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Monster Mash: Vatican warns about damage to art; David Hare writes about 'Mad Men'

September 10, 2010 |  8:07 am


-- Priceless works: The Vatican Museums chief warns that dust and polluting agents brought into the Sistine Chapel by tourists risk one day endangering its artworks. (Associated Press)

-- Critical analysis: Playwright David Hare writes about the hit television series "Mad Men." (The Guardian)

-- Controversial: Takashi Murakami opens his art installation at the Versailles palace in France, amid grumblings by traditionalist groups. (Agence France-Presse)

-- Money trouble: The Tate Modern in London has lost corporate funding from Swiss bank UBS. (Bloomberg)

-- Public project: The artist known as Christo is in Colorado to fight for a project that involves suspending fabric over parts of the Arkansas River. (The Wall Street Journal)

-- Stepping down: José Manuel Carreño, a dancer with American Ballet Theater, is planning to retire from the company in August. (New York Times)

-- And in the L.A. Times: the city's deal with LACMA to conserve the Watts Towers hits a snag over insurance; the Duncan Miller Gallery in L.A. will display real Ansel Adams photographs next to alleged ones.

-- David Ng

Photo: Michelangelo's fresco on the ceiling of the Vatican's Sistine Chapel. Credit: Plinio Lepri / Associated Press