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Monday’s Art Notes

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Details of the work of Joan Crous are seen at Museo del Vetro di Murano during the press opening of ‘SiO2nH2O’ exhibit on July 15, 2011 in Venice, Italy. Part of the International Biennale of Glass, the exhibit runs from July 16 to September 30 at Murano Glass Museum. Photo by Marco Secchi/ Getty Images

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Zahi Hawass, Egypt’s well-known but embattled antiquities minister since the popular revolution, was fired on Sunday, via The Associated Press.

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Two paintings by 17th-century French painter Nicholas Poussin — “The Adoration of the Golden Calf” and “The Adoration of the Shepherds” — were vandalized with red spray paint at London’s National Gallery, via The Guardian.

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Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part II broke the previous opening weekend box office record by earning almost $169 million. The Los Angeles Times looks more closely at what the numbers mean.

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On Sunday, a thunderstorm hit Ottawa’s Bluesfest during a concert by the band Cheap Trick, causing the stage to collapse and injuring attendees, via CBC.

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The New York Times has a dispatch from Mexico City, where an public light art display honors the site of two historical atrocities.

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Jerry Ragovoy, a soul and rock songwriter who penned “Piece of My Heart” and “Time is on My Side,” died last week at 80 from complications of a stroke, via American Songwriter.

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