Wednesday’s Art Notes

BY Molly Finnegan  July 21, 2010 at 4:53 PM EST

A customer negotiates the purchase of tickets to the Jan Baz Circus on July 20, 2010 in Islamabad, Pakistan. Photo by Daniel Berehulak/Getty Images

A customer negotiates the purchase of tickets to the Jan Baz Circus on July 20, 2010 in Islamabad, Pakistan. The Jan Baz Circus is performing as part of the Summer Festival at the Pothohari Village in Islamabad. Photo by Daniel Berehulak/Getty Images

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A judge in Israel has ruled that unpublished works of Franz Kafka should be made public, via the Guardian.

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Google is updating its image search engine so that viewers can see many more images at a time, via the Los Angeles Times.

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The longest-running Nazi-looted art case in America has been settled a week before it was to go to trial, via the Art Newspaper. In order to keep the Egon Schiele painting, a Viennese museum will pay the heirs of the art collector who had been robbed by the Nazis.

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A new report suggests that professional painters (both artists and tradespersons) have an increased risk of getting bladder cancer, via US News and World Report.

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Denise Jefferson, the dancer and director of the Ailey School in New York for more than 20 years, died at age 65 on Saturday, via the Chicago Tribune.