Friday’s Art Notes
Artists play music with traditional instruments during a ceremony on October 1, 2010 to begin the celebrations marking the 1,000th anniversary of Hanoi. The world culture body UNESCO confirmed Hanoi’s ancient Imperial Citadel as a World Heritage site. Photo by Hoang Dinh Nam/ AFP/ Getty Images
NPR profiles a curating crusader who brings carefully commissioned art into hospitals.
A Midwest publisher creates a kid’s coloring book based on Tea Party talking points, via the Los Angeles Times.
Earlier this week, republican Sens. Tom Coburn and Jim DeMint put a hold on a bill that would make land available to build a National Women’s History Museum in Washington, D.C., via USA Today. While they cited financial concerns as their reason for the hold, also at stake is the issue of how abortion and birth control would be addressed at the museum.
Allianoi, an ancient Turkish town that was the site of a Roman spa, is likely to be destroyed by flooding caused by the construction of a new dam, despite protests from archaeologists, via The Art Newspaper.