Monday’s Art Notes

BY Molly Finnegan  June 28, 2010 at 10:03 AM EDT

Suited volunteers in bowler hats stand in the surf holding umbrellas aloft at sunrise at Bondi Beach in Sydney, Australia. Photo by Brendon Thorne/ Getty Images

Suited volunteers in bowler hats stand in the surf holding umbrellas aloft at sunrise at Bondi Beach in Sydney, Australia. The human installation is the latest in a series of ‘surreal human sculptures’ by artist Andrew Baines, which included businessmen reading newspapers in the surf of Manly Beach in Sydney, and the West Australian Symphony Orchestra playing in the surf at Cottesloe, Western Australia. Photo by Brendon Thorne/ Getty Images

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Painter Wu Guanzhong, one of the most important modernist artists in China, died Friday at age 90, via the Associated Press.

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The New York Times reports on an effort on Broadway to attract more African American theater-goers.

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The Root looks at how the recession has affected black dance companies.

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More than a hundred people attending a Los Angeles electronic music festival were hospitalized over the weekend, via the Associated Press.

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Who was listed in a young Alexander Calder’s address book?, via ARTINFO.

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Conductor Donald Nally tries setting the poems of Philip Levine to music, via the Philadelphia Inquirer. Watch NewsHour’s recent profile of Levine here.