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Thursday’s Art Notes

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Opera singers perform in Russian composer Dimitri Chostakovitch’s ‘The Nose’ (Le Nez), directed by South African William Kentridge and Japanese musical director Kazushi Ono during the 63rd Aix International Festival of Lyric Art at the Grand Theatre de Provence in the French southeastern city of Aix-en-Provence, on July 5, 2011. Photo by Gerard Julien/ AFP/ Getty Images

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A Swiss gallerist who represents Ai Weiwei reports that the artist is back at work in his studio, via The New York Times.

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A British opera company came under fire for canceling a school production that has a gay character as its protagonist, via The Guardian. Opera North has reinstated their plans to produce the show after a word in the script was changed, but the writer of the piece is considering legal action.

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President Barack Obama is borrowing a Norman Rockwell painting depicting school integration for a few month loan to the White House, via The Associated Press.

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Boston’s oldest continuously running theater is shutting down for an indeterminate amount of time due to a conflict over its lease, via The Boston Globe.

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A Romanian poet is campaigning to move the grave of the modernist sculptor Constanin Brancusi from Paris back to his homeland, via ARTINFO.

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