Tuesday’s Art Notes

BY Quinn Bowman  May 4, 2010 at 10:36 AM EDT

An art installation 'climbs' on the front of Stockholm's cultural center as part of a new art show. Photo by Oliver Morin/ AFP/ Getty Images

An art installation ‘climbs’ on the front of Stockholm’s cultural center as part of a new art show. Photo by Oliver Morin/ AFP/ Getty Images

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Finalists have been announced for the Turner Prize, Britain’s big art award, via The Art Newspaper.

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London’s Tate Modern marks its 10th birthday, via the Guardian.

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Visitors to Washington will no longer get to walk through the front doors of the Supreme Court to enter the building, according to a decision announced on Monday. An essay in the Washington Post argues it’s a bad idea, both architecturally and symbolically.

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The New York Times profiles a new project by Richard Meier as a way of looking at a movement amongst architects to design, not just for a moneyed clientele, but for regular people.

In 2008, Art Beat talked to Bryan Bell, an architect who runs Design Corps, which is a non-profit organization devoted to practical, useful design for populations whose lives are greatly benefitted by architecture.

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Tony Award nominations were announced Tuesday, led by two new works, “Fela!” and “Red.”

In November, Jeffrey Brown talked to Bill T. Jones, choreographer of ‘Fela: the Musical,’ which is about a 1970s African pop star and political activist. “Fela” led with 11 nominations.

Last month, Jeff talked to Alfred Molina, who stars as artist Mark Rothko in “Red.” The play received seven nominations, including for both actors in the piece — two-time Tony nominee Molina and Eddie Redmayne.