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The final restoration project by the nonprofit Advancing Women Artists group features works by Violante Ferroni, an 18th century prodigy about whom little is known today. Francesco Cacchiani/AWA hide caption

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'Where Are The Women?': Uncovering The Lost Works Of Female Renaissance Artists

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Here's How Tech Experts Recommend Organizing Your Photos

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French designer Pierre Cardin has died at age 98. Here, the member of the Académie des Beaux-Arts is seen in 2016, at the end of a fashion show marking 70 years of his creations at the Institut de France in Paris. Chesnot/Getty Images hide caption

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Pierre Cardin, French Fashion Designer, Dies At 98

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The Lost and Found outdoor art exhibit asks residents to consider the question: What have you lost, and what have you found in 2020? Sarah Silbiger for NPR hide caption

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It Used To Be Just A Fence. It Became A Tribute To Things Lost And Found In 2020

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DIY During Quarantine. What Could Go Wrong? Plenty

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The FBI building in downtown Washington, D.C. — Utah Sen. Mike Lee describes it as looking like "an abandoned set from The Hunger Games." ERIC BARADAT/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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'Ugly,' 'Discordant': New Executive Order Takes Aim At Modern Architecture

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A scene from Priya's Mask, a new comic book and animated film that tackles the challenges around the pandemic. It's the latest installment of the Indian superhero series Priya. Syd Fini, Hamid Bahrami and Neda Kazemifar hide caption

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Syd Fini, Hamid Bahrami and Neda Kazemifar

Frits Thaulow, Cottages in the Snow, 1891 Bequest of David P. Kimball in memory of his wife, Clara Bertram Kimball/Museum of Fine Arts, Boston hide caption

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Bequest of David P. Kimball in memory of his wife, Clara Bertram Kimball/Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

"Dumpster Fire 2020," a greeting card from McBitterson's, is one of the several blunt seasonal options offered by Chandra Greer's stationery shop. Courtesy of Greer Chicago hide caption

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OH OH OH! Joyful Holiday Cards That Don't Shy Away From A Tough Year

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Republican Sen. Mike Lee, seen at a 2015 event, said the Smithsonian doesn't need "an array of segregated, separate-but-equal museums for hyphenated identity groups." Paul Morigi/WireImage/Getty Images hide caption

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Bob Gruen calls this 1970 photograph of Tina Turner "one of the best pictures I've ever taken." Bob Gruen/Bob Gruen Studios hide caption

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Cameras, Chaos And Cognac: How Bob Gruen Photographed The Spirit Of Rock 'N' Roll

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Children climb a tree on the grounds of a school in La Rivera Hernandez, a neighborhood in San Pedro Sula, Honduras, that is notorious for high levels of violence in a city that has some of the highest homicide rates in the world. Danielle Villasana hide caption

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José Clemente Orozco, Rear Guard, 1929, lithograph. Collection of the McNay Art Museum, Museum purchase with funds from the Cullen Foundation, the Friends of the McNay, Charles Butt, Margaret Pace Willson, and Jane and Arthur Stieren José Clemente Orozco / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / SOMAAP, Mexico hide caption

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Joe Bryant, a 12-year-old superfan of German pro soccer, visted Weser Stadium in Bremen a year ago to show off his recreation of Werder Bremen's home field. Phil Bryant hide caption

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Lego Wunderkind Wows With His Intricate Models Of German Soccer Stadiums

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Sheepless In Seattle

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Kotchakorn Voraakhom: How Can We Better Design Cities To Fight Floods?

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