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Mon, 26 Sep 2016 14:26:00 -0400As craft brewers try to make their brews stand out in an increasingly crowded field, they're driving the expansion of a singular business: custom-made beer taps.
Sun, 25 Sep 2016 12:57:00 -0400For decades, residents in Santa Fe, N.M., have gathered to burn a massive puppet — but only after stuffing it with symbols of their woes. It's a way to release the past year's sadness and start anew.
Mon, 19 Sep 2016 17:10:00 -0400Art historian Simon Schama shares the stories behind the artworks — from the portrait that made an 18th-century actor into a star, to the one Winston Churchill's secretary threw into a bonfire.
Sun, 18 Sep 2016 06:20:00 -0400Mae Reeves was one of the first African-American business owners in Philadelphia, where she designed hats for Ella Fitzgerald, Lena Horne and Marian Anderson.
Thu, 15 Sep 2016 15:35:00 -0400Museum-goers, prepare for "unprecedented intimacy with a work of art." Starting Friday, visitors will be able to use Maurizio Cattelan's America, a gold-cast, working toilet at the New York museum.
Thu, 15 Sep 2016 13:36:00 -0400The "dark presence" of the bronze and brooding National Museum of African American History and Culture illuminates black history, and by extension, the history of America itself.
Wed, 14 Sep 2016 18:43:00 -0400NPR's Kelly McEvers talks with Tim Gunn, a fixture in the fashion world, about his article in The Washington Post in which he blasted the industry for ignoring plus-size women.
Mon, 12 Sep 2016 17:09:00 -0400As the Smithsonian prepares to open its National Museum of African American History and Culture in a couple weeks, NPR's Ari Shapiro speaks with the museum's architect, David Adjaye.
Sat, 10 Sep 2016 05:00:00 -0400Dana Walrath used her skills as an artist and medical anthropologist to chronicle her mother's final years with dementia. The process helped her see beyond the loss and embrace the moment.
Tue, 06 Sep 2016 16:30:00 -0400The celebrated street artist painted the mural in a former convent that offered low-cost housing in the '80s. Now the church that owns the building is strapped for cash and has asked tenants to leave.
Tue, 06 Sep 2016 05:02:00 -0400Sixteen years ago, a wood carver in Saranac Lake, N.Y., was inspired to build a full-sized carousel, carved and painted primarily by local artists, and featuring only local scenes and animals.
Sun, 04 Sep 2016 14:07:00 -0400Prisma turns your photos into images that look like paintings and Artisto does the same for videos. Art experts say they are tools for artistic play, but the results aren't art in the purest sense.
Sat, 03 Sep 2016 08:50:52 -0400OK, fine ... this new chair anthology might not keep you on the edge of your seat, but it does reveal some very interesting ideas about trends in design, culture and social values.
Thu, 01 Sep 2016 05:02:00 -0400Small firms are popping up in the rural Midwest that buy old barns to feed remodelers' demand for weathered wood. As more historic barns come down, is the iconic American rural landscape fading away?
Mon, 29 Aug 2016 18:05:00 -0400When Noah Davis founded the museum, he wanted to bring world-class art to a neighborhood he likened to a food desert, meaning no grocery stores or museums. Davis died a year ago Monday.