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Posted at 08:34 AM ET, 06/22/2011

John Galliano’s Trial Begins; George Clooney’s ‘The Ides of March’ to Open Venice Film Festival


British designer John Galliano acknowledges the public after the Christian Dior Spring-Summer 2011. (FRANCOIS GUILLOT - AFP/GETTY IMAGES)
Trial: Former Dior designer John Galliano goes on trial Wednesday, accused of spouting anti-Semitic slurs in Paris last February. (New York Times)

Remembered: Whitney Ellsworth, the first publisher of the New York Review of Books, died Saturday at his home at 75. (New York Times)

Up, Up and Away: Arts giving grew 5.7% to $13.3 billion in 2010, according to the annual report on American philanthropy issued Monday by the Giving USA Foundation. (Los Angeles Times)

Athletic Culture: Twelve British artists will design a set of posters for the Olympic and Paralympic Games next summer. (Reuters)

Candidacies: George Clooney’s new movie about a U.S. presidential campaign will open this year’s Venice Film Festival. (AP via Washington Post)

Philanthropy: A Pablo Picasso painting given to the University of Sydney by an anonymous American donor sold at a London auction for $22 million. (AP via Washington Post)

Locked Out: The Brooklyn Museum pulled support from a controversial graffiti exhibit “Art in the Streets,” which went up in April at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles, (New York Daily News)

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