Monday’s Art Notes

BY Molly Finnegan  October 4, 2010 at 11:34 AM EST

A piece named 'Aimez different' by Italian artist Michelangelo Pistoletto is seen on the facade of the Hotel de Ville in Paris. Photo by Fred Dufour/ AFP/ Getty Images

A piece named ‘Aimez different’ by Italian artist Michelangelo Pistoletto is seen on the facade of the Hotel de Ville in Paris. The piece was presented during the Paris Nuit Blanche (‘White Night’) on October 2 and 3. Attracting hundreds of thousands of visitors each year, Nuit Blanche sees countless Paris galleries, museums, city halls, and even swimming pools open their doors all night to visitors with free entry. Photo by Fred Dufour/ AFP/ Getty Images

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The Detroit Symphony Orchestra goes on strike today, via the Detroit Free Press.

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USA Today recaps the 25th anniversary concert of Farm Aid, which was held over the weekend in Milwaukee and featured performances by Neil Young, Jeff Tweedy, Norah Jones, and Willie Nelson.

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After the Indianapolis Museum of Art laid off more than 50 gallery attendants in order to hire college students for those jobs in order to use federal workstudy money, the university that would have connected their students to the jobs says it put a freeze on that program to review the situation, via the Associated Press.

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Ancient cave etchings in Arizona have been the target of graffiti recently, via The Arizona Republic.

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Gerald Lesser, a Harvard psychologist who played advisor to the PBS show Sesame Street on how to make their programming both fun and smart, died late last month at age 84, via The New York Times.