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Monday’s Art Notes

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French President Nicolas Sarkozy looks at prehistoric paintings of horses, extinct bulls and ibexes during a visit with scientists at the Lascaux Cave in southwestern France as part of the 70th anniversary of its rediscovery. The Lascaux cave has been closed to the public since 1963 to prevent deterioration of the art caused by humidity and warmth from visitors. A visitors’ center has been built outside the cave, with replicas of the painted chambers, and receives around 300,000 tourists each year. Photo by Philippe Wojazer/ AFP/ GettyImages

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The top prize at the Venice Film Festival was awarded to the film ‘Somewhere’ by director Sofia Coppola, but not without some controversy, via BBC.

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The Boston Globe considers what a slew of renovation and expansion projects at many of the important museums in the Boston region means about how those institutions hope to stay relevant.

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The Detroit Free Press provides a little background on a developing project by video artist Mathew Barney that is based on a book by Norman Mailer and takes place in part in Detroit.

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The Las Vegas museum devoted to the life of performer Liberace is closing, via CNN.

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Claude Chabrol, a filmmaker and key member of the Nouvelle Vague, died Sunday in Paris at the age of 80, via The New York Times.

Watch the opening of Chabrol’s 1969 film “This Beast Must Die”:

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