Monday’s Art Notes

BY Molly Finnegan  November 8, 2010 at 9:44 AM EST

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Columns and arches of the Sagrada Familia, designed by iconic Barcelona architect Antoni Gaudi, are seen during a solemn mass celebrated by the Pope Benedict XVI and consecrating the famous temple in a basilica on November 7, 2010 during the Pontiff’s two-day visit in Spain. Photo by Christophe Simon/ AFP/ Getty Images

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Poland is now the home of the world’s tallest statue of Jesus, via CNN.

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Artist Ai Weiwei writes an open letter to British Prime Minister David Cameron about human rights violations in China, via The Guardian.

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Harvard is making its collection of portraits reflect more diversity at the school, via The Boston Globe.

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A group of musicologists from Oxford spent months trying to replicate instruments depicted in a 16th-century painting by Hieronymus Bosch, but were disappointed by how badly the instruments sound, via The Guardian.