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In The Shame In Venice 2, Kenyan artist Michael Soi protests the makeup of his country's pavilion at the Biennale. Courtesy of Michael Soi hide caption

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Why Are Chinese Artists Representing Kenya At The Venice Biennale?

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The U.S. Postal Service, in conjunction with the Ricco/Maresca Gallery in New York, unveiled five new stamps Thursday depicting the paintings of Mexican artist Martin Ramirez. Ricco-Maresca Gallery hide caption

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New Postage Stamps Recognize The Genius Of Martin Ramirez

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Wong's style focused more on evoking emotion than capturing a photographic reproduction of nature. Tyrus Wong/Courtesy of the Tyrus Wong Family hide caption

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Robert Duncan poses with his wife, Karen, for New York photographer Iké Udé. Iké Udé/Courtesy of Robert and Karen Duncan hide caption

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Nigerian Artist Continues A Family Tradition With 'Sartorial Anarchy'

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Soprano Catalina Cuervo, singing the role of Frida Kahlo, rehearses with bass baritone Ricardo Herrera, singing the role of Diego Rivera, on Feb. 21, 2015 at the Michigan Opera Theatre in Detroit. Veronica Zaragovia/KUT hide caption

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Detroit's 'Frida' Aims To Build Latino Audiences For Opera

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This Museum Lets You Play The Artist

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Models show designs by Oscar de la Renta at the 1973 Versailles show. De la Renta was one of the first American designers to sign on for the catwalk competition. Daniel Simon/Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images hide caption

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How A 1970s Fashion Faceoff Put American Designers In The Spotlight

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The empty frame from which thieves cut Rembrandt's The Storm on the Sea of Galilee remains on display at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston. The painting was one of 13 works stolen from the museum in 1990. Josh Reynolds/AP hide caption

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25 Years After Art Heist, Empty Frames Still Hang In Boston's Gardner Museum

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Some of the artifacts that were handed over to Iraq during a ceremony Monday in Washington, D.C. Jackie Northam/NPR hide caption

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U.S. Returns Dozens Of Looted Artifacts To Iraq

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A detail from the north wall of Diego Rivera's Detroit Industry murals shows workers on the automobile assembly line. After Detroit declared bankruptcy, the murals were at risk of being sold. Click here for a larger view. Detroit Institute of Arts hide caption

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In Detroit's Rivera And Kahlo Exhibit, A Portrait Of A Resilient City

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After World War II, developer Joseph Eichler built well-designed and well-crafted tract homes that dotted California suburbs. Stephen Schafer hide caption

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With Sunny, Modern Homes, Joseph Eichler Built The Suburbs In Style

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A minibus painted with the Rolling Stones' logo. Gregory Warner/NPR hide caption

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When There's Art On The Bus, You'll Get To Your Stop Sooner

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