Wednesday’s Art Notes

BY Anna Shoup  July 7, 2010 at 10:31 AM EST


Costumed revelers dance during the preparation for the Arraial do Belo on July 6, 2010 in Belo Horizonte, Brazil. Photo by Alexandre Guzanshe/ FotoArena/ LatinContent/ Getty Images


A Kentucky man arrested for writing a poem threatening to assasinate President Obama pleaded guilty in court on Tuesday, via the Associated Press.

Time reports on the backlash from Indonesian artists against the defacing of a statue in Jakarta by Muslim extremists last month.


France’s culture minister urges museums to improve their security measures in response to the major heist of five paintings at a museum in Paris, via ARTINFO.


Illene Woods, the actress who lent her voice to the character Cinderella in the classic Disney animation, has died at the age of 81, via the Los Angeles Times.