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Workers build an 'air castle' with hundreds of inflatable mattresses at Biddinghuizen in the Netherlands. Photo by Marcel Antonisse/ AFP/ Getty Images

Workers build an ‘air castle’ with hundreds of inflatable mattresses at Biddinghuizen in the Netherlands. On this site, the three-day Lowlands Music Festival will run from August 20 to 22 2010. Photo by Marcel Antonisse/ AFP/ Getty Images

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Battling against a potential foreclosure on the building that houses its collection, the Chelsea Museum of Art in Manhattan announced it would close for the month of August, via The Wall Street Journal.

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Archaeologists have uncovered ancient Buddhist remains at an excavation site south of Kabul in Afghanistan, via Reuters.

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The Metropolitan Opera broke a sales record on Sunday when tickets for the new season were released, via BBC.

Watch our 2009 profile of the Met on its endeavors to revitalize public interest in opera.

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A library memorializing author Kurt Vonnegut will open this fall in Indianapolis, via the Associated Press.

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ARTINFO talks to gallerist James Cohan about launching an online-only week-long art fair catering to exclusive collectors.

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