Friday’s Art Notes

BY Molly Finnegan  April 15, 2011 at 7:52 AM EDT

The Turner Contemporary Gallery in Margate, England opens to the public tomorrow. Photo by Peter Macdiarmid/ Getty Images

The Turner Contemporary gallery in Margate, England opens to the public tomorrow. It was designed by British architect David Chipperfield and takes its inspiration from Britain’s best-known painter JMW Turner, who was a regular visitor to the Kent seaside town of Margate throughout his life. The new gallery is situated on the sea front on the site of a guesthouse frequented by the artist and works by Turner will be permanently on show in the gallery. Photo by Peter Macdiarmid/ Getty Images

A depressed seaside town in England seeks an economic and cultural boost by opening a new contemporary museum, via BBC.

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Following the lead of Creative Time, art organizations around the world are planning a peaceful protest for imprisoned artist Ai Weiwei in a kind of spinoff of one of his works of art, via The New York Times’ ArtsBeat.

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Long-running soap operas “All My Children” and “One Life to Live” have been cancelled, via the Los Angeles Times. Actor Laurence Fishburne appeared in “One Life to Live” in the early 1970s.

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Ahead of the opening of a major show on the art of graffiti at MOCA in Los Angeles this weekend, graffiti outside the museum has risen, according to police, via the Los Angeles Times.

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Police in Spain recovered works by master artists Goya and El Greco, which were stolen 14 years ago, via The Associated Press.

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“Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark” closes this weekend in order to revise large portions of the play before opening again in mid-May, via New York Magazine.