Monster Mash: BP to continue cultural sponsorships; LACMA film program gets another reprieve

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-- Still giving: BP said it will continue its sponsorship of cultural institutions in Britain -- including the 2012 Olympic Games in London -- despite the on-going oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. (Bloomberg)

-- Another extension: The weekend film program at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art will continue for at least another year, despite underwhelming fund-raising. (Los Angeles Times)

-- Closer look: The authenticity of certain works attributed to Eadweard Muybridge is called into question by a former curator at the J. Paul Getty Museum. (Modern Art Notes)

-- Biblical proportions: The Vatican said that the earliest known icons of the Apostles Peter and Paul have been discovered in a catacomb under an office building in Rome. (Associated Press)


-- Early adopter: An Australian production wants to be the first-ever iPad opera. (The Age)

-- In the black: The Broadway production of ‘Red,’ by John Logan, has recouped its $2.3-million investment. (Playbill)

-- Major gift: A 10,000-piece collection of Jewish art and artifacts from the Judah L. Magnes Museum in Berkeley is moving to UC Berkeley, thanks to a $2.5-million gift. (Associated Press, via San Jose Mercury News)

-- Public art: A sculpture in Derry, Ireland, memorializing Bloody Sunday has been vandalized. (Irish Times)

-- Raking it in: A sale of photographs by Ansel Adams and Lucas Samaras has set artist records at a Sotheby’s auction of the Polaroid corporate collection. (Associated Press)

-- Also in the L.A. Times: Times art critic Christopher Knight on the paintings of Jean-Léon Gérôme at the Getty; Raul Esparza and Brooke Shields will star in the musical ‘Leap of Faith’ at the Ahmanson Theatre.

-- David Ng