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Arts Post It: J. Crew Gets Sued; Johnny Cash Gets a Museum

Trademark Suits Trending for Spring: Design firm Tony Duquette Inc. sued J. Crew Group Inc. for trademark infringement concerning J.Crew’s “Duquette Leopard Print Sweater.” (WWD) (New York Magazine)

Bolshoi 2.0: After years of reconstruction, Russia’s Bolshoi Theater in Moscow is preparing to reopen in October in its original 19th-century design. (Washington Post)

Feuds: Renowned Russian conductor Yuri Temirkanov doubts the existence of Tchaikovsky orchestra. Roman Leontiev, the Tchaikovsky orchestra’s music director, insists that the orchestra exists but lacks a website. A battle of words ensues. (New York Times)

Home of the Blues: Legendary musician Johnny Cash’s home is Dyess, Arkansas has been purchased by Arkansas State University and will be turned into a museum. (

Timing is Everything: Revok, a well-known graffiti artist in Los Angeles, was arrested as he prepared to board a plane to Ireland on Thursday. The arrest coincides perfectly with the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles’ exhibition “Art in the Streets.” (Los Angeles Times) (Museum of Contemporary Art)

Controversies: A group of scientists call for the Smithsonian Institution to cancel a planned exhibition of Chinese artifacts mined from a shipwreck by a commercial treasure hunter. Similarly, a group of lawmakers are calling for the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History gift shop to stop selling products made outside the U.S. (New York Times) (Los Angeles Times)

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


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