This Week in Art 7.31-8.6: “Big Science” Named One of the 150 Greatest Albums by Women

Laurie Anderson’s Big Science album cover, 1982.

Last week NPR Music named Laurie Anderson’s debut album one of the 150 greatest albums made by women. Titled Big Science and released in 1982, the album came in at number 80 on the list, alongside the likes of The Runaways, Patti Smith, and Lauryn Hill. Also this week:

Events & exhibitions

New York City

Southampton, NY




  • Roni Horn concluded 2017’s Artists Select series at the Clyfford Still Museum, curating a new exhibition of Still’s paintings from the mid-1940s to the end of his career. On view through September 24. [Read a review in The Denver Post.]

Billings, MT



Los Angeles

  • Over the Rainbow, a new exhibition at Praz-Delavallade gallery, celebrates confrontational LGBTQ art and features work by John Giorno, Nan Goldin, Robert Mapplethorpe, and Catherine Opie among others. On view through August 26.