Tuesday’s Art Notes

BY Molly Finnegan  June 28, 2011 at 1:27 PM EST

Photo by Michal Cizek/ AFP/Getty Images

Visitors of the Prague Quadrennial of Performance Design and Space 2011 paint on the walls of a Polish exposition at the Veletrzni Palace on June 24, 2011 in Prague. The event is the world’s largest performance design event. Various projects explore scenography as a discipline existing in-between the visual and the performing arts. PQ 2011 is a competion presenting art from more than 60 countries. Photo by Michal Cizek/ AFP/Getty Images

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On Monday, the Supreme Court overturned the California ban on violent video games for minors, via NPR.

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The Supreme Court won’t hear a case on a state statute of limitations on Nazi art looting, involving the Norton Smith Museum in Pasadena, Ca. and the daughter of a prominent Jewish art dealer, via the Los Angeles Times.

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In Rome, artists and stage workers have moved into a revered state theater in protest of its potential privatization, via The New York Times.

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The Chinese government has ordered Ai Weiwei to pay almost $2 million in taxes, via The Wall Street Journal.

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A Maine couple donates the walls of their house to a local museum as rare examples of early American folk art murals, via The Boston Globe.

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A Washington genealogist has discovered that Kate Middleton is a distant relative of the British novelist Jane Austen, via The Washington Post