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Monster Mash: Barenboim at La Scala; Philadelphia Orchestra deal

October 14, 2011 |  8:00 am


New position: Conductor Daniel Barenboim has been named the music director of La Scala in Milan. (Reuters)

On the same page: The Philadelphia Orchestra has reached a new labor agreement with musicians as part of its bankruptcy proceedings. (Philadelphia Inquirer)

Primitive: Archaeologists have unearthed what they believe to be a 100,000-year-old art studio that contains tools for mixing paints. (Los Angeles Times)

Not pleased: China has criticized the magazine ArtReview for placing Ai Weiwei at the top of its power ranking list. (Reuters)

Troubled genius: Fresh doubt is being cast on the widely held belief that artist Vincent Van Gogh killed himself. (Los Angeles Times)

Work in progress: The Huntington's renovated Japanese Garden is scheduled to reopen in April. (Los Angeles Times)

Masterbuilder: A closer look at architect Daniel Libeskind's work on the Museum of Military History in Dresden. (Los Angeles Times)

Also in the L.A. Times: Art critic Christopher Knight on MOCA's decision to host a preview of a Christie's auction.

-- David Ng

Photo: Daniel Barenboim. Credit: Mohamed Omar / EPA