Thursday’s Art Notes

BY Molly Finnegan  January 27, 2011 at 9:39 AM EDT

A work by American artist Matthew Day Jackson. Photo by Roberto Serra - Iguana Press/ Getty Images

A work by American artist Matthew Day Jackson in his exhibition at MAMbo (Modern Art Museum of Bologna) on January 26, 2011 in Bologna, Italy. Photo by Roberto Serra – Iguana Press/ Getty Images

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Google and Israel’s national Yad Veshem museum announced a new, more accessible (and searchable) Holocaust photo database, via Reuters.

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California’s Coachella music festival sold out in just six days, a record for the 12-year-old outdoor concert series, via AOL Music.

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The New York Times reports on how new urban development in Beirut that threatens to replace some of the city’s oldest buildings.

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The Los Angeles Times reports on the Monday release of the National Arts Index from Americans for the Arts, which considers a range of national data for audience attendance, arts spending and philanthropic donations to calculate how healthy our national arts are.

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The Jersey City Museum, which has a collection of over 20,000 art works, has closed due to government budget cuts, via WNYC.

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German film producer Bernd Eichinger, whose credits include The NeverEnding Story, In the Name of the Rose and The Baader Meinhof Complex, died in Los Angeles at the age of 61, via The New York Times.