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Strike two for Melissa Chiu? The Hirshhorn director has hired a curator with a big conflict of interest and will hold the museum’s 40th-anniversary gala in New York City. [Arts Desk]

An immersive installation of neon yarn in a vacant building near the Rhode Island Avenue Metro station was destroyed without the artists’ notice. [Arts Desk]

A team of brothers calling themselves BroCoLoco have come up with three designs for a proposed mural on 15th Street. Which will win? [Arts Desk]

Listen to “Living as a Ghost,” a new song from GEMS‘ forthcoming album, Kill the One You Love. [DC Music Download]

The oldest known photograph of the Smithsonian Castle is pretty damn old. [DCist]

Photos of A Tribe Called Red at the National Museum of the American Indian [BYT]