This Week in Art 3.20-3.26: Artists Rally Behind the NEA

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This week, more than 230,000 people signed a PEN America petition opposing President Trump’s plan to defund the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH). So far, twelve Art21 artists including Kiki Smith, Cindy Sherman, and Richard Serra have signed.

Also this week:

Events & exhibitions


Potomac, MD

Fayetteville, AR

  • March 24, 7-8pm—Marina Abramović is kicking off the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art’s 2017 Distinguished Speaker Series, intended to “inspire new ways of thinking.” Get tickets.

Phoenix, AZ

  • Yeohlee/Serra, a new exhibition pairing gowns by fashion designer Yeohlee Teng with large-scale prints by Richard Serra opened on Friday at the Phoenix Art Museum where it will remain on view through May 29.

Akron, OH

San Francisco / Bay Area

Naples, Italy

Tel Aviv

  • This is the last week to see Tommy Hartung’s exhibition at Braverman Gallery. Lilith closes tomorrow, March 21.

Reykjavik, Iceland

  • March 16-April 9—Artists Matthew Barney, Ragnar Kjartansson, and Gabríela Friðriksdóttir have collaborated with the Iceland Dance Company to create Sacrifice, a series of performances celebrating modern rituals. [Learn more in the Iceland Monitor.]

It’s impossible to include all the incredible exhibitions and art events happening this week in a single post. If there’s something you feel should have been included in today’s roundup, leave a comment below!