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This Week in Art 3.13-3.19: Theaster Gates Axes a Painting

Photo courtesy of the National Gallery of Art.

Last week, Season 8 artist Theaster Gates took an ax to one of his paintings at the National Gallery of Art in D.C. The sliced black canvas is entitled Flat Bush, and explores the artist’s interest in laborers’ skills, like for example, swinging an ax. The piece is one of ten in a new solo exhibition entitled The Minor Arts, on view through September 4, 2017.

In other news this week:

Events & exhibitions

New York City


Washington D.C.

Minneapolis, MN

Palm Springs, CA

Los Angeles

Wiesbaden, Germany



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!

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