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'Old In Art School': An MFA Inspires A Memoir Of Age

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The Toronto Police Service released this image of the Banksy print Trolley Hunters, apparently stolen from an exhibit Sunday. Banksy/Toronto Police Service hide caption

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Kaustav Day on the TED stage. Richard Hadley/TED hide caption

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Kaustav Dey: How Can Fashion Shape Identity?

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Claudia "CLAW" Gold's trademark cartoon paw decorates a wall at "Beyond the Streets," an L.A. exhibition that celebrates street art. Beau Roulette/Courtesy of Beyond The Streets hide caption

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Alberto Giacometti didn't sculpt heroes on horseback; he depicted everyday humans — and animals — struggling to get through the day. Above, his 1951 bronze sculpture Dog (Le chien). Cathy Carver/Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden/Smithsonian hide caption

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Giacometti's Sculptures Bare The Scars Of Our Daily Struggles

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Handbags — which are not examples of the "Sam" mentioned below — hang on display in the window of a Kate Spade & Co. store in Corte Madera, California, U.S., on Friday, Feb. 27, 2015. David Paul Morris / Bloomberg via Getty Images hide caption

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Gerlin Santos cuts Lisney Santiago's hair at Laura Om Studio in San Juan, Puerto Rico, on Saturday. Santos left her curls natural four years ago, and is the only one in her family who quit straightening her hair. For Santiago, 21, leaving her curls flow has given confidence. "It even gives me more security in myself, it makes me unique. I like it," Santiago says. Erika P. Rodriguez for NPR hide caption

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After Hurricane Maria, Puerto Rican Women Embrace Their Natural, Curly Hair

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In a secret room located in Florence's church of San Lorenzo the walls are covered in drawings believed to be the work of Michelangelo and his disciples. Claudio Giovannini/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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This Room Is Thought To Have Been Michelangelo's Secret Hideaway And Drawing Board

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The Golden Knights' mascot takes up his sword before Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final on Monday. Vegas would go on to win that game against the Washington Capitals — but not before the mascot fought a sweat-drenched duel with a sad-sack stand-in for the Caps. Bruce Bennett/Getty Images hide caption

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Behind That Bonkers Golden Knights Pregame Show: 'We Threw Everything On The Wall'

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Talley — seen here in a still from the movie — says his love of fashion comes from his love of his grandmother and her fine church wardrobe. Courtesy of Magnolia Pictures hide caption

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'The Gospel According to André': Look Fabulous, And Know Your History

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Mark Seliger says a sense of humor is what differentiates his portraits. Above, comedian Jerry Seinfeld as the Tin Man from The Wizard of Oz. Mark Seliger hide caption

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'Get Something That No One Else Has Gotten', Says Photographer Mark Seliger

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One of Andy Warhol's Oxidation Paintings, sold earlier this week by the Baltimore Museum of Art. Mito Hood/Photography BMA hide caption

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Baltimore Museum Says Goodbye Warhol, Hello Younger, More Diverse Collection

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Past Times by Kerry James Marshall at Sotheby's. It sold for $21.1 million, a record auction price for a living African American artist, this week. Hector Retamal/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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The Mother of Modern Medicine by Kadir Nelson, oil on linen, 2017. Collection of the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery and National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift from Kadir Nelson and the JKBN Group LLC. hide caption

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Henrietta Lacks' Lasting Impact Detailed In New Portrait

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Bride Lindsey Morgan tries on a popular style on an episode of TLC's Say Yes to the Dress Atlanta. Host Monte Durham stands second from right. Dewey Ortiz/TLC hide caption

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Brides Everywhere Are Saying Yes To The Low-Cut Dress

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