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Vision divine du 11 Mars 1948, is a series of eight drawings by Ivoirian artist Frédéric Bruly Bouabré. They depict a vision that Bouabré said he experienced that year: "seven colored suns" creating a "circle of beauty around their 'mother-sun.' " This piece and other works from Bouabré are part of an exhibition at The Museum of Modern Art. The Museum of Modern Art hide caption

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A painting by the secretive British graffiti artist Banksy that was mysteriously transferred from the occupied West Bank to the Urban Gallery in Tel Aviv, Israel, is shown on Thursday, Aug. 4, 2022. Oded Balilty/AP hide caption

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Lesia Khomenko, Max in the Army, 2022. Oil on canvas, 84.5 x 57.5 inches © Lesia Khomenko hide caption

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The Ukrainian women who make art in the face of war

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Artist Tunde Olaniran's 'Made a Universe' opens a portal at a Detroit museum

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James McNeill Whistler's Symphony in White, No. 1: The White Girl, 1861–1863 National Gallery of Art hide caption

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National Gallery of Art

Whistler's Mother, meet Whistler's very, very close friend at the National Gallery

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An X-ray image shows this previously unknown self-portrait of Vincent Van Gogh painted on the reverse side of his painting Head of a Peasant Woman. Graeme Yule/National Galleries of Scotland hide caption

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Five Just Stop Oil activists spray paint the wall and glue themselves to the frame of the painting The Last Supper on Tuesday at the Royal Academy in London. Kristian Buus/In Pictures via Getty Images hide caption

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A flower crafted by Nell Greenfieldboyce, at an American Society for Microbiology event highlighting agar art. Aidan Rogers/Edvotek hide caption

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Jack Davis, Watergate Breaks Wide Open. Watercolor and ink on paperboard, 1973. National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution © Estate of Jack Davis hide caption

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Bob Woodward recounts the Watergate story in an art museum

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Fishermen haul in a fishing net in the eastern central Atlantic off Senegal. Belgian photographer Pierre Vanneste documents commercial fishing in his black-and-white photos. Pierre Vanneste for NPR hide caption

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A woman takes a photo of Andy Warhol's 'Shot Sage Blue Marilyn' on April 29 during Christie's 20th and 21st Century Art press preview in New York City. Angela Weiss/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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The Katastwóf Karavan is built from a steel frame mounted to lumber running gear with red oak and muslin wall panels, a propane fired boiler, water tank, gas generator and a brass and steel 38-note steam calliope. Robert Shelley/National Gallery of Art hide caption

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A slavery-era instrument is on the National Mall, singing 'songs of liberation'

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Hope Gangloff, Queen Jane Approximately, 2011. Acrylic on canvas, 66 x 108 inches. Collection of Alturas Foundation, San Antonio, Texas © Hope Gangloff. Adam Reich/Courtesy of the Artist and Susan Inglett Gallery, NYC hide caption

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Artist Jill Magid had 120,000 pennies inscribes with, "The body was already so fragile." Tender (film), 2021 hide caption

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Tender (film), 2021

She inscribed 120,000 NYC pennies with a pandemic message. Is one in your pocket?

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A 1983 photo of then 23-year-old visual artist Jean-Michel Basquiat. Lee Jaffe/Courtesy of the Basquiat family hide caption

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An intimate look at Jean-Michel Basquiat's art, courtesy of his family

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Artist Guadalupe Maravilla photographed in one of the galleries of his show "Tierra Blanca Joven" on view at the Brooklyn Museum. Christopher Gregory for NPR hide caption

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For the artist Guadalupe Maravilla, sound is healing

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Pierre-Georges Jeanniot (French, 1848–1934), The Survivors of a Massacre Used as Gravediggers, 1915. Lithograph on wove paper, image: 8 9/16 x 11 7/16 in. sheet: 13 1/4 x 19 1/8 in. Clark Art Institute hide caption

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