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Posted at 07:56 AM ET, 07/18/2011

Poussin Painting Vandalized in London; ‘Great Hall of American Wonders’ Exhibition Opens at Smithsonian

Seeing Red: A 57-year-old man reportedly vandalized and sprayed a 17th-century painting by Nicolas Poussin with red paint at the National Gallery in London. (Guardian)

Found: The man who was arrested for stealing a Picasso drawing from a San Francisco gallery last week had 11 stolen works from New York galleries and hotels in his apartment. (New York Times)

Resignations: Two more members of the board of New York City Opera have resigned in protest of the company’s departure from Lincoln Center and artistic changes. (New York Times)

Broadway After Dark: Members of the cast of “Spider-Man Turn Off the Dark” will appear on CBS’ “The Late Show with David Letterman” July 18. (Playbill)

Tech Friendly: New York City’s Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts now has a new free app that allows patrons to buy tickets directly from their phones. (Reuters)

Exhibition: The Smithsonian American Art Museum, which now occupies the historic patent building, opened a new “Great Hall of American Wonders” to explore 19th-century innovations through art. The exhibition opened Friday. (CBS News)

Giving: Actor Denis Leary has donated props from the TV series “Rescue Me” to the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History because of the show’s connection to New York City firefighters after September 11th. (Washington Times)

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