Friday’s Art Notes

BY Molly Finnegan  January 7, 2011 at 10:18 AM EST

Attendees watch as the Robovie KT-X PC robot bust some dance moves at the 2011 International Consumer Electronics Show January 6, 2011 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Attendees watch as the Robovie KT-X PC robot bust some dance moves at the 2011 International Consumer Electronics Show January 6, 2011 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Robovie, by Vstone Co. Ltd of Japan, can be controlled with either a PC or handheld motor controller. CES, the world’s largest annual consumer technology tradeshow, officially runs from January 6-9. Photo by Robyn Beck/ AFP/ Getty Images

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San Francisco will loan the Asian Art Museum $99 million to keep it from closing, via the San Francisco Examiner.

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Eli Broad shows off the plans for his new Los Angeles art center, via the Associated Press.

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Responding to the removal of David Wojnarowicz’s “A Fire in My Belly” from an exhibit at the National Portrait Gallery, two protestors will set up a trailer with the video outside the museum until the exhibit closes in February, via DCist

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A florida deep-sea treasure hunting company is using some of the diplomatic Wikileaks correspondence in a legal case against the government of Spain over who owns $500 million in gold and silver retrieved from a shipwreck off Portugal, via The New York Times.

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The State Department is funding a program to bring Iraqi museum workers to George Washington University for a special 5-month professional development program, via The Wall Street Journal.

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A theater production in Glasgow must remove the Red Cross logo off of an actor’s nurse costume, or face prosecution under the Geneva Convention, via BBC.

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Marion True, the former Getty antiquities curator who was charged in Italy over questionable museum acquisitions, speaks out for the first time since her trial was dismissed, via The Art Newspaper.

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Museums with fine art seek to upgrade their fine food, via artnet.