Friday’s Art Notes

BY Molly Finnegan  March 4, 2011 at 10:40 AM EST

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An attendee walks past the sculpture ‘Please’ by Jeppe Hein during the Armory Show 2011, one of the world’s top art events, at Piers 92 and 94 in New York. The show runs until March 6th. Photo by Timothy A. Clary/ AFP/ Getty Images

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Egyptian culture minister Zahi Hawass says he is resigning, via The New York Times.

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A new federal budget measure introduced on Thursday would cut about $40 million in funding for arts education programs, including for VSA, via the Los Angeles Times.

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The Indianapolis Museum of Art acknowledges its home city’s reputation as a sports town by integrating Olympic gymnasts into a series of contemporary sculptures bound for the Venice Biennial, via The Indianapolis Star.

Jeffrey Brown visited the Indianapolis Museum of Art in 2010.

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Long believed destroyed in a fire in 1964, a famous translation of The Aeneid made by C.S. Lewis has been recovered and will be published, via The Independent.

    The French street artist dubbed JR announced a global project to plaster giant poster-sized images of ordinary citizens all over the world, as part of a prize he was awarded from TED, which grants funding and support behind a wished-for project, via The New York Times’ ArtsBeat.