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. (November 2016)
The year 1977 in art involved some significant events and new works.
- April 19 – Yale Center for British Art gallery, designed by Louis Kahn (died 1974), opens to the public in New Haven, Connecticut, United States.
- May 8–24 – Suzanne Lacy's extended performance piece about rape, Three Weeks in May takes place in Los Angeles.
- September 12 – American poet Robert Lowell dies having suffered a heart attack in the back of a cab in New York City while returning to his ex-wife Elizabeth Hardwick carrying a portrait of his current wife Lady Caroline Blackwood by her first husband Lucian Freud.
- Starr Kempf constructs the first of his "wind sculptures".
- documenta 6 takes place.
- Douglas Crimp curates "Pictures," featuring Jack Goldstein, Cindy Sherman, Sherrie Levine and others, at Artists Space in New York.
- Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art in Iran, designed by Kamran Diba, is inaugurated.
- Retrospective of Valentine Hugo at the Centre Culturel Thibaud de Champagne, Troyes.
- Retrospective of Frida Kahlo at the Instituto Nacional de Bellas Artes, Mexico City.
- 27 April – Charles Alston, American artist, muralist, and teacher (b. 1907).
- 27 June – Ivan Tabaković, Serbian painter (b. 1898)
- 3 July – Gertrude Abercrombie, American painter (b. 1909).
- 21 July – Lee Miller, American photographer (b. 1907).
- 23 August – Naum Gabo, Russian sculptor (b. 1890).
- 11 September – Augustus Dunbier, American painter (b. 1888).
- 23 September – John Nash, English painter, illustrator, and engraver (b. 1893).
- 20 October – Marie-Thérèse Walter, mistress of Pablo Picasso (b. 1909).
- 4 November – Keith Vaughan, English painter (b. 1912) (suicide).
- 5 November – René Goscinny, French comic book author, editor and humorist (b. 1926).
- 21 December – Seán Keating, Irish romantic-realist painter (b. 1889).
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- ^ Fryd, Vivien Green (Spring 2007). "Suzanne Lacy's Three Weeks in May: Feminist Activist Performance Art as "Expanded Public Pedagogy"". NWSA Journal. The Johns Hopkins University Press. 19 (1): 23–38. JSTOR 4317229.