France Gives Asylum to Art Threatened by ISIS, Brooklyn Museum Picketed, and More

AACHEN, GERMANY - MAY 14: French President Francois Hollande speaks during the International Charlemange Prize Of Aachen 2015 (Der Internationale Karlspreis zu Aachen) on May 14, 2015 in Aachen, Germany. The International Charlemagne Prize, one of the most prestigious European prizes, is awarded once a year since 1950 by the city of Aachen to people for distinguished service on behalf of European unification. (Photo by Sascha Steinbach/Getty Images)
French President François Hollande. (Photo: Sascha Steinbach/Getty Images)

French president François Hollande announced on Tuesday at a UNESCO conference that the country would grant asylum to cultural artworks at risk of being damaged or destroyed by ISIS.

A profile of the Ryman family: Painter Robert Ryman (known for his stark white canvases which now sell for millions at auction), and sons Ethan, Will and Cordy (all of them artists too). The Elder has a major retrospective exhibition opening on December 9 with the Dia Foundation in Chelsea.

Versailles is not not the only great palace in Europe to make space for contemporary Art. Here’s a look at contemporary exhibitions at Blenheim Palace in Oxfordshire by artist Laurence Weiner and Jan Farbe at Brussels’ Royal Palace.

Germany’s Kunsthalle Mannheim says it has found 18 Nazi-looted artworks in its collection, including works by Laslo Maholy-Nagy and Edgar Degas.

Protestors gathered outside the Brooklyn Museum on Tuesday morning to voice opposition against the museum hosting the annual Brooklyn Real Estate Summit, which this year focuses on gentrification.

France Gives Asylum to Art Threatened by ISIS, Brooklyn Museum Picketed, and More