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Es Devlin speaks at TED2019: Bigger Than Us. April 15 - 19, 2019. Bret Hartman/Bret Hartman / TED hide caption

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Es Devlin: How Do Spaces Shape Our Memories And Experiences?

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Alfredo Ramos Martínez was regarded as a Father of Mexican Modernism, but his name is not widely known in the U.S. Above is Flores Mexicanas, a painting he worked on for 15 years. Dallas Museum of Art hide caption

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The Annenberg Space for Photography closed permanently in June. In a survey of museum directors, 33% said there was either a "significant risk" of closing permanently or that they didn't know if their institutions would survive. Joe Scarnici/Getty Images for Annenberg Space for Photography hide caption

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An employee sews a miniature dress in Dior's sewing workshop in Paris on July 4. This year Dior created a miniature collection for its haute couture show and presented it as a film. Francois Guillot/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Cunningham shot this image of Paige Alms during a free surf in Maui on Jan. 12, 2018 Sachi Cunningham hide caption

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Need A Day At The Beach? Tag Along With Big Wave Photographer Sachi Cunningham

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Visitors wearing face masks wait to see the Mona Lisa at the Louvre Museum on Monday. The most visited museum in the world reopened to the public after closing in March. Chesnot/Getty Images hide caption

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Billy Smith counts rows in the knit structure of a mask to ensure that specifications for fit and sizing meet company standards. Nick Rubalcava/Bilio hide caption

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Want To Create A Better Mask? It's Harder Than It Seams

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Julian Bass went viral for his superhero video with special effects. Julian Bass/Screenshot by NPR hide caption

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A Theater Student Gets Supersized Attention After Superhero Video Goes Viral

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Boston officials have decided to remove the sculpture Emancipation Monument which has stood in Park Square since 1879. It depicts a formerly enslaved man kneeling before Abraham Lincoln. Jesse Costa/WBUR hide caption

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'Artivist' Nikkolas Smith Combines Art And Activism Into A Singular Superpower

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The name Rumors of War is from a biblical passage Matthew 24:6: "You will hear of wars and rumors of wars, but see to it that you are not alarmed. Such things must happen, but the end is still to come." Travis Fullerton/Virginia Museum of Fine Arts hide caption

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The Salvador Dalí Museum in St. Petersburg, Fla., didn't let COVID-19 stop it from showcasing its "Midnight in Paris" exhibition. Above, the Spanish surrealist painter in 1964. Terry Fincher/Daily Express/Hulton Archive/Getty Images hide caption

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