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Breaking The Mold: Artist's Modern Miniatures Remix Islamic Art

As an art student, Shahzia Sikander used her region's miniature painting tradition to tell the story of a modern Pakistani woman. Now her work has moved beyond the page into animation and video.
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Art Beat With Lauren Landau, Sept. 28, 2015

You can see a concert featuring two expert musicians, or see an exhibit featuring artwork by an origami master.

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No Vanity Project: At Art Center, Baryshnikov Tells Artists, 'You're The Boss'

You'd think the sign in front of dancer Mikhail Baryshnikov's arts center would have his name in lights — but actually, you can barely see it. He says what happens inside is way more important.
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Art Beat With Lauren Landau, Sept. 23, 2015

A play explores the relationships that shaped a resilient, yet stubborn, woman, and a sculptor molds his own “people” in a solo exhibit of unfired clay figures.

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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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