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Wednesday’s Art Notes

A picture taken on March 23, 2010 in Paris, shows a painted ceiling, an immense work by American painter Cy Twombly at the Salle des Bronzes. Photo by Francois Guillot/ AFP/ Getty Images

A picture taken on March 23, 2010 in Paris, shows a painted ceiling, an immense work by American painter Cy Twombly at the Salle des Bronzes, one of the oldest sections of the Louvre museum. Twombly’s ceiling is an abstract composition on a blue background complementing Georges Braque’s ceiling in the adjoining gallery. Photo by Francois Guillot/ AFP/ Getty Images

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The PEN/Faulkner Foundation awarded their prize for fiction to Sherman Alexie on Tuesday for his short story collection “War Dances.” The NewsHour profiled Alexie last October, when he discussed a new poetry book, plus his winning stories.

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Starting this Friday, you can watch meetings of the National Council on the Arts — the advisory board of the National Endowment for the Arts — online. Meetings are currently public, but this is the first time they will be accessible via webcast.

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The LA Times has a story about budget cuts for a program that offers future arts administrators paid internships in Los Angeles County. Despite cuts, the program will continue for its eleventh summer.

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And Michael Kaiser blogs on the Huffington Post about the messy job of managing artists and art organizations: “When administrators and boards try to avoid the messiness, they ignore the mission of the organization. When board members argue that it would make more sense to become ‘more efficient’ in the art making process rather than expand fund-raising goals, they are demonstrating a lack of understanding of the way art is created and the purpose of the institution as a whole.”