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Stories Of Race In America Captured On Quilt And Canvas

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Controversial L.A. Museum Director Steps Down

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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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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.

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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Catalan chef Ferran Adrià poses with plasticine models of his food on display at Somerset House in London. A new exhibit looks back at the influential modernist chef and his landmark restaurant, El Bulli. Matthew Lloyd/Getty Images for Somerset House hide caption

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