Brooklyn Museum Real Estate Summit Sparks Debate, Speed Museum to Reopen, and More

NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 04: Exterior view of the Brooklyn Museum during the Brooklyn Museum's Sackler Center First Awards at Brooklyn Museum on June 4, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Desiree Navarro/WireImage)

The Brooklyn Museum. (Photo: Desiree Navarro/WireImage)

All eyes are on the Brooklyn Museum, which is set to host a real estate conference focused on gentrification on November 17. Those in opposition of the museum hosting the conference, which includes artists and several activist groups, object to the museum (and the art world at large) supporting development efforts that could make Brooklyn neighborhoods too expensive for the residents and artists that already live there to stay. The museum has issued a statement, which says: “By renting the museum for this event, we are not expressing opinions regarding the matters discussed in the conference. We have shared the concerns raised by artists and members of the community with the Summit organizers. We look forward to the opportunity for more dialogue.”

German government officials have approved the first staged of an amendment to the country’s cultural protection legislation, which would enforce stricter export regulations on artworks leaving the EU.

The Institute of Contemporary Art Miami has set the date for breaking ground on its newly designed museum building in the Design District for November 16.

Speed Art Museum is nearly ready to reopen after a $60 million renovation.

So will Paris’ Rodin Museum, which is set to reopen after a much-needed improvements to the aging townhouse that has housed the sculptor’s work since 1919. The museum will open its doors on November 12, the 175th birthday of the artist.

Brooklyn Museum Real Estate Summit Sparks Debate, Speed Museum to Reopen, and More