Friday’s Art Notes

BY Molly Finnegan  November 12, 2010 at 12:39 PM EDT

You can watch Tina Fey receive the 2010 Mark Twain Humor Prize on Sunday at 9pm ET on PBS.

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A preview of the new Art of the Americas wing at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston opens for members over the weekend. The New York Times follows the money that made the addition possible. The Boston Globe will publish a special glossy color magazine on Sunday devoted to the new wing, but has some dispatches now online, including a slide show of 10 artworks to see in the new space.

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Italian museums are on strike today in reaction to vast spending cuts made by President Berlusconi, via ARTINFO.

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Art tourists making the trek underground to find the recently divulged secret subway art show are being met by the police, via The New York Times’ ArtsBeat.

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A West Virginia sculptor commissioned to create a memorial for female veterans faced opposition from actual female veterans over how feminine they wanted the statue to be, via The Herald-Dispatch.