Wednesday’s Art Notes

BY Quinn Bowman  June 30, 2010 at 10:51 AM EDT

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An enlarged copy of Medusa from the 1981 film ‘Clash Of The Titans’ created by Ray Harryhausen is displayed at The Myths And Legends Exhibition at the London Film Museum. Harryhausen is considered the father of modern day special effects. In total, the artist made sixteen landmark fantasy films, including ‘Jason And The Argonauts’ (1963), ‘One Million Years BC’ (1966), and his last feature ‘Clash Of the Titans’ (1981). Photo by Peter Macdiarmid/ Getty Images

Here’s the original Medusa scene from ‘Clash of the Titans’:

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In Barcelona, conservationists are trying to fight the construction of a new high-speed train rail, which would run next to Antoni Gaudi’s incomplete cathedral La Sagrada Familia, via ARTINFO.

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Rudolph Leopold, an Austrian art collector and museum director who took heat for the questionable origin of some of his works, has died at age 85, via the New York Times.

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The Museum of Modern Art saw record attendance numbers last year, via the Wall Street Journal.

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Bjork and the band Dirty Projectors teamed up for a new musical collaboration about whales, with proceeds going to the National Geographic Society Ocean Initiative: