Friday’s Art Notes

BY Molly Finnegan  April 16, 2010 at 9:50 AM EST

A general view at the 'Grace Kelly: Style Icon' exhibition at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, England. Photo by Gareth Cattermole/ Getty Images

A general view at the ‘Grace Kelly: Style Icon’ exhibition at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, England. The exhibition runs from April 17 till the September 26, 2010 and displays the spectacular wardrobe of Grace Kelly. Photo by Gareth Cattermole/ Getty Images

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Robust attendance at the 3-day Coachella music festival in California — the first major music festival of the season — is good news for the music industry, via the Los Angeles Times. For more about the line-up this year, check out curated guides from Wired and the Atlantic.

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Spend Saturday in quiet, leisurely appreciation at your local art museum for Slow Art Day, when museums around the world will encourage you to carefully inspect 5-10 pre-determined pieces of art and then discuss them with a group.

Or you could commune with other vinylphiles in celebration of national Record Store Day, a holiday created last year to encourage patronage at your neighborhood record shop. Lots of bands have produced new or special releases to mark the day (click to download a .pdf list).

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Meanwhile, every day in April is a day to celebrate at Diesel bookshops in California, which is posting a poetry video-a-day for National Poetry Month.

Here’s the poem from April 12, Sylvia Plath’s “Soliloquy of the Solipsist”:

What have you or your favorite bookstore/library/school been doing to celebrate National Poetry Month? Leave us a comment!