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Monster Mash: Seattle Symphony names new director; N.Y. Museum of Modern Art sees record attendance

June 30, 2010 |  8:06 am


-- Taking the podium: The Seattle Symphony Orchestra has named French conductor Ludovic Morlot to replace Gerard Schwarz as music director. (Seattle Times)

-- Box-office boom: The New York Museum of Modern Art said it saw record attendance during the past fiscal year, with visitors drawn to exhibitions of Monet and Tim Burton. (Wall Street Journal)

-- Discovery: Egyptian archaeologists believe they have found evidence of an unfinished ancient tomb. (Associated Press)

-- Taking the initiative: The Assn. of Art Museum Directors votes to become more proactive at its recent semi-annual conference. (ARTnews)

-- Creature features: Visual-effects pioneer Ray Harryhausen is giving his personal collection of film artifacts to the National Media Museum in the U.K. (Agence France-Presse)

-- Creative differences: Trevor Nunn speaks out against a U.K. touring production of the musical "Les Miserables." (Playbill)

-- Stepping down: The Juilliard Quartet's first violinist, Nick Eanet, is resigning due to health reasons. (New York Times)

-- Uncool: Classical music successfully repels teenage loiterers at a public library in London, Ontario. (The London Free Press)

-- Passing: Austrian art collector Rudolf Leopold has passed away at the age of 85. (Associated Press)

-- And in the L.A. Times: Art critic Christopher Knight on the California arts license plates designed by Wayne Thiebaud; James Earl Jones and Vanessa Redgrave are set to star in a Broadway production of "Driving Miss Daisy." 

-- David Ng

Photo: Ludovic Morlot. Credit: Ken Hively / Los Angeles Times