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Monster Mash: More on Deitch's MOCA contract; Monet found in Poland; Domingo announces WNO season

January 13, 2010 |  9:16 am

Deitch -- Dotting the i's: Jeffrey Deitch's contract with L.A.'s Museum of Contemporary Art has safeguards against conflicts of interest, according to museum leaders. (Los Angeles Times)

-- Recovered masterpiece: Police say they have found a Claude Monet painting in Poland that was stolen about 10  years ago. (Agence France-Presse)

-- Opera dates in D.C.: Plácido Domingo announces the Washington National Opera's 2010-11 season, which consists of five productions. (Broadway World)

-- New tenant: The Triennale Design Museum has signed a 15-year lease to a midtown Manhattan space formerly occupied by the Museum of Arts & Design. (Crain's New York Business)

-- Going home: An artwork by Camille Pissarro is heading back to the French museum where it was stolen nearly three decades ago. (New York Post)

-- World premiere: A new work by Esa-Pekka Salonen will debut next season at the New York City Ballet. (New York Times)

-- New gig: Director Edward Hall has been appointed as artistic director and chief executive of London's Hampstead Theatre. (Playbill)

-- Hitting the block: A landscape painting by Gustav Klimt, which was thought to be looted during World War II, will go up for auction at Sotheby's. (Daily Telegraph)

-- Also in the L.A. Times: L.A.'s Natural History Museum receives a $1-million grant; art critic Christopher Knight on Richard Nixon and Modern art.

-- David Ng

Photo: Jeffrey Deitch. Credit: Irfan Khan / Los Angeles Times