Ruth Asawa Found Her Artistic Calling In An Internment Camp

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The Angolan exhibit consists of tall stacks of large photographic posters by artist Edson Chagas. The country, which is exhibiting at Venice for the first time, won the Golden Lion award for best national pavilion. Courtesy of www.beyondentrophy.com hide caption

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Art In Context: Venice Biennale Looks Past Pop Culture

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Stories Of Race In America Captured On Quilt And Canvas

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Donald Judd's daughter, Rainer, says her father's bedroom is her favorite space in the house. (101 Spring Street, New York, 5th Floor, 2013.) Josh White/Donald Judd Art (c) Judd Foundation. Licensed by VAGA, New York. Artwork (c) John Chamberlain. (c) Lucas Samaras. Dan Flavin (c) Stephen Flavin/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. Donald Judd Furniture TM (c) Judd Foundation. hide caption

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For Judd Family, Home Is Where The (Rectilinear) Art Is

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Boston's Shaw Memorial sits at the corner of Beacon and Park Streets. Andrea Shea/WBUR hide caption

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Civil War's First African-American Infantry Remembered In Bronze

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Nearly 100 years after Edouard Manet painted his scandalous 1863 Olympia, Tom Wesselmann created The Great American Nude #26. Estate of Tom Wesselmann/Licensed by VAGA, New York, NY hide caption

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Naked Or Nude? Wesselmann's Models Are A Little Bit Of Both

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In this 2007 Ellsworth Kelly piece, four separate oil-painted canvases combine to form a single work, Green Blue Black Red. Jerry L. Thompson/Courtesy of Ellsworth Kelly hide caption

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At 90, Ellsworth Kelly Brings Joy With Colorful Canvases

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A table (Le Dejeuner), an 1892 oil painting by Edouard Vuillard, appears to show a quiet domestic scene. But Isabelle Cahn, the curator of a new show at the Musee d'Orsay, says this painting actually depicts a scandal-ridden household. Courtesy Musee d'Orsay hide caption

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A Paris Vacation For Nashville Millionaires' French Art

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Oldenburg's fascination with simple, everyday objects often led him to food as a subject, as with Pastry Case, I, 1961-62. Claes Oldenburg/Museum of Modern Art hide caption

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The Art Of Life: Claes Oldenburg At MOMA

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Oswald Boateng has designed for the rich and famous. Dan Kitwood/Getty Images hide caption

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British Designer Ozwald Boateng's Dream To Dress Africa

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Author Tracy Chevalier explains how she turned a single image into a novel. Dafydd Jones/TED hide caption

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How Do You Find A Story In A Painting?

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Vincent van Gogh's Portrait of Postman Roulin is part of the collection in the city-owned Detroit Institute of Arts. The financially troubled city of Detroit is eyeing the sale of its prized artworks. aPic/Getty Images hide caption

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