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Monster Mash: Chelsea Art Museum closes doors for August; Bob Dylan to unveil new artwork

August 17, 2010 |  8:27 am


-- Real-estate woes: The Chelsea Art Museum in New York has shut its doors for the remainder of August as it fights the possibility of foreclosure on its home. (Wall Street Journal)

-- Celebrity art: Bob Dylan will unveil a new set of artwork in Copenhagen in September. (Agence France-Presse)

-- Leading men: Jeffrey Wright, Mos Def and Paul Dano will star in the Broadway production of "A Free Man of Color," a new play by John Guare that is set to open this fall. (Playbill)

-- Money in the bank: The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum has created a $5 million endowment thanks to a donation from the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Foundation. (The Plain Dealer)

-- Brisk sales: The Metropolitan Opera has reported a one-day record for its box office opening day, selling more than $2.6 million million worth of single tickets for the new season. (BBC News)

-- Leading lady: Amanda Peet will co-star alongside David Duchovny in Neil LaBute's "The Break of Noon" at MCC Theatre in New York. The play is a co-production with the Geffen Playhouse, but the West Coast cast hasn't been announced. (BroadwayWorld)

-- Major acquisition: The National Jazz Museum in New York has acquired a valuable trove of recordings from the swing era. (New York Times)

-- And in the L.A. Times: A Madonna portrait by Raphael is coming to the Norton Simon Museum.

-- David Ng

Photo: Bob Dylan. Credit: Dave Hogan / Getty Images