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Thursday’s Art Notes

Glasgow based artist Frank To, dressed in a medieval plague doctor costume, sits beside 72-year-old Willie Kennedy on March 31, 2011 in Glasgow, Scotland. Photo by Jeff J. Mitchell/ Getty Images

Glasgow based artist Frank To, dressed in a medieval plague doctor costume, sits beside 72-year-old Willie Kennedy on March 31, 2011 in Glasgow, Scotland. The artist’s first major exhibition in two years, ‘‘The Human Condition’‘, opens tomorrow at the Leith Gallery in Edinburgh. Photo by Jeff J. Mitchell/ Getty Images

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Zahi Hawass returns to his post as antiquities minister in Egypt, after a high-profile resignation, via The New York Times’ ArtsBeat.

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Responding to a petition, the judge who ruled that the Barnes Foundation could be moved out of its original location in Lower Merion, Pa. to downtown Philadelphia has now asked the foundation and the Attorney General’s office to justify why he should not reopen the case, via The Philadelphia Inquirer.

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The New York Times profiles Smithsonian leader Wayne Clough, who, in the next month, will face both some congressional and popular scrutiny over his handling of the removal of a work of art from the art exhibit “Hide/Seek” at the National Portrait Gallery.

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Both the Vienna Boys Choir and the Metropolitan Opera consider canceling concert dates in Japan, via AFP and The New York Times’ ArtsBeat.

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