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New Contemporary Art Museum In Los Angeles Engages Kids With Audio Tours

The Broad contemporary art museum opened in Los Angeles this weekend, and NPR explores how the museum's audio tour addresses the challenge of how talk to kids about contemporary art.
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Set In Stone But Ever-Changing: Sculptures Reshaped By The Tides

It's tough to see Jason deCaires Taylor's sculptures firsthand — unless you have scuba gear. Most of them rest under the sea. His latest work is fully visible only when the tide of the Thames recedes.
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For Arab Artists With Something To Say, This Sheikh Is A Loudspeaker

Media personality and art collector Sultan Al Qassemi spends a fortune on artworks by living, Arab artists; then he shows them to as many people as possible.
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The Broad Museum Is A Contemporary Art Collector's Gift To Los Angeles

Eli and Edythe Broad have been buying works for more than 40 years. They wanted a permanent home for their art — so they've established a museum where anyone can see it for free.
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Art Beat With Lauren Landau, Sept. 17, 2015

You can see an exhibit called “Black Artists Matter” or check out two different film festivals.

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Gentrification's Latest Victim? D.C.'s Historic Murals

What happens when a street mural featuring Marvin Gaye or Frederick Douglass, two of the city's most famous African American residents, is knocked down or covered up to make room for a shiny new apartment building? We explore D.C.'s disappearing historic murals and what they reveal about the city's changing neighborhood demographics.

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After Sandy, Katrina And Sept. 11, This Sculptor Finds Art In Survival

Christopher Saucedo lost a brother in the twin towers, and two of his houses were flooded in the storms. He says he hopes his art shows people what it means to lose and how we manage to survive.
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Artist Kehinde Wiley Mixes Modern Figures With Old European Art Traditions

NPR's Audie Cornish speaks with Wiley about his latest exhibit at the Brooklyn Museum, "A New Republic." This story originally aired on May 22, 2015, on All Things Considered.
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Taking Great Photos On Vacation Or "Staycation" (Rebroadcast)

Professional photographers give us the latest on cameras, smart phones and shooting tips for great vacation photos this summer -- and every day.

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How Fishermen's Bragging Rights Gave Birth To Fine Art

In 19th century Japan, fishermen found a foolproof way to record trophy catches: a "fish rubbing" inked onto paper, creating a permanent record of their size. Gyotaku soon evolved into fine art.

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