Morning Links: Miami Five Edition

A detail from "Por Quien Merece Amor" by Antonio Guerrero, one of the "Miami Five." (Courtesy the Guardian)

At Berlin Biennale political art takes center stage as birch trees from Auschwitz in Poland are placed around the city as a living memorial. [Reuters]

Elizabeth Sackler announces major donation during Brooklyn Museum gala. [NYT]

Kraftwerk ends MoMA retrospective. “I believe I’ve spent more time in the Donald B. and Catherine C. Marron Atrium than anyone besides Marina Abramović.” [Rolling Stone]

“A new study shows that the Cleveland Museum of Art is more than a treasure house of masterpieces. It’s a nonprofit business expected to generate roughly $140 million in economic activity in Cuyahoga County by the end of its 2012 fiscal year on June 30.” []

A 16th-century work by Girolamo Romano, illegally auctioned by the Vichy government in 1941, has been returned to the heirs of its last owner. [Washington Post]

Antonio Manfredi has burned art at the Casoria Contemporary Art Museum in Italy for the second straight day, protesting museum-funding cuts in the nation. [HuffPo]

Barry Walker, the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston’s former curator of modern and contemporary art has died at the age of 67. He also helped establish its prints and drawings department. [Houston Chronicle]

Two Cuban artists, currently imprisoned in a high security penitentiary in the U.S. as members of the so-called Miami Five, are the subject of a new exhibition in London’s West End. [Guardian]

Morning Links: Miami Five Edition