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Monster Mash: Wyoming museum recalls Japanese American internment

August 22, 2011 |  7:30 am


Dark period: A new museum in Wyoming is opening on the site of a former Japanese American internment camp from World War II. (Los Angeles Times)

Struggling: New York's American Folk Art Museum is considering shutting down following an extended period of financial difficulty. (New York Times)

Public art: A large, outdoor sculpture of a paintbrush by Claes Oldenburg is going up in Philadelphia. (Philadelphia Inquirer)

Clafoutis, anyone?: A look at the first trailer for Roman Polanski's "Carnage," based on the play "God of Carnage" by Yasmina Reza. (Los Angeles Times)

Racy: A recent art performance in Times Square featuring a topless woman drew onlookers and eventually police. (New York Post)

Sacrifices: Musicians of the Wichita Symphony Orchestra voted recently to accept a 20% wage cut for the upcoming season. (Wichita Eagle)

Sacrilege?: A court in  Russia has banned a painting depicting the Sermon on the Mount that features Mickey Mouse instead of Jesus Christ. (RIA Novosti)

Speaking up: A former senior curator at the Tate Modern says that new visa rules in Britain are detrimental to culture. (Telegraph)

Also in the L.A. Times: Music critic Mark Swed reviews a new work by John Williams at SummerFest and the debate continues over pianist Yuja Wang's little orange dress.

-- David Ng

Photo: Former Sen. Alan Simpson, second from right, U.S. Sen. Daniel Inouye, third from right, and former U.S. Secretary of Transportation Norman Mineta, right, gather to open the Heart Mountain Interpretive Learning Center in Wyoming. Credit: Casey Page / Associated Press