Friday’s Art Notes

BY Molly Finnegan  May 7, 2010 at 9:32 AM EST

Dancers of the Brazilian group 'Quasar Companhia de Danca' perform on stage during a dress rehearsal for their new show 'Ceu na Boca' in the northern German city of Wolfsburg. Photo by Nigel Treblina/ AFP/ Getty Images

Dancers of the Brazilian group ‘Quasar Companhia de Danca’ perform on stage during a dress rehearsal for their new show ‘Ceu na Boca’ in the northern German city of Wolfsburg. The European premiere of the show runs through mid-June. Photo by Nigel Treblina/ AFP/ Getty Images

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The Getty Foundation will invest $630,000 in the restoration of the Ghent altarpiece and to train a new generation of specialized conservators before the world’s current experts retire, via ARTINFO.

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Conductor Gustavo Dudamel pulled a muscle during his vigorous conducting for the Los Angeles Philharmonic and had to go to the hospital during the performance, via the Los Angeles Times.

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Baghdad sees a revival in filmmaking and film-going, via the New York Times.

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Finland’s Savonlinna Opera Festival has launched a commission for a new opera, but the jobs of composer, librettist and designer are still up for grabs. The project invites creatives to submit ideas and work online, via Reuters.