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French woman conductor for the Paris Trolley Company, 1917 Excelsior – L'Equipe/Roger – Violett/National WWI Museum and Memorial hide caption

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Riva Lehrer's 2010 charcoal mixed-media collage portrait of Alison Bechdel, author of the Dykes to Watch Out For comic strip and the memoirs Fun Home and Are You My Mother? National Portrait Gallery/Disability Futures Fund hide caption

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20 Artists In Inaugural Class Of Disability Futures Fellows Receive $50,000 Grants

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Graciela Iturbide, The Artistic Soul Of Mexico

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Models walk the runway during the Chanel Womenswear Spring/Summer 2021 show as part of Paris Fashion Week on Oct. 06, 2020. Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images hide caption

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Hundreds of people gather at the Robert E. Lee monument in Richmond, Va., in July. The Mellon Foundation says it will spend $250 million over five years to re-imagine commemorative spaces in the U.S. Eze Amos/Getty Images hide caption

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Get Well Soon! is an online artwork of more than 200,000 comments from the GoFundMe website. Visit the Get Well Soon! site. Sam Lavigne and Tega Brain hide caption

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Artists Turn GoFundMe Comments Into A 'Get Well Soon!' Card For A Sick System

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Debbie Millman: Why Does Design Matter?

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(Left) During the coronavirus pandemic, cleaning has become more intense and important. Gloves used for cleaning photographer Celeste Alonso's house in Buenos Aires, Argentina. (Right) Plants on Alonso's balcony. Celeste Alonso hide caption

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Manuel Mathieu named his 2017 painting of his grandmother Self-portrait because of the role she played in making him who he is. It was purchased by the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts in 2018. Montreal Museum of Fine Arts hide caption

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'Can I Make Sure That I'm Not The Only One?' Artist Helps Museum Diversify Collection

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Graciela Iturbide's Mujer Ángel (Angel Woman), from 1979, was taken in the Sonoran Desert. Graciela Iturbide/Museum of Women in the Arts hide caption

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Graciela Iturbide, The Artistic Soul Of Mexico

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A house designed by Paul R. Williams in La Cañada Flintridge, Calif. The first licensed Black architect west of the Mississippi, Williams was known for using curves to create a sense of intimacy, even in grand spaces. Janna Ireland hide caption

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'Regarding Paul R. Williams' Honors Legacy Of LA's Barrier-Breaking Black Architect

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The Dwight D. Eisenhower Memorial in Washington, D.C., will be dedicated on Thursday. A stainless steel, woven "tapestry" made by artist Tomas Osinski stands behind the statues and depicts the cliffs at Normandy. Memorial design by Gehry Partners, sculpture by Sergey Eylanbekov and inscriptions by Nick Benson. Alan Karchmer/Eisenhower Memorial Commission hide caption

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For 'Ike,' A Monument Unlike Any Other: Eisenhower Memorial Is Dedicated In D.C.

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Architects say making the office more like the outdoors — with filtered air and good ventilation — will be a priority post-pandemic. This living wall in the Danielle N. Ripich Commons at the University of New England in Biddeford, Maine, is one such approach. Gregory Rec/Portland Press Herald via Getty Images hide caption

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Freeman Vines and his guitars in 2015. Timothy Duffy hide caption

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Hanging Tree Guitars: The Wood's 'Not Good, Not Bad, Not Ugly — Just Strange'

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