Tuesday’s Art Notes

BY Molly Finnegan  March 8, 2011 at 12:01 PM EST

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Iraqis women dance in Baghdad on March 8, 2011 as they gather to mark the 100th International Women’s Day. Photo by Ali Al-Saadi/ AFP/ Getty Images

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The Supreme Court will take on a case that challenges whether the U.S. Congress can take works of intellectual property (like books and movies) out of the public domain and reassert their copyright restrictions, if the works in question were originally produced and are still copyrighted in foreign countries, via Publishers Weekly.

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The New York Times reports that producers for Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark feel that director Julie Taymor will either need to accept outside help or consider leaving the production.

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A state budget measure proposed by Gov. Sam Brownback to eliminate the Kansas Arts Commission faces opposition from the state senate leadership, via Lawrence Journal-World.

On Studio 360, Kurt Andersen talked to Republican State Sen. Roger Reitz, who is leading the fight against the cuts.

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Scientists in Boston tested whether people could tell whether or not a work of abstract art was made by professional artists or animals like elephants and monkeys, via ARTINFO.

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In Queens, a monumental and internationally recognized site for graffiti art is slated for demolition to make way for a new high-rise buildings, via WNYC.