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Monday’s Art Notes

A couple look at boxing legend Muhammad Ali Sculpture by Michael Kalish in Los Angeles on April 8. Photo by Gabriel Bouys/ AFP/ Getty Images

A couple look at boxing legend Muhammad Ali Sculpture by Michael Kalish in Los Angeles on April 8. For this portrait of three-time heavyweight champion Muhammad Ali, the artist Michael Kalish uses 1,300 punching bags, 6.5 miles of stainless steel cable, and 2,500 pounds of aluminum pipe to construct a 22-foot-high installation that took three years to complete. Photo by Gabriel Bouys/ AFP/ Getty Images

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Sidney Lumet, the director whose classic films often centered around characters with a passionate sense of morality (12 Angry Men, Network, Dog Day Afternoon, Serpico), has died at the age of 86, via The New York Times.

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The Detroit Symphony Orchestra officially ended their strike over the weekend, agreeing to a contract that would cut salaries by 23 percent, via the Detroit Free Press|head.

We’ll have more about the strike tonight on the NewsHour.

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Art museums protest for the release of Ai Weiwei through official statements, online petitions and public displays of condemnation, via ARTINFO.

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In the wake of the popular uprising, Egypt ups the official tally of missing artifacts to around 1,000, via TIME.

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Cowboy poetry becomes an unexpected flash word in the congressional budget debate, via The New York Times.

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