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After Louisiana Floods, A Photographer Finds Resilience

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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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Barbie has taken over Paris — she has her very own exhibition at Les Arts Décoratifs. Mattel/Les Arts Décoratifs hide caption

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Bonjour, Barbie! An American Icon Packs Her Heels And Heads To France

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Artist Peter Doig Says He Didn't Paint This, And A Judge Agrees

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A wealthy American living in Paris, Romaine Brooks had the freedom to paint whatever and however she wanted. Don't let her sober, 1923 Self-Portrait fool you — Smithsonian curator Virginia Mecklenburg says in the 1910s and 1920s, Brooks and her circle of friends had plenty of fun in Paris. Smithsonian American Art Museum hide caption

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Painter Romaine Brooks Challenged Conventions In Shades Of Gray

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'Reigning Men' Traces 300 Years Of Men's Fashion At LACMA

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Top row: The Age of Magic by The Mouse Market, Gothic Bath by Samuel C. Miller III, Apartment 6D by Nix Gerber Studio. Bottom row: White House, White Room by J. Ford Huffman, Reverie of the Stars by Mars Tokyo Designs, My Castle and My Keep by Daisy Tainton. From "Small Stories: At Home In A Dollhouse" at the National Building Museum. Courtesy of the National Building Museum hide caption

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This rare 1700s robe volante, or "flying dress," was recently purchased by Palais Galliera, a fashion museum in Paris. Joan de Jean hide caption

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Vive Le Confort! For Corseted Courtiers, This Dress Was A French Revolution

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'Picturing Children' Shows More Than A Century Of African-American Childhoods

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