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Friday’s Art Notes

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Palestinian children attend an event organized by the the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) in which they attempt to break the Guinness world record for the largest hand-print paint in Khan Yunis, southern Gaza Strip, on July 21, 2011. Photo by Said Khatib/ AFP/ Getty Images

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A new memorandum signed by Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and a Greek representitive outlines new restrictions on the importing of antiquities into the U.S., via The Art Newspaper.

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In Egypt, the plagued antiquities minister post has been officially downgraded, via the Los Angeles Times.

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Despite the brutal heatwave, the show must go on. Extraordinary measures are being taken at Wolf Trap in Vienna, V.A. to ensure that their opera singers don’t faint or accidentally short-circuit their mics from sweating too much, via The New York Times’ ArtsBeat.

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The Metropolitan Museum says it had the most visitors last year than any other in the past 40 years, via WNYC.

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Questions arise over the authenticity of a Modigliani painting that supposedly helped authorities track down a Serbian war criminal, via ARTINFO.

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