Tuesday’s Art Notes

BY Lea Winerman  April 20, 2010 at 10:48 AM EST

Alexandra Vanik, age 6, prepares for the auditions for 5 and 6 year-olds for the School of American Ballet (SAB) at Lincoln Center in New York. Photo by Timothy A. Clary/ AFP/ Getty Images

Alexandra Vanik, age 6, prepares for the auditions for 5 and 6 year-olds for the School of American Ballet at Lincoln Center in New York. The School of American Ballet, established in 1934 by George Balanchine and Lincoln Kirstein, is the premier ballet academy in the United States. Photo by Timothy A. Clary/ AFP/ Getty Images

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Today in New York, an international task force meets to discuss the fate of the Bibliography of the History of Art, a major database resource for art history scholars, via the Los Angeles Times. Despite losing its funding from its sole supporter, the Getty Research Institute, the online resource was opened to the public for free on April 1.

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A professor and art conservator from Indiana teamed up start their own Wikipedia database devoted to the documentation of public art projects, via the Chronicle of Higher Education.

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Construction of a mansion that would block the famous seaside view from painter Edward Hopper’s studio has been halted for now, via the Boston Globe.

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Guru, the MC for the jazz-influenced hip-hop duo Gang Starr, died on Monday at age 43 after a battle with cancer, via Spin Magazine.