed in 1936. Polina Yamshchikov/for NPR hide caption

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Andre Le Notre pumped in water from the Seine River to create the Grand Canal at Chateau of Versailles. Boris Horvat/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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'Radiant Orchid' is Pantone's Color of the Year for 2014. Pantone hide caption

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Johannes Vermeer's Girl with a Pearl Earring is one of 15 17th century Dutch paintings on view at New York's Frick Collection through early 2014. AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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