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Monster Mash: Major discovery near Stonehenge; museum directors' pay cuts; Barnes Foundation controversy

October 6, 2009 |  9:00 am


-- Archaeological find: A new discovery of a small stone henge near the famous Stonehenge in England sheds light on how the monument was constructed. (Los Angeles Times)

-- Taking one for the team: A survey shows that approximately one-third of U.S. museum directors took some form of a pay cut this year.  (The Art Newspaper)

-- Controversy continues: Architect Robert Venturi criticizes plans to move the Barnes Foundation in Philadelphia. (Los Angeles Times)

-- End is near: The Claremont Museum of Art has laid off its full-time staff and is on the brink of closing its doors. (Los Angeles Times)

-- Royale with cheese: A McDonald's eatery is set to open in the underground approach to the Louvre Museum in Paris. (The Daily Telegraph)

-- Financial support: The budget for the Rose Art Museum, whose existence at Brandeis University is in danger, was increased by $200,000 for fiscal 2010. (The Justice)

-- Rumor has it: Did actor Tony Roberts experience a stroke on stage during a weekend performance of "The Royal Family" on Broadway? (The New York Post)

-- Backstage dispute: The Metropolitan Opera's stagehands union has filed a grievance over non-union work done on the company's upcoming "Ring" cycle production. (Bloomberg)

-- Overseas investigation: The U.S. State Department is investigating Spain's Museo del Prado on issues dealing with Cuba. (The Art Newspaper)

-- Hilarious: A satire of the dire financial state of many cultural institutions. (The Onion)

Photo: A morning view of Stonehenge in England. Credit: Martin Cleaver / Associated Press