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Monster Mash: Guggenheim, YouTube short-list videos; feuding art museums in Paris

September 20, 2010 |  8:23 am

Guggenheim -- But is it art?: About 125 videos on YouTube have been culled from more than 23,000 submissions for a new biennial organized by the Guggenheim. (Associated Press)

-- Feuding institutions: A Paris museum is refusing to loan a single painting for a large Monet exhibition at the Grand Palais. (Telegraph)

-- Lost and found: More than 600 ancient artifacts that were smuggled out of Iraq and later found and returned by the U.S, only to be lost again for nearly two years, have been rediscovered in a storeroom of the office of Prime Minister Nouri Maliki. (New York Times)

-- Portraits of war: A traveling exhibition featuring art created by U.S. Army personnel is launching in Philadelphia. (Associated Press)

-- Epic production: A look into director Robert Lepage's conception for the "Ring" cycle at the Metropolitan Opera. (New York Times)

-- Recovered: Conductor James Levine says his back has improved significantly since he underwent surgery. (Boston Globe)

-- Defaced: A prize-winning outdoor sculpture in Grand Rapids, Mich., has been vandalized. (The Grand Rapids Press)

-- And in the L.A. Times: Architecture critic Christopher Hawthorne on a welcome ethos in museum design, as seen in the Centre Pompidou-Metz in France and other recent buildings; theater critic Charles McNulty reviews "Misalliance" at South Coast Repertory.

-- David Ng

Photo: The Guggenheim Museum in New York. Credit: Guggenheim Museum