Thursday’s Art Notes

BY Molly Finnegan  July 28, 2011 at 1:55 PM EDT

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Abdulrazaq Al-Aboudy paints in his studio in an artist market on July 26, 2011 in Baghdad, Iraq. Iraqi painters have long held a prominent place in Iraqi society painting on commission and for sale in galleries throughout the Middle East. The market is beginning to flourish again as violence in the capital has stabilized allowing for galleries to reopen and for more money to move into the country. Photo by Spencer Platt/ Getty Images

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The Textile Museum in Washington is moving to a new home at George Washington University, via The Washington Post.

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The Metropolitan Museum of Art will keep its doors open till midnight to accomodate the crowds coming to see the blockbuster Alexander McQueen exhibit on its final weekend, via New York Magazine.

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A traveling art and dialogue project organized by Eric Fischl revises its original plan due to fundraising issues, via ARTINFO.

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The Associated Press profiles an American teenager from Oakland, Ca., who turned out to be an unexpected prodigy in Chinese opera singing.

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A publisher prepares for a much-hyped book release this fall, but isn’t releasing any details about what — or who — the book is about, via The New York Times.