Monday’s Art Notes

BY Molly Finnegan  December 13, 2010 at 11:08 AM EST

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Visitors view paintings by Italian painter Amedeo Clemente Modigliani (b.1884 – d.1920) during the opening of an exhibition of his paintings at Prague Municipal House in Prague, Czech Republic. Photo by Viktor Chlad/ Lidove noviny/ isifa/ Getty Images

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The Art Newspaper reports on the conservation crisis at the Pompeii archaeological site in Italy.

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The Chicago Tribune offers a roundup of some of the most notable new buildings of 2010.

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NPR examines China’s crackdown on artists who have participated in political protest, including the imprisoned visual artist Wu Yuren.

Listen to an interview with the translator charged with bringing the poetry of Chinese Nobel Peace Prize winner (and imprisoned political activist) Liu Xiaobo.

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Time Magazine wonders whether Shanghai has lost its avant-garde art scene.