Thursday’s Art Notes

BY Molly Finnegan  August 26, 2010 at 11:00 AM EDT

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Jane Henson, co-creator of the Muppets, participates in a ceremony at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History, on August 25, 2010 in Washington, DC. Jane Henson donated 10 of her late husband Jim Henson’s characters from ‘Sam and Friends’ to the museum including the original Kermit the Frog. Photo by Mark Wilson/ Getty Images

[After the jump, watch a classic clip from ‘Sam and Friends’]

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A film student at New York’s School of Visual Arts was charged with attempted murder yesterday for stabbing a Muslim taxi driver, via The Wall Street Journal.

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Italian officials have made 12 arrests in a major art forgery ring, via ARTINFO.

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Playboy Magazine will publish a new English translation of the once-scandalous 19th century French novel “Madame Bovary” in its September issue, via The New Yorker.

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The former London home of Jimi Hendrix, which is right next door to the former home of baroque composer George Frideric Handel, will open to the public for a short time in September, via Vanity Fair.

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Here’s Kermit from ‘Sam and Friends’ interviewing a pair of notable newsmen in 1961: