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Monday’s Art Notes

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A man wearing a horse mask walks past a fan dressed as manga character Pikachu at an anime, manga and video games festival, in Lausanne, Switzerland. Photo by Fabrice Coffrini/AFP/Getty Images.

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Amid mounting calls by scientists for the Smithsonian Institution to cancel an exhibition of Chinese artifacts salvaged from a shipwreck, the institution will hold a meeting on Monday afternoon to hear from critics, via the New York Times.

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Rap music is inspiring Libyan rebels to defeat Moammar Gadhafi, via the Associated Press.

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More than a thousand protesters marched in Hong Kong demanding the release of detained Chinese artist and human rights activist Ai Weiwei, via Reuters.

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Chilean poet Gonzalo Rojas, who is regarded as one of Latin America’s greatest modern writers, has died at the age of 93, via the BBC. He won numerous literary prizes, including the 2003 Cervantes Prize, the top award for Spanish-language literature.

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Norio Ohga, the former president of Sony who was credited with developing the compact disc, has at age 81, via the Wall Street Journal.

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