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Monster Mash: Julie Taymor takes a bow at 'Spider-Man' premiere; bonds sold for new Broad museum

June 15, 2011 |  7:50 am


All smiles: Despite having been ousted from the director's seat, Julie Taymor took a bow at the official opening of "Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark" in New York on Tuesday. (Associated Press)

Big bucks: Eli Broad's new contemporary-art museum in downtown L.A. will sell $150 million worth of bonds to help get the project off the ground. (The Bond Buyer)

Generous: Art collectors Harry W. and Mary Margaret Anderson have made a big donation to Stanford University. (Los Angeles Times)

Making a statement: Anish Kapoor has canceled plans to present his sculptures at the National Museum of China in Beijing, in protest against the continuing detention of Ai Weiwei. (The Art Newspaper)

Still going: Actor James Franco's latest creative project is called The Museum of Non-Visible Art. (Salon)

Delayed: New York's Museum for African Art is postponing the opening of its new building from September to late 2012. (WNYC)

Out of this world: A look at New Mexico's International UFO Museum and Research Center. (Los Angeles Times)

Pay up: The National Building Museum in Washington said it will begin charging for exhibitions. (Washington Post)

New leader: Kevin O'Hare has been named the next director of the Royal Ballet. (The Guardian)

Also in the L.A. Times: Ninety years of moments at the Hollywood Bowl.

-- David Ng

Photo: The Edge, Bono and Julie Taymor greet the opening-night audience of "Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark" in New York. Credit: Charles Sykes / Associated Press