Friday’s Art Notes
Glass maker and blower Will Shakspeare makes glass baubles in his workshop at Shakspeare Glass and Gallery on December 10, 2010 in Taunton, England. The traditional glass maker based in Somerset is currently hand making over 100 glass baubles a day to deal with the Christmas demand. Photo by Matt Cardy/ Getty Images
Outgoing Florida Gov. Charlie Crist requested and was granted a posthumous pardon for rock star Jim Morrison, who in 1969 was arrested for indecent exposure and sentenced to prison for six months, but died in 1971 while the case was being appealed, via The Washington Post.
Terry Gross talked to former Doors band member Ray Manzarek in 1998 about what really happened at the 1969 concert, via Fresh Air.
Bob Dylan’s handwritten lyrics for “The Times They Are A-Changin’” sold at auction for more than $422,000, via The New York Times.
A group of aboriginal women in Australia are opposing an expansion of a sand mine that would potentially destroy sacred rock paintings, but in their legal petition, they say no man must be allowed to view the spiritual site or even read their detailed report on the matter, via The Sydney Morning Herald.
A German art historian frets about art conservation 21st century style — how to keep digital art from degrading, via Monsters & Critics.