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Douriean Fletcher made everything from earrings to armor for the 2018 film Black Panther. Fletcher spent time studying in South Africa, and learned that, for some, "what you wear is telling somebody who you are — whether it's the region you're from, the status you have within your family, or in your community. ... I wanted to make sure that I had applied that to my own work." Marvel Studios 2018 hide caption

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The Goal Is To Feel Strong, Says 'Black Panther' Jewelry Designer

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'She Had A Special Energy': Philly Teen Inspires Amy Sherald's 6-Story Mural

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The Louvre was closed on Monday as security and reception staff went on strike over what they say are deteriorating working conditions as the museum draws record crowds. Here, visitors queue outside the Louvre in July 2015. Miguel Medina/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Lonnie G. Bunch III speaks during the 2016 dedication of the National Museum of African History and Culture in Washington, D.C. Bunch, the museum's founding director, will be taking over as secretary of the Smithsonian Institution in mid-June. Astrid Riecken/Getty Images hide caption

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Tintoretto was in his late 20s when he painted this self-portrait circa 1546/48. (Scroll down to compare this portrait to one he painted 40 years later.) The Philadelphia Museum of Art/Art Resource, NY hide caption

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Happy 500th, Tintoretto — A Retrospective Honors The Venetian Artist

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Jeff Koons 'Rabbit' Sets Record For Most Expensive Work By Living Artist

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Rabbit by Jeff Koons was sold for more than $91 million at Christie's in New York on Wednesday night. It set a record for the most expensive work by a living artist to be sold at auction. Seth Wenig/AP hide caption

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Institutions Distance Themselves From Sackler Family Donations

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The Sackler Trust and Foundation both announced they would temporarily suspend charitable giving in the U.K. The Sackler Courtyard is a 2017 addition to the Victoria and Albert museum in London. Justin Tallis/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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