Wednesday’s Art Notes

BY Molly Finnegan  August 11, 2010 at 10:47 AM EDT

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A picture taken on August 10, 2010 shows a Breton saint sculpture at the Valley of the Saints in Carnoet in western France. The committee in charge of the project is planning on installing hundreds of sculptures of Breton saints, legendary figures native to Great Britain who evangelized Brittany during the 5th century. Photo by Fred Tanneau/ AFP/ Getty Images

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A proposed New York state bill that would make museum deaccessioning illegal seems to have lost its support, via ARTINFO.

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StoryCorps, the audio oral history project that airs weekly on NPR, will now air occasionally on PBS’s POV documentary show as animated short films, via Arts Beat.

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Netflix has made a deal with more distributors to add more films to its “Watch Instantly” service for the pricetag of $1 billion, via the San Francisco Chronicle.

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NPR aired an appreciation for the ways in which employing symbolic thought (like choosing the clothes we wear) makes us uniquely human.

The Associated Press explored the semiotics of the White House as the backdrop for historical events.