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Wednesday’s Art Notes

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A woman admires ‘Landscape with Girl Skipping Rope’, an oil painting by Salvador Dali at an exhibition preview at the Palazzo Reale in Milan, Italy. Dali is back in Milan with ‘Il sogno si avvicina’, an exhibition that focuses on the relationship between the great Spanish artist’s visions and his favorite themes: landscape, dream and desire. Photo by Marco Secchi/ Getty Images

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The chairman of the Kennedy Center, David M. Rubenstein, is donating $10 million to that cultural organization, half of which will go to the National Symphony, via The Washington Post.

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In Israel, archaeologists have uncovered an ancient VIP box at a theater attached to King Herod’s desert palace, via the Associated Press.

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The New York Times profiles the Afghan expat movie director who decided to shoot a feature film in Afghanistan despite regular death threats (and even after her lead actress’ feet were cut off).

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A Swedish robotic swan can perform a tear-jerking four minute dance to music by Tchaikovsky, via the Toronto Sun.

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