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The pandemic was a major blow to the museum's budget. But this historic gift will allow it to expand its collection of modern and contemporary art. Spencer Platt/Getty Images hide caption

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Priceless Roman mosaic was found in a New York City apartment

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Virgil Abloh was the artistic director for Louis Vuitton menswear and the founder of the label Off-White. He died on Sunday after a private battle with cancer. He was 41. Craig Barritt/Getty Images for Qatar Museums hide caption

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Alaskan museum uncovers unique art from the indigenous Tlingit tribe

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Nyayua Thang, 62, left, stands waist-deep in the floodwaters in front of an abandoned primary school in South Sudan. Members of her village, displaced by extreme flooding as a result of heavy rainfall, are using the building as a refuge. Only small mud dikes at the entrance of the door are keeping the water out. (November 2020) Peter Caton for Action Against Hunger hide caption

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Photographer and director Gordon Parks captured the Black experience

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Frida Kahlo self-portrait breaks records by selling for $34.9 million

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Mexican painter Frida Kahlo's "Diego y yo" set a new auction record for art by a Latin American artist, selling for $34.9 million at Sotheby's on Tuesday night. Tolga Akmen/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Encore: Dapper Dan, telling stories in leather, fur and logos

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In 2015, Keyla "Nunny" Reece, felt a lump in her breast, got it checked out and was told it was a benign cyst. A new lump was discovered under her armpit. At the age of 39, on June 7, 2017, doctors diagnosed her with stage 4 metastatic breast cancer, and by that point the cancer spread to her ribs, lungs, spine, and pelvis. Angelica Edwards hide caption

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Amir Nizar Zuabi: How one puppet's 5,000 mile journey delivers a message of hope

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A 1951 oil painting by Gertrude Abercrombie entitled Search for Rest. Collection of Sandra and Bram Dijkstra. Courtesy of Sandra and Bram Dijk hide caption

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A midcentury 'jazz witch' artist finds a fandom in the future

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Julie Green's The Last Supper is currently on view at the Bellevue Arts Museum in Bellevue, Wash. There are 800 plates in the exhibit. Emilie Smith, Bellevue Arts Museum hide caption

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