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Monster Mash: Schwarzenegger museum; Bloomberg on 9/11 cross

August 1, 2011 |  7:43 am


Total recall: A museum dedicated to the life and career of Arnold Schwarzenegger is opening in his home town in Austria. (Telegraph)

Heading back: The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York is returning artifacts from the tomb of King Tut to Egypt. (Associated Press)

Enigmatic: A look back at how a theft turned Leonardo da Vinci's "Mona Lisa" into a masterpiece. (NPR)

Paradigm shift: A new report shows that traditional art galleries are losing ground to fair-led and online businesses. (Art Newspaper)

Disagreement: An architectural skirmish has broken out over parts of the London Olympics park. (Guardian)

Official word: New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg responds to criticism surrounding the cross from the World Trade Center site being relocated to the National Sept. 11 Memorial and Museum. (New York Post)

Gentrification: Brooklyn's old Bushwick neighborhood is becoming an active cultural area. (Associated Press, via Boston Globe)

Cutting back: The cultural community in Denver is reeling after the city moved to consolidate arts agencies. (Denver Post)

Looking up: Box office results in London's West End show improvement. (BBC News)

And in the L.A. Times: Architecture critic Christopher Hawthorne on the future of Richard Neutra's Kronish House in Beverly Hills and a review of soprano Jessye Norman performing at the new concert series Muse/ique.

-- David Ng

Photo: Peter Urdl, who started the Arnold Schwarzenegger Museum in Thal, Austria, standing next to a likeness of the former governor of California. Credit: Markus Leodolter / EPA