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Frida Kahlo, Diego and Frida 1929 – 1944, 1944, oil on masonite with original painted shell frame, private collection, courtesy Galería Arvi ? 2021 Banco de México Diego Rivera Frida Kahlo Museums Trust, Mexico, D.F./Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York hide caption

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A crowd watches people dressed in rat and flea costumes to illustrate the creatures that spread bubonic plague, which took millions of lives in India in the early 20th century. The photo was taken on Jan. 1, 1910. Hulton Deutsch/Corbis via Getty Images hide caption

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Chanell Stone photographs places like overgrown lots and green spaces at public housing projects, often including herself in the frame. Above, "In search of a certain Eden," 2019, Brooklyn. Chanell Stone hide caption

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The skyline of Washington, D.C., including the Lincoln Memorial, Washington Monument, U.S. Capitol and National Mall, as seen on June 15, 2014. Saul Loeb/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Deborah Willis, I Made Space For a Good Man, 2009, Lithograph, gift from the collection of Winston and Carolyn Lowe in honor of Brandywine founder, Allan L. Edmunds, 2019.18.35 Deborah Willis/Courtesy of the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia hide caption

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Amy Sherald, who painted the official portrait of Michelle Obama, appeared in the film Black Art: In the Absence of Light. HBO hide caption

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'Black Art' Chronicles A Pivotal Exhibition And Its Lasting Impact On Black Artists

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Visitors wear masks at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in October. The museum's director says the Met is considering selling art to pay for operating expenses. John Minchillo/AP hide caption

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The Met Considers Selling Its Art To Stave Off Financial Shortfall

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After the deaths of his father and brother in 1917 and 1918, Duncan Phillips found solace in art. His wife, Marjorie Phillips, was a painter. They opened The Phillips Collection in Washington, D.C., in 1921. They are pictured in the Main Gallery, circa 1920. The Phillips Collection hide caption

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Happy Birthday To The Phillips Collection, America's First Museum Of Modern Art

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Vanessa Leroy says attending a racial justice protest in 2014 helped her realize she wanted to be a photographer. She photographed a helicopter that day, saying, "I took it out of the context that it was originally in to make it feel you're entering into this dream space where you're about to navigate all of these memories and past experiences." Vanessa Leroy hide caption

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Artist Lucas Samaras Opens New Virtual Exhibition, 'Gestures And Constructions'

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Julia Watson: What Can We Learn From Indigenous Design Developed Over Generations?

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Purple Is The New Red: How Alert Maps Show When We Are Royally ... Hued

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Combing Hair, Syracuse, N.Y., 1986, High Museum of Art, gift of Eric Ceputis and David W. Williams, 2017 Dawoud Bey hide caption

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'An American Project': For Decades, Dawoud Bey Has Chronicled Black Life

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The Stoop Stare Down (Nia & Afiya, Two Generations in Harlem), Jan. 26, 2020, 3:30 p.m., 42 degrees Ruben Natal-San Miguel/Ruben Natal-San Miguel & Postmasters Gallery hide caption

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

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The Future Of Fashion

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David Gilkey and his mother Alyda. Layla Miller hide caption

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Alyda Gilkey On The Life And Legacy Of Her Son David, Who Put 'Pictures On The Radio'

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