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Posted at 08:30 AM ET, 07/05/2011

Paris Haute Couture Fashion Week Begins with Dior Disappointment; Joffrey Ballet Season Postponed


British designer John Galliano acknowledges the public after the Christian Dior Spring-Summer 2011 Haute Couture Collection Show on January 24, 2011, in Paris. AFP PHOTO/Francois Guillot (Photo credit should read FRANCOIS GUILLOT/AFP/Getty Images) (FRANCOIS GUILLOT - AFP/GETTY IMAGES)
Disappointment: Paris Haute Couture Fashion Week begins with a disappointing Dior collection, the house’s first show in 15 years without its disgraced former creative director John Galliano. (AP via Washington Post)

Displayed: Samuel Morse’s painting ‘Gallery of the Louvre’ is on loan to the National Gallery until July 8. It is on view in the museum’s West Wing. (Washington Post)

Agreements: Brandeis University’s Rose Art Museum, whose collection university trustees had voted to sell in 2009, announced a legal settlement that will keep the museum open without putting art up for sale. (The Art Newspaper)

Museum Trends: Fashion displays at museums are receiving international audiences and becoming a global phenomenon. (New York Times)

Giving: The African bank Guaranty Trust Bank in Lagos, Nigeria, has announced an endowment for the Tate Modern museum in London to promote African art. (New York Times)

Still Here: The director of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History has agreed to stay on at the museum until mid-August before retiring after nine years. (AP via Washington Post)

Disputes: The first part of the Joffrey Ballet season has been canceled because the dancers’ union has failed to agree on a new contract. (Chicago Sun-Times)

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