Tuesday’s Art Notes

BY Molly Finnegan  May 18, 2010 at 10:09 AM EDT

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Dachshunds are seen during a performance and art installation titled ‘Dachshund U.N.’ at the Melbourne Museum in Melbourne, Australia. The installation by Perth artist Bennett Miller is part of the New Wave Festival and sees 47 dachshunds representing national delegates taking part in a meeting of the United Nations’ Commission on Human Rights. Photo by Lucas Dawson/Getty Images

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Greek authorities arrested two farmers who tried to sell two statues from the 6th century, via the Associated Press.

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The Metropolitan Opera will run a reduced summer season again this year, thanks to budget constraints, via the New York Times.

Michael Kaiser, blogging for the Huffington Post, addresses how the economic stress (and ensuing psychological stress) of the last few years has led many arts administrators to make career changes.

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Musician Elvis Costello canceled two concert dates in Israel, citing concern for the treatment of Palestinians, via AFP.

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Bloomberg has a dispatch from Oberammergau, the German village that has performed an elaborate play based on the passion of Christ once every decade since the early 17th century.

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Jazz pianist Hank Jones died Sunday at the age of 91, via Los Angeles Times.