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Monster Mash: Getty partners with Egypt; architect Kazuyo Sejima going to Venice; fatal art stabbings

November 10, 2009 |  8:46 am


-- Five-year project: The J. Paul Getty Trust has partnered with Egypt to help preserve and manage the tomb of King Tutankhamen. (Bloomberg)

-- Architectural first: Japanese architect Kazuyo Sejima is the first woman to be named director of the Venice Architecture Biennale. (Art Info)

-- Suspicious deaths: A British art curator and his daughter were found dead with multiple stab wounds near Sydney, Australia. (Times Online)

-- Violent assault: A San Francisco artist chosen by the city to paint a mural was stabbed while working on the project. (San Francisco Examiner)

-- Leg room: The Houston Ballet's new $53-million home will be the largest facility in the U.S. devoted to dance, according to the company's leaders. (Bloomberg)

-- One-woman show: Dame Edna's "It's All About Me" has set a Broadway opening date of March 23. (Playbill)

-- Sour note: A labor dispute has arisen between producers and musicians on the off-Broadway musical "Tony 'n Tina's Wedding." (Variety)

-- Money talks: Same-sex couples are leaving their mark in the Boston arts community through philanthropic donations. (Boston Globe)

-- New leader: The Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art has named Tim Rodgers as its new director. (The Arizona Republic)

-- Messy split: A German art collector has settled a lawsuit with his former mistress involving two works by Damien Hirst valued at about $48 million. (Bloomberg)

-- And in the L.A. Times: Times architecture critic Christopher Hawthorne on the possibility of a football stadium in City of Industry; the Museum of Contemporary Art's big 30th-anniversary celebration.

-- David Ng

Photo: the burial chamber of King Tutankhamen in the Valley of the Kings near Luxor, Egypt. Credit: Chris Bouroncle / AFP/Getty Images