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Thursday’s Art Notes

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A 1963 photograph by Ugo Mulas showing the artist Alexander Calder with his works ‘Edgar Varese’ & ‘Untitled,’ Sache, France, is part of an exhibit at the National Portrait Gallery called Calder’s Portraits: A New Language, which opens March 11. Image courtesy Ugo Mulas Archives. © Ugo Mulas Heirs. Calder artwork in photograph © 2010 Calder Foundation, New York/ Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

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Spider-Man director Julie Taymor will step-down as director of the Broadway production as it goes through major revisions, but will still be involved with the production, via The New York Times.

We talked to reporter Patrick Healy of the New York Times for more on that story.

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Attendance by young Black and Latino Americans at art events has shrunk since 1982, and coordinates with data that shows that fewer Black and Latino students have been taking arts classes, via the Los Angeles Times.

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Color photographs of San Francisco after the 1906 earthquake — probably the only existing color images of that event — were discovered by a volunteer at the National Museum of American History in Washington, via MSNBC.

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