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Tuesday’s Art Notes

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Detail of a stone statue ‘Haremhab as a Scribe’, New Kingdom, Dynasty 18, reign of Tutankhamun or Aya, ca. 1328-1316 B.C., on display November 15, 2010 in the exhibition ‘Haremhab, The General Who Became King’ at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. This statue is the most famous three-dimensional image of Haremhab, commander-in-chief of King Tutankhamun’s army. Photo by Stan Honda/ AFP/ Getty Images

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London’s Natural History Museum has agreed to put a hold on an expedition to Paraguay because some fear that accidental contact with one of the isolated indigenous groups could put the tribe’s health or existence at risk, via BBC.

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Lincoln Center will delay a festival devoted to transcendent music because half of the foreign artists invited to participate have not received their visas from the State Department, via The New York Times.

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The Louisville Orchestra says it will go bankrupt if its musicians’ union doesn’t agree to major cuts and changes to the contract, via the Louisville Courier-Journal.

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The Louvre asks the French public to help raise 1 million euros to buy a northern renaissance painting by Lucas Cranach the Elder of the three graces, via Reuters.

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The Danish cartoonist who depicted the prophet Muhammad with a bomb in his turban has just released a new memoir, and says he wishes he could go back to his old life, via Reuters.

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After lots of people watched the drama of the recent Chilean mine disaster and rescue on television, Brad Pitt is talking about adapting the story for people to watch on the big screen, via The Guardian.

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Luis Garcia Berlanga, an influential filmmaker who helped alter the tone of Spanish cinema in the years after Franco’s fascist regime, has died of Alzheimer’s disease in Madrid at the age of 89, via The New York Times.

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