"Unless I am allowed to tell the story of my life in my own way, I cannot tell it at all."Mary Seacole

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Artwork of the day

An imperial masterpiece at Washington's National Gallery of Art

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Buzz Aldrin
Buzz Aldrin on the Moon, Adler Planetarium

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A Sunday stroll

The relaxing figures seem seem to shimmer with life: they're painted using dots and short brushstrokes, a technique called Pointillism.

Music in the air

The Sunday strollers in Paris are a mixed bunch. This man has brought his trombone!

Water, water everywhere

Seurat's short brushstrokes mean that these rowers blend in with the water around them.

Making a point

Though her face is unclear up close, this little girl is staring right at you. What's she thinking?

A Sunday on La Grande Jatte, Georges Seurat, 1884-1886

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Museum spotlight

The Pinacoteca de São Paulo is a museum of the visual arts with an emphasis on Brazilian art from the 19th century until today.

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From the Dinosaur National Monument to Alcatraz Island