This Week in Art: 3.14-3.20

Installation view. Louise Despont: Energy Scaffolds and Information Architecture. Courtesy of the Drawing Center.

Installation view of Louise Despont: Energy Scaffolds and Information Architecture, closing this Sunday at the Drawing Center. Courtesy of the Drawing Center.

Paintings worth millions were stolen in Madrid, BP ended its 26-year sponsorship of the Tate, and the Met is opening its Breuer building on Friday. It’s a busy time for art!

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Events & exhibitions



  • Yesterday Hauser & Wirth held the grand opening of their first gallery in LA, Hauser Wirth & Schimmel. The inaugural exhibition Revolution in the Making: Abstract Sculpture by Women, 1947 – 2016 includes work by Ruth Asawa, Louise Bourgeois, Eva Hesse, and Liz Larner.
  • A collaboration with the British Museum, the exhibition Pharaoh: King of Ancient Egypt opened yesterday at the Cleveland Museum of Art.
  • An exhibition celebrating dance is opening on Sunday at the Detroit Institute of Arts. Dance! American Art 1830 – 1960 includes work by John Singer Sargent, Mary Cassatt, Isamu Noguchi, and Jasper Johns.
  • An immersive exhibition of works by Afghan artists opened last week at the Smithsonian’s Sackler Museum of Asian Art in Washington, DC. Turquoise Mountain: Artists Transforming Afghanistan houses the woodwork, calligraphy, ceramics, jewelry, and textiles of artists revitalizing their nation’s cultural legacy.

Last chance! Exhibitions closing this week


It’s impossible to include all the fantastic 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!