Tuesday’s Art Notes

BY Jason M. Breslow  May 11, 2010 at 9:28 AM EDT

Curator Laurent Le Bon delivers a speech ahead of the inaugural ceremony of the Pompidou Centre in Metz. Photo by Jean-Christophe Vergaegen/ AFP/ Getty Images

Curator Laurent Le Bon delivers a speech ahead of the inaugural ceremony of the Pompidou Centre in Metz, the new eastern branch of France’s top modern art museum. The inscription behind Le Bon reads: ‘Masterpieces?’, which is the title of the institution’s inaugural exhibition.

Originally located in Paris, the Centre Pompidou, which houses one of Europe’s top collections of modern art, decided in 2003 to built a satellite museum in Metz. Photo by Jean-Christophe Vergaegen/ AFP/ Getty Images

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Famed fantasy and comic book illustratrator Frank Frazetta has died at the age of 82, via the Los Angeles Times.

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American conservators from the Smithsonian Institute and other organizations lend their expertise to the recovery effort in Haiti, via the New York Times.

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A delivery truck crashed into the Hirshhorn Museum on Monday evening after the driver suffered a seizure, via DCist.

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Actor Sir Ian McKellen was taking a break outside during a rehearsal of ‘Waiting for Godot’ when he was mistaken for a tramp by a passerby and given a dollar, via the Telegraph.