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Monster Mash: Salvador Dalí museum opens in Florida; Metropolitan Museum of Art gets $10 million

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Surreal: A new museum devoted to artist Salvador Dalí officially opened on Tuesday in St. Petersburg, Fla. (Reuters)

Big bucks: Lizzie and Jonathan Tisch are giving a gift of $10 million to the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York that will go toward the museum’s Costume Institute. (Art Daily)

Droll: The current cover of the New Yorker magazine features a send-up of Broadway’s ‘Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark.’ (New Yorker)

Transferring: The Steppenwolf Theatre Company production of Lisa D’Amour’s ‘Detroit’ is headed to Broadway. (Chicago Tribune)

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Donations: The Haggerty Museum of Art at Marquette University in Milwaukee has been given three collections of modern and contemporary art valued at $1 million. (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel)

No cameras allowed: The World Erotic Art Museum in Miami Beach, Fla., is suing a man it claims misrepresented himself as a member of the media and took photos in the institution. (Miami New Times)

Sold: An Andy Warhol portrait of Mao Tse-tung that actor Dennis Hopper shot two bullets through has sold for $302,500 at Christie’s on Tuesday, beating estimates. (Reuters)

Popular demand: ‘Sinatra: Dance With Me’ has extended its run at the Wynn Las Vegas through April 2. (TheaterMania)

And in the L.A. Times: Architecture critic Christopher Hawthorne on Eli Broad’s decision to have an outdoor space wrap two sides of his planned Grand Avenue museum; the winners of the 2011 YouTube Symphony Orchestra auditions have been announced; a 94-year-old L.A. artist is creating a large-scale mural.

-- David Ng


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