Artists Flock to Standing Rock, UK Army to Recruit Monuments Men

Members of the Standing Rock Sioux tribe and their supporters gather in a circle in the center of camp to hear speakers and singers, at a protest encampment near Cannon Ball, North Dakota where members of the tribe and their supporters have gathered to voice their opposition to the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL).

Members of the Standing Rock Sioux tribe and their supporters at a protest encampment near Cannon Ball, North Dakota. Robyn Beck/AFP/Getty Images

Artists join the fight to stop the Dakota Access Pipeline at Standing Rock. Hyperallergic’s Hrag Vartanian speaks with artists at the Oceti Sakowin Camp in North Dakota who are making work in solidarity with pipeline protestors.

The U.K. army is hiring “Monuments Men” for the 21st-century. The ministry of defense may soon start recruiting a small outfit of between 15 and 20 people to protect cultural heritage that is in danger of being destroyed.

Two of the New York’s art world’s hottest eateries open Florida outposts. Saint Ambroeus debuted a new restaurant in Palm Beach and the Smile is now open for business in Miami’s Design District.

Jorge Perez gives $15 million to the Perez Art Museum Miami. The real estate developer and arts philanthropist has gifted new funds to the museum which bears his name for the acquisition of works by Latin American artists, as well as 200 works from his personal collection of Cuban art.

Gerhard Richter has a habit of destroying his own art. The German artist has destroyed over 60 works through the years.

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