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Thursday’s Art Notes

Dancer Yoann Nirenold from the group 'Asphalte' performs on stage against a backdrop of light at the Sydney Opera House in Sydney, Australia. Photo by Lisa Maree Williams/ Getty Images

Dancer Yoann Nirenold from the group ‘Asphalte’ performs on stage against a backdrop of light at the Sydney Opera House in Sydney, Australia. French choreographer Pierre Rigal works with street kids to create the performance enhanced by powerful illuminated backdrop. Photo by Lisa Maree Williams/ Getty Images

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Meryl Streep says she’ll donate $1 million to help build a privately-funded museum of women’s history in Washington, via The Washington Post.

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The Art Institute of Chicago is suing its engineers over a number of serious technical problems it encountered last year with the construction of its new Modern wing, via the Chicago Tribune.

The NewsHour talked to Institute director James Cuno and architect Renzo Piano in 2009. Click here for those interviews.

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Sesame Street decides not to broadcast a music video it made with Elmo and pop star Katy Perry after parents complained that it was not appropriate for children, via The New York Times’ ArtsBeat.

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In Istanbul, five gallery patrons were hospitalized when a mob of people with sticks, bottles and pepper spray attacked a crowd who were drinking wine outside an art opening, via ARTINFO.

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