Tuesday’s Art Notes

BY Molly Finnegan  August 10, 2010 at 10:02 AM EDT

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A general view from the stage of the Arena during an interval at the performance of ‘Aida’, on August 8, 2010 in Verona, Italy. The city of Verona is hosting the 88th Annual Opera Festival and will feature five productions directed and designed by Maestro Franco Zeffirelli. Photo by Marco Secchi/ Getty Images

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New York’s American Folk Museum is facing debt, big bills and an uncertain future, via ARTINFO.

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Chinese artist Ai Weiwei says he was attacked by plainclothes police when he tried to report a previous assault, via The Guardian.

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A film director is planning an unofficial sequel to Sacha Baron Cohen’s film “Borat” in order to fight the comedian’s unflattering satirical depiction of Kazakhstan, via AFP.

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The Washington National Opera is discussing the possibility of merging with the Kennedy Center, but will lose the money from its biggest donor to the Metropolitan Opera if it does, via The Washington Post.