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Monster Mash: Philip Johnson's Glass House needs repairs; Fisk U. students protest over art collection

September 14, 2010 |  7:56 am


-- Home improvement: The late architect Philip Johnson's Glass House compound in Connecticut is in need of repairs that are estimated to cost in the millions of dollars. (Bloomberg)

-- Outraged: Students at Fisk University are protesting a plan that would shift the university’s Stieglitz modern art collection off campus and into the Frist Center for the Visual Arts. (Tennessean)

-- Alter ego: Ernest C. Withers, a photographer who documented the civil rights movement, has been revealed to have been a paid FBI informant. (New York Times)

-- Grand reopening: The Yankee Air Museum in Michigan is set to reopen six years after a fire destroyed its main home. (Crain's Detroit Business)

-- Comic potential: Actor Sebastian Arcelus will play the lead role in the upcoming musical "Elf" on Broadway. (Playbill)

-- Help wanted: The planned Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum at Michigan State University is looking for a leader. (The State News)

-- Restored: The Vatican Library is set to reopen following three years of renovations. (New York Times)

-- And in the L.A. Times: theater critic Charles McNulty reviews "The Glass Menagerie" at the Mark Taper Forum;  art critic Christopher Knight discusses Lady Gaga's "meat" dress;  "The Book of Mormon" gets Broadway dates.

-- David Ng

Photo: Philip Johnson's Glass House in New Canaan, Conn. Credit: Jennifer S. Altman / For The Times