Arnold Schwarzenegger Museum Opens in Austria; Atheists Sue to Block Display of Cross-shaped Beam in 9/11 Museum

Free Culture Movement: PBS plans to expand its arts coverage, launching its “PBS Arts Fall Festival” in October, a series of Friday night broadcasts from around the nation. (USA Today)

Timing: A new museum honoring Arnold Schwarzenegger opened on Saturday in his hometown of Thal, near Graz, Austria, to coincide with his 64th birthday. (New York Times)

Disputes: Legal maneuvers threaten The Philadelphia Orchestra’s $140 million endowment as conductor Peter Nero, founding music director of the Philly Pops, filed a request for a financial examination. (Philadelphia Inquirer)

Controversy: The non-profit American Atheists is suing to block the display of the cross-shaped beam in 9/11 Museum. (New York Times)

Returns: New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art has agreed to return 19 artifacts to Cairo dating back to the time of ancient Egypt’s teenage king Tutankhamen. (Los Angeles Times)

Fees: New York’s Museum of Modern Art, which is raising adult admission 25 percent to $25, paid Director Glenn Lowry $1.6 million in 2009. (Bloomberg)

Katherine Boyle reports on arts, museums and culture for the Style section.
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