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“The ability of democratizing the arts… making it available to more people, and giving people a chance to develop their own talents, will be one of the most important strategies we can pursue to build a future we can all share and live with.”—President Bill Clinton


Since the opening of State of the Art on September 13, the art world has been abuzz about the significance of Crystal Bridges’ unprecedented approach to discovering and exhibiting contemporary art.


The Summit at Crystal Bridges
On October 7, more than 200 leaders in business, art, philanthropy, and education convened at Crystal Bridges to view the exhibition and discuss the role of art in a changing America.


Hear what they had to say:
Click here to watch videos of sessions from the Summit featuring speakers and panelists including Maya LinArianna Huffington, and others. Additional videos will be added as they become available.


Join the Conversation:
The State of the Art Symposium:  November 14 and 15, 2014
Join us at Crystal Bridges for part two of this ongoing discussion, a free public symposium featuring artists’ talks, panel discussions, and lectures by artists featured in State of the Art in conversation with curators, the community, and with you.


State of the Art: Discovering American Art Now is on view through January 19, 2015.