SEP 13 2014 – JAN 19 2015

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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.

Programs

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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Ships that Pass in the Night: “State of the Art” In Downtown Bentonville

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A large array of lights was recently lifted to the roof of the Arvest Bank building in downtown Bentonville this week. Occasional evening visitors to the Bentonville Square may not have noticed the lights because most of the time, they are dark.   However, once in a while … perhaps only three or four times

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What is that thing in the lower pond??

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Our Guest Services team is hearing a lot of that question lately. You can’t blame guests for asking:  there is, after all, a big yellow, red, and blue…thing…afloat in the middle of the pond:   Well, that thing is a work of art by Cleveland, Ohio-based artist Jimmy Kuehnle, one of the artists included in

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Shouting to the World: An Interview with Randy Regier

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Randy Regier, b. 1964Studio in Wichita, KS State of the Art artist Randy Regier is a talker. He’s also a tinkerer, a thinker, a reader, a cynic, a seeker, and a comic. A conversation with him is an entertaining and thought-provoking ride that alternates between irreverent humor (like when he jokingly tells me he’s not

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