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Dancer Mikhail Baryshnikov poses for a portrait at the Baryshnikov Arts Center in New York City in July. The center, a multidisciplinary practice and performance space, opened in 2005. Bryan Derballa for NPR hide caption

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No Vanity Project: At Art Center, Baryshnikov Tells Artists, 'You're The Boss'

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New Contemporary Art Museum In Los Angeles Engages Kids With Audio Tours

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Taylor's Vicissitudes, after it began to accumulate coral. Jason deCaires Taylor hide caption

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Set In Stone But Ever-Changing: Sculptures Reshaped By The Tides

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Sultan Sooud Al-Qassemi says, "I don't buy artworks that I think are pretty ... I buy art that is politically meaningful." That art includes Yemeni photographer Boushra Al Mutawakel's Mother, Daughter, Doll series. Courtesy of Barjeel Art Foundation hide caption

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For Arab Artists With Something To Say, This Sheikh Is A Loudspeaker

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The Broad Museum, on Grand Avenue in downtown Los Angeles, opens Sunday. Admission is free. Iwan Baan/Courtesy of The Broad/Diller Scofidio + Renfro hide caption

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The Broad Museum Is A Contemporary Art Collector's Gift To Los Angeles

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After Superstorm Sandy, Saucedo used aid materials from the Red Cross to create Red Cross Blanket (Family Portrait as Water). Courtesy of Christopher Saucedo and LeMieux Gallery, New Orleans hide caption

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After Sandy, Katrina And Sept. 11, This Sculptor Finds Art In Survival

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Artist Kehinde Wiley Mixes Modern Figures With Old European Art Traditions

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Kumu (sp. Parupeneus porphyreus). The Whitesaddle Goatfish has a special place in Hawaiian culture. In ancient Hawaii, the fish were used in offerings to the gods. Courtesy of Derek Yoshinori Wada hide caption

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Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution Jackson Pollock and Lee Krasner's address book, circa 1950-1956 Jackson Pollock and Lee Krasner's address book, circa 1950-1956 Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution

Peek Inside The 'Little Black Books' Of Some Famous American Artists

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Paul Durand-Ruel, shown above in his gallery in 1910, acquired some 5,000 impressionist works — long before others were buying them. Dornac/Durand-Ruel & Cie/Courtesy of Philadelphia Museum of Art hide caption

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Durand-Ruel: The Art Dealer Who Liked Impressionists Before They Were Cool

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Rontherin Ratliff's Things that Float sculpture contains photographs he rescued from his grandmother's drowned house. Courtesy of Rontherin Ratliff hide caption

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After Katrina, New Artists Found Inspiration In A Recovering City

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Vermeer's Girl with a Pearl Earring stares back at cellphones at the Frick Collection in New York City. "The art museum used to offer objects, works of art, the finest that we have," Lewis says. "And it's gone from offering objects to offering an experience." Stan Honda/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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People Love Art Museums — But Has The Art Itself Become Irrelevant?

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Muslim Feminists Rewrite Boundaries On The Street And At Home

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Artist Yasuo Kuniyoshi, seen here in his New York studio in 1940, exhibited with Georgia O'Keeffe and Edward Hopper. But his work was quickly forgotten after his death in 1953. Alfredo Valente/Alfredo Valente papers/ Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution hide caption

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The Anxious Art Of Japanese Painter (And 'Enemy Alien') Yasuo Kuniyoshi

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