Art in the Ozarks: New Exhibitions

Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art and the Momentary in Bentonville are kicking off major gallery exhibitions in February!




Crystal Bridges is hosting Crafting America, on view from Feb. 6 – May 31, 2021.

Crafting America celebrates the skill and individuality of craft within the broad context of American art. From jewelry to furniture to sculptures and more, this exhibition is dazzling and full of surprises!

Featuring over 100 works in ceramics, fiber, wood, metal, glass, and more unexpected materials, Crafting America presents a diverse and inclusive story of American craft from the 1940s to today.

Craft has long been a realm accessible to the broadest range of individuals, providing an opportunity to explore personal creativity, innovation, and technical skill. This exhibition explores the backgrounds and perspectives in craft from the work of Indigenous artists – to new points of view brought by immigrants to the United States.

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At the Momentary:

Derrick Adams: Sanctuary Feb. 20 – June 6, 2021 Sanctuary takes its inspiration from The Negro Motorist Green Book, known today as The Green Book, to reimagine safe destinations for the Black American traveler in an exhibition featuring mixed-media collage and sculpture.

Sarah Cain: In Nature Feb. 13 – May 30, 2021 Featuring 10 artworks by Los Angeles-based visual artist Sarah Cain, the exhibition includes colorful, abstract works on canvas, functional floor paintings, sculpture, a stained-glass window and a repurposed dresser.

Diana Al-Hadid: Ash in the Trade Winds Feb. 27 – June 13, 2021 Featuring 10 works by Syrian American artist Diana Al-Hadid, all created between 2018 and 2021, many of which will be shown for the first time in a contemporary art space.

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Photo credits, Cover: Ash in the Trade Winds, Diana Al-Hadid, Diana Al-Hadid: Ash in the Trade Winds. Top (from left): Chest of Drawers, Wendell Castle, 1962, Crafting America; ¿Qué me ves? (What Are You Looking At?), Einar and Jamex de la Torre, 2007, Crafting America; IN NUMBERS TOO BIG TO IGNORE, Jeffrey Gibson, 2016, Crafting America. Bottom: Keep Your Head Down and Your Eyes Open, Derrick Adams, Derrick Adams: Sanctuary.





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