Monster Mash: Sotheby’s earnings slump; Dia Art Foundation returning to Chelsea; Barnes Foundation’s new curator

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-- Slumping: Sotheby’s reported a wider third-quarter loss over the same period last year due to continued weakness in global art sales. (Bloomberg)

-- New digs: New York’s Dia Art Foundation is planning to build a new home on the site of its former home in the Chelsea neighborhood. (New York Times)

-- Major appointment: The Barnes Foundation has named the Brooklyn Museum’s Judith Dolkart as its new chief curator. (Philadelphia Inquirer)

-- Musical Bard: Tony-winning rock musician Stew will write the score for a new production of Shakespeare’s ‘Othello’ in Connecticut. (Playbill)


-- Flat broke? The Honolulu Symphony said it no longer has enough money to make payroll. (KITV)

-- In the black: The new Durham Performing Arts Center in North Carolina gives more than $400,000 to the city, which owns the building. (News Observer)

-- Job crunch: Emerging architects are having trouble finding jobs in Britain. (The Architects’ Journal)

-- And in the L.A. Times: Producers of Broadway’s troubled ‘Spider-Man’ musical still face a budgetary shortfall; Cirque du Soleil’s ‘Viva Elvis’ is set to open in December in Las Vegas.

— David Ng