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TULSA, Okla. — Willard Stone’s wood-carving style might be described as Art Deco Cherokee, with a distinct, streamlined movement and natural themes that reflect his indigenous heritage.

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New Horizons in Road Trip Photography

by J.M. Martin on September 16, 2016

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MEMPHIS — The American tradition of road photography has typically captured a certain spirit of adventure, a search for unexpected beauty, oddity, maybe even enlightenment out there in the far corners of the country.

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Post image for The Photographer Who Shot Truman Capote’s Brooklyn

Before Truman Capote’s society girl Holly Golightly appeared in the November 1958 issue of Esquire, the author was in a heated argument with his editor over visuals.

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Post image for Mourners from Around the Globe Gather to Share Our Traditions of Grief

As a New York gravedigger once succinctly put it to me: “We all have dead.” No person is isolated from loss.

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CORNING, NY — To closely inspect the evolution of the microscope, the Corning Museum of Glass is highlighting the lens-making behind the optical tool.

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The Salvaged Belongings of a 1980s Punk Drummer

by Sheila Regan on September 14, 2016

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MINNEAPOLIS — Nostalgia for the Minneapolis music scene of the 1980s has been at somewhat of a fever pitch of late.

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Post image for How Daniel Buren’s Institutional Critique Became Institutional Chic

PARIS — Lacking any discernible content outside of context, the translucent, cheery façade of Daniel Buren’s “Observatory of Light” (2016) at the Foundation Louis Vuitton is another example of how once-radical conceptual artists have become co-opted and turned into spiffy designer-decorators.

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Gathering the Work of Guyanese Artists Far from Home

by Seph Rodney on September 14, 2016

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I visited Aljira, a Center for Contemporary Art, to see Un l Fixed Homeland less because of the ideas behind it and more because it features a group of Guyanese artists I didn’t know — artists I thought might offer diverse views of history, memory, perception, and documentation.

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To most people, fossilized candy, hairballs, and animal bones belong in the trash, but for Yuji Agematsu, such detritus deserves preservation for posterity.

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Choosing Between a Folk Artist’s Story and His Work

by Seph Rodney on September 13, 2016

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Ronald Lockett believed in magic. So said sculptor Kevin Sampson during a talk in July at the American Folk Art Museum.

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