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The Embrace, the new memorial sculpture in Boston made in tribute to Martin Luther King Jr. and Coretta Scott King, was unveiled on Friday. Lane Turner/Boston Globe via Getty Images hide caption

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Don't 'get' art? You might be looking at it wrong

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Gabriella Torres-Ferrer, Untitled (Valora tu mentira americana) (detail), 2018. Hurricane-ravaged wooden electric post with statehood propaganda. Private collection; courtesy of the artist and Embajada, San Juan. Whitney Museum of American Art hide caption

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When people are less important than beaches: Puerto Rican artists at the Whitney

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A view of a section of Michael Heizer's City Ben Blackwell/Triple Aught Foundation hide caption

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Immerse yourself in this colossal desert 'City' — but leave the selfie stick at home

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Jonah Kinigstein, 99, has been making art since he was a teenager. Some of his work satirizes modern artists such as Andy Warhol and Jackson Pollock, visible in the painting behind him. Matthew Schuerman/NPR hide caption

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This artist stayed figurative when art went abstract — he's finally recognized, at 99

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The Seven Sorrows of the Virgin, from Prayer Book of Cardinal Albrecht of Brandenburg, about 1525-1530, Simon Bening. Tempera colors, gold paint, and gold leaf on parchment. Getty Museum hide caption

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'Visualizing the Virgin' shows Mary in the Middle Ages

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Restorer Elizabeth Wicks works on the Allegory of Inclination, a 1616 work by Artemisia Gentileschi, in the Casa Buonarroti Museum, in Florence, Italy, on Wednesday. Andrew Medichini/AP hide caption

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Maya Lin, in 1988, examining inverted water table being fabricated for the Civil Rights Memorial she designed to be installed in Montgomery, Alabama. Adam Stoltman hide caption

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Maya Lin doesn't like the spotlight — but the Smithsonian is shining a light on her

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Building a library of unread manuscripts, locked away until 2114

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Left, Madame Moitessier, 1856 Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres, oil on canvas, The National Gallery, London and right, Woman with a Book, 1932, Pablo Picasso, oil on canvas, The Norton Simon Foundation, Estate of Pablo Picasso / Artists Rights Society(ARS), New York The National Gallery, London / The Norton Simon Foundation, Estate of Pablo Picasso / Artists Rights Society(ARS), New York hide caption

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Phoebe Plummer, pictured at a demonstration in London's Piccadilly Circus in early October, spoke to Morning Edition about the tactics Just Stop Oil is using to draw attention to the urgency of climate change. Isabel Infantes/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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The activist who threw soup on a van Gogh says it's the planet that's being destroyed

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Just Stop Oil activists glue their hands to the wall after throwing soup at Vincent van Gogh's "Sunflowers" at the National Gallery in London earlier this month. Museums and famous artworks have long been the site of public protests. Just Stop Oil/Reuters hide caption

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A handout photo issued by the group Just Stop Oil shows two protesters who threw soup at Vincent Van Gogh's famous 1888 work Sunflowers at the National Gallery in London on Friday. Just Stop Oil/Just Stop Oil via AP hide caption

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A painting of multicolored dots by artist Damien Hirst burns at the Newport Street Gallery in London on Tuesday as part of his project "The Currency." For it, he released a collection of 10,000 NFTs, each one corresponding to a physical artwork. Buyers could either keep the non-fungible token, in which case the painting would be burned, or keep the painting, in which case they would lose the NFT. Isabel Infantes/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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The petition calling for the return of the ancient Egyptian works states, "The presence of these artefacts in the British Museum to this day supports past colonial endeavors of cultural violence and deprives Egypt as the country of origin of not only the physical return of these objects, but also of their important role as Egyptian cultural heritage that spans a millennia of rich history." Dan Kitwood/Getty Images hide caption

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A participant sings karaoke inside "TNT Traysikel," a mobile artwork by Paolo Asuncion and Michael Arcega, two students of Carlos Villa. The piece is part of the Villa retrospective at the Asian Art Museum in San Francisco. Chloe Veltman/NPR/Chloe Veltman/NPR hide caption

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How one Filipino American artist influenced the work of a generation of others

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Robert Adams, Pikes Peak, Colorado Springs, 1969 gelatin silver print image: 14 x 14.9 cm (5 1/2 x 5 7/8 in.) Private collection, San Francisco. © Robert Adams, Courtesy Fraenkel Gallery, San Francisc hide caption

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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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