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Posted at 08:29 AM ET, 04/18/2011

Arts Post It: Galliano Fired Again; Museum Attendance Up

Unemployed: John Galliano has been fired from the 17-year-old fashion house that bears his name. Last month, Christian Dior fired the designer for reported anti-Semitic and racist outbursts. (WWD)

Checked Out: The Washington Haggadah, the Library of Congress’ illuminated medieval manuscript that tells the story of the Passover Seder, is now on loan to the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York through June. (Washington Post)

Remembered: Luxury menswear designer Bijan Pakzad, renowned clothier to celebrities and presidents, died Saturday in Los Angeles at age 71.

(Los Angeles Times)

Dark Horse Candidate: A Huffington Post reporter claims that Sophie Cranston of the British label Libelula is making Kate Middleton’s wedding gown. Other reports indicate that Middleton has designed her own gown. Frenzy ensues. (Huffington Post)

Report: The American Association of Museums released a report today showing that over 70 percent of the nation’s museums were under financial distress last year, but attendance was up significantly. (AP)

Discussions: Lee Rosenbaum recaps a panel discussion on “Hide/Seek: Museums, Ethics and the Press” at Rutgers University last week. Martin Sullivan, director of the National Portrait Gallery, discussed the ongoing controversy surrounding the removal of David Wojnarovicz’s “A Fire in My Belly” from the Gallery’s “Hide/Seek” exhibition last year. (Arts Journal)

I’m Banksy!: The Museum of Contemporary Art opened “Art in the Streets” yesterday, the first major U.S. museum exhibition on graffiti and street art. It runs through August. (Art Daily)

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