Friday’s Art Notes

BY Quinn Bowman  August 5, 2011 at 1:42 PM EST

Photo by Majid Saeedi/Getty Images

An Afghan woman touches an ancient sculpture on display in the Kabul Museum. Photo by Majid Saeedi/Getty Images.

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A statue of a pharaoh weighing more than nine tons will arrive at New York’s Met via ship from Germany in the next 10 days. The statue of Amenemhat II from the Egyptian Museum in Berlin will be on view for the next 10 years in the museum’s Great Hall while the German museum undergoes renovations, via the New York Times.

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The Artists’ Rights Society, the main copyright and licensing collecting agency in the United States, is pushing for legislation of droit de suite, or artists’ resale rights, via the Art Newpaper. Droit de suite is the legal right for artists and their immediate descendants to receive royalties from secondary-market sales of their art.

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Annette Charles, the actress best known for playing Cha Cha DiGrigorio in the 1978 movie “Grease,” has died at the age of 63, via the Washington Post.

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The Lollapalooza music festival gets underway in Chicago this weekend, and YouTube will stream live video of performances of dozens of bands, via the Wall Street Journal.

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More than 150 cultural institutions and museums are offering free admission to Bank of America cardholders. The “Museums on Us” program continues on the first weekends of the month through December, via USA Today.

For list of participating institutions, visit: museums.bankofamerica.com