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Thursday’s Art Notes

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Brazilian artist Laura Belem poses next to her installation ‘The Temple of a Thousand Bells’ inside the Oratory at Liverpool Cathedral on August 19, 2010 in Liverpool, England. The work featuring a thousand hand-blown glass bells and polyphonic sound inside the Oratory is part of Liverpool’s 2010 Biennial. The Oratory in St James’s cemetery is normally closed to the public, but has been opened specially for the installation to be viewed starting September 18 through November 30, 2010. Photo by Christopher Furlong/ Getty Images

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What will be the next artwork to grace Trafalgar Square’s fourth plinth? The Guardian reviews the possibilities, including a cake made out of bricks, a giant blue rooster and a dual ATM/pipe organ that plays music when you withdraw money.

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A panel at this year’s conference held by the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence (SETI) Institute postulated that aliens might enjoy music by Bach or Vivaldi and the art work of the Pre-Raphaelites, via Forbes.

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The Wall Street Journal looks at how museums study their visitors while their visitors are studying the exhibits.

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