Thursday’s Art Notes

BY Molly Finnegan  May 12, 2011 at 11:24 AM EDT

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Picture taken in front of the Eiffel tower, on May 8, 2011 at the Trocadero in Paris, of the installation by French artist Rachid Khimoune of 1000 turtle-shaped statues made in the ’90s out of helmets from different countries. The statues, exhibited here on the 66th anniversary of the Allied victory over Nazi Germany in World War II, aim at symbolizing ‘the never ending horrors of war’. Photo by Thomas Samson/ AFP/ Getty Images

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China makes an arrest in the robbery at the Forbidden Palace of jewelry boxes worth more than $1.5 million, via ARTINFO.

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Will Ferrell will be the next Mark Twain Prize for American Humor honoree in October, via The Washington Post.

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“Spider-Man” will reopen Thursday night on Broadway, after taking three weeks off to revise and rework the show, via The Associated Press.

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The Metropolitan Museum of Art will move in to the Whitney Museum’s current building when it moves out into a different location downtown in 2015, via The New York Times.

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Yale University has pledged to make images of millions of items and works of art in its collection internet accessible to everyone, via The Boston Globe.

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The New York Times reports on a bidding war last night in New York over Andy Warhol’s 1963-64 self-portrait.

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The Atlantic asks for a playlist from a new project at the Library of Congress called National Jukebox that will stream thousands of songs from the early 20th century.