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Monster Mash: Eli Broad reveals latest museum designs; John Malkovich debuts on stage as Casanova

January 6, 2011 |  7:59 am


Master plans: Billionaire Eli Broad reveals the latest designs for his new contemporary art museum, to be built in downtown Los Angeles. (Los Angeles Times)

Seducer: Actor John Malkovich debuted this week in a new operatic stage production in Vienna in which he plays Casanova. (Agence France-Presse)

Still agitated: Protesters plan to show the censored "A Fire in My Belly" in a trailer outside the National Portrait Gallery. (Washington Post)

Staying put: A painting by Pieter Bruegel the Younger will remain on public display in Yorkshire, England, where it has hung for centuries after it was saved through an appeal that raised $4.2 million. (The Guardian)

Lead role: Actor Richard Thomas will star in Shakespeare's "Timon of Athens," the inaugural production of the Public Lab Shakespeare, at the Public Theater in New York. (Playbill)

Preserved: Gunther von Hagens, the man behind the popular "Body Worlds" exhibition, has said he is dying and wants his body to be displayed in the exhibition. (New York Times)

Vanished: Art that is estimated to be worth more than half a million dollars has disappeared from a Scottsdale, Ariz., gallery that abruptly closed in November. (Arizona Republic)

Freezing: A look at the ice sculptures featured in the annual Harbin International Ice and Snow Festival in China. (Reuters)

Also in the L.A. Times: Former Getty curator Marion True speaks about her the outcome of her trial in Italy; the latest developments with the financially troubled FCLO Music Theatre company in Orange County.

-- David Ng

Photo: An artist's rendering of a Diller Scofidio + Renfro design for Eli Broad's downtown Los Angeles museum. Credit: Diller Scofidio + Renfro