New York’s City Opera will cut short its fall season as part of an agreement with the New York City Ballet, with which it shares a Lincoln Center theater, reports The New York Times. The ballet will get full use of the stage in September and October; in exchange, a fund shared jointly by the two companies will cover $9-million of the opera’s facility costs.
Also, the Fresno Metropolitan Museum closed its doors this week, removing the longtime anchor of the California city’s downtown cultural district, reports The Fresno Bee. The museum has struggled financially since reopening in November 2008 after a three-year renovation that went well over budget.
And Thomas King, former president of the Eli Lilly and Company Foundation, has been named the interim chief executive of the Indiana State Museum, according to The Indianapolis Star. Mr. King, the museum’s fifth chief executive since 2002, will lead the search for a permanent replacement.
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