Tuesday’s Art Notes

BY Molly Finnegan  May 25, 2010 at 9:30 AM EST

A sculpture by artist Yinka Shonibare, 'Nelson's Ship in a Bottle' is installed on the fourth plinth in Trafalgar Square in London, England. Photo by Dan Kitwood/ Getty Images

A sculpture by artist Yinka Shonibare MBE, ‘Nelson’s Ship in a Bottle’ is installed on the fourth plinth in Trafalgar Square in London, England. The piece consists of a scale replica of Vice Admiral Lord Nelson’s ship HMS Victory in a giant glass bottle and commemorates the Battle of Trafalgar. Photo by Dan Kitwood/ Getty Images

PBS’s Art 21 profiled Shonibare on their fifth season. Click here to watch a clip from that episode.

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The National Endowment for the Arts kicks off a new program next Monday that makes admission to more than 600 museums across the country free to military families across the summer, via the Washington Post.

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Musician David Byrne is suing Florida Gov. Charlie Crist for using his song ‘Road to Nowhere’ in a campaign ad without the artist’s permission, via BusinessWeek.

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The world’s largest university library — Harvard’s — has refocused its acquisition goals to buy fewer new paper journals and books each year, and to rely more on digital works and borrowing from other libraries, via the Boston Globe.

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TV action drama ‘24’, a Fox series that often reflected the geo-political headlines and concerns of the post-9/11 era, ended on Monday, via the New York Times.

NPR’s Fresh Air interviewed “24” Executive Producer Howard Gordon on Monday.