Thursday’s Art Notes

BY Molly Finnegan  March 17, 2011 at 12:13 PM EST

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A religious statue placed by local residents stands among the rubble in Kesennuma, Miyagi prefecture on March 17, 2011 after the March 11 earthquake and tsunami. Photo by Nicolas Asfouri/ AFP/ Getty Images

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A delegation from UNESCO will visit Egypt next week to evaluate the safety and status of cultural sites, via The New York Times’ ArtsBeat.

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Garrison Keillor has set a 2013 retirement date from “A Prairie Home Companion,” via Minnesota Public Radio.

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“Born This Way,” Lady Gaga’s recent song about tolerance, has been edited for airplay on Malaysian radio stations to remove references to homosexuality, via The Wall Street Journal.

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More than a hundred artists have vowed to boycott a new Abu Dhabi Guggenheim museum over working conditions for the construction workers at the site, via The New York Times.

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The Walker Art Center has purchased a trove of art works by Robert Rauschenberg, Jasper Johns, Roy Lichenstein and Andy Warhol that featured prominently in the dance repertoire of choreographer and multimedia collaborator Merce Cunningham, via the Minneapolis Star Tribune.

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NPR looks at the way Facebook has been used to air grievances in the long-running Detroit Symphony Orchestra strike.