This Week in Art: 3.7-3.13

Nicolas Henry Jeaurat de Bertry. Artist's palette with brushes, 1756. Oil on canvas , 45.7 x 55.5 cm. Exhibited by Derek Johns Ltd at TEFAF Maastricht.

Nicolas Henry Jeaurat de Bertry. Artist’s palette with brushes, 1756. Oil on canvas, 45.7 x 55.5 cm. Exhibited by Derek Johns Ltd at TEFAF Maastricht.

This week our roundup broadens its scope, bringing you art world news and ART21 artist updates, along with events and exhibitions happening in NYC and around the globe.

  • The director of the Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg believes the collection of artifacts in museums worldwide will make it possible to rebuild Palmyra, the ancient Syrian city destroyed by ISIS.
  • A graduate student at the M.I.T. Media Lab, Marcelo Coelho, collaborated with the artist Vik Muniz to draw the image of a castle on a single grain of sand using an electron microscope with a focused ion beam.
  • Still have your ex’s old t-shirt? The Museum of Broken Relationships is opening in Los Angeles in May and they’re accepting any and all relationship memorabilia that is just as painful to keep as it is to throw away.

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Events & exhibitions



  • Feeling nostalgic? Don’t Look Back: The 1990s at MOCA is opening this Saturday at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles.
  • The 1623 book that saved eighteen of Shakespeare’s plays including Julius Caesar and Macbeth, will be on view in the new exhibition First Folio!, opening tomorrow March 8th at the Detroit Institute of Arts.


  • Human Scale, a new exhibition that explores the evolving relationship between sculpture and the body is opening at the National Gallery of Canada this Friday, March 11th.
  • TEFAF Maastricht (The European Fine Art Fair) opens this Friday for its 35th edition in the Netherlands. The ten-day fair features work from 250+ galleries.

With an international focus, it’s impossible to include all the fantastic exhibitions and art events happening this week. If there’s something you feel should have been included in today’s roundup, leave a comment below!