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Laura Weiss created the "Light of Appreciation" to honor her fellow nurses who helped inoculate 82% of the population in Boulder, Colo. Laura Weiss/Courtesy of Laura Weiss hide caption

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This Kid Just Put Everyone Else's Pandemic Hobby Game To Shame

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Untitled (young boy), undated, sixth-plate daguerreotype. Smithsonian American Art Museum, the L. J. West Collection of Early African American Photography, Museum purchase made possible through the Franz H. and Luisita L. Denghausen Endowment. J. P. Ball/Smithsonian American Art Museum hide caption

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Smithsonian Acquires Rare Antique Portraits By First Black Photographers

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The almost 40-foot 3D-printed pedestrian bridge designed by Joris Laarman and built by Dutch robotics company MX3D has been opened in Amsterdam six years after the project was launched. The bridge, which was fabricated from stainless steel rods by six-axis robotic arms equipped with welding gear, spans the Oudezijds Achterburgwal in Amsterdam's Red Light District. Ana Fernandez/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty hide caption

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Hung Liu, Resident Alien, 1988. Oil on canvas. Collection of the San Jose Museum of Art, gift of the Lipman Family Foundation. Smithsonian's National Portrait Gallery hide caption

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Remembering Hung Liu, A Portraitist Who Memorialized The Invisible

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The Safety Patrol, 2018. Cavigga Family Trust Fund. Photograph by Margaret Fox Bisa Butler hide caption

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Bisa Butler

Black Lives Are Celebrated In Bisa Butler's Extraordinary, Technicolor Quilts

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The Late Winfred Rembert Documented His Life With Art — And Now A Book

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Robert Longo, Untitled (Capitol), 2012-2013. Charcoal on mounted paper. Installation image by Lance Gerber for the Palm Springs Art Museum's exhibition Storm of Hope: Law & Disorder. Robert Longo/Metro Pictures, New York; Jeffrey Deitch, Los Angeles hide caption

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A man covers himself from rain with an umbrella as he walks by the Baltimore Museum of Art on April 21, 2020. An upcoming exhibit at the museum will be curated by security guards. Julio Cortez/AP hide caption

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At This Baltimore Museum, Security Guards Will Be The Ones Curating The Exhibit

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People mourn their ancestors and the deceased at a cemetery in Quanzhou during the traditional Qingming Festival, or "Tomb-sweeping Day." VCG/VCG via Getty Images hide caption

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Matthew Mazzotta: How Can We Redesign Overlooked Spaces To Better Serve The Public?

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Shari Davis presentation on the TED MainStage, as part of TED2020: Uncharted. July 02, 2020. Photo courtesy of TED. Courtesy of TED hide caption

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Shari Davis: What If You Could Decide How The Government Spends Public Funds?

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We asked NPR readers to share the items they can't live without in the pandemic. From left to right: Kenji Hall with his traditional Japanese pot, Trish Kandik with her foster dog Penelope and Lauren Morton with a takeout container of Indian food. Kenji Hall, Trish Kandik, Lauren Morton hide caption

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Kenji Hall, Trish Kandik, Lauren Morton