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.




Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with State of the Art


September is national Hispanic Heritage Month! Visit the current exhibition State of the Art: Discovering American Art Now and see how several Hispanic artists from across the country are celebrating their heritage, contemplating issues, and sparking conversations with their art.  Here are three:   Catalina Delgado-Trunk uses traditional papel picado (cut paper) methods to create


State of the Art in Your Pocket!


State of the Art is open! Get out of your chair, grab your friends and family, and come out to view this remarkable exhibition! But, hey, if you can’t get here right away, we have prepared ways for you to experience State of the Art from wherever you are. State of the Art on Your


A Post-Party Post


Last night was the artist and sponsor reception for State of the Art: Discovering American Art Now.  Some 70 artists whose work is in the exhibition attended.   For those of us who have been working behind the scenes, it was a powerful experience to meet face-to-face the real live people whose names, bios, and artwork