This Week in Art 4.24-4.30: Kerry James Marshall Makes “Time” 100 List

Photograph by Broomberg & Chanarin for Time.

This week the art world continued to be centered around Kerry James Marshall, who was just announced as one of Time’s 100 Most Influential People of 2017. Seven-time NBA All-Star and African American art collector Grant Hill wrote the artist’s Time 100 tribute, in which he called Marshall “one of the most influential American artists anywhere.”

Also in Kerry James Marshall news, his 1980 painting A Portrait of the Artist as a Shadow of His Former Self  has been credited as inspiration for the cover art of Frank Ocean’s latest single, Lens.

Also this week:

Events & exhibitions

New York City

Ithaca, NY

Beacon, NY

  • Saturday, April 29, 2:30pm—Dia:Beacon is holding a book launch event to celebrate the release of Robert Ryman. Two of the artist’s sons, Cordy and Ethan Ryman, will be speaking with Dia deputy director and chief curator, Courtney J. Martin about the new book.

Bennington, VT

Amherst, MA



  • William Kentridge’s immersive film installation More Sweetly Play the Dance is making its North American debut at the Cincinnati Art Museum this week. The 2015 installation will be on view April 26–November 5, 2017.



  • This is the last week to see Richard Serra: Prints at the Nasher Sculpture Center. The exhibition closes this Sunday, April 30.

Spokane, WA



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!