SEP 13 2014 – JAN 19 2015





The Journey

The ultimate road trip, to a thousand destinations, for one unforgettable exhibition. In 2013, Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art’s curatorial team hit the road to investigate what’s happening in American art today. Over the course of a year, the team logged more than 100,000 miles, crisscrossing the United States to visit nearly 1,000 artists.

Traveling to communities large and small, the Museum sought to discover artists whose work has not yet been fully recognized on a national level. On their travels, museum curators conducted hundreds of hours of one-on-one conversations with artists in their studios.

The Exhibition

The result of this unprecedented journey is a one-of-a-kind exhibition that draws from every region of the US, offering an unusually diverse look at American art. State of the Art brings together the artwork of more than 100 artists, ranging from works on canvas and paper to photography and video to installation and performance art, and more. The exhibition examines the ways in which today’s artists are informed by the past, innovating with materials old and new, and engaging deeply with issues relevant to our times.


Member Preview » State of the Art: Discovering American Art Now
Crystal Bridges Members enjoy a free first look at this groundbreaking exhibition featuring the work of 100 artists from around [...]
Fri, Sep 12, 2014 9:00 AM
Afterschool Art Class » Artists of Today
Thursdays, September 11, 18, and 25, 4 to 5:30 pm  Discover contemporary art in this fun, multi-media afterschool class! Media and [...]
Thu, Sep 11, 2014 4:00 PM


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