Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville brings back the joy of carefully-curated art with the announcement of its 2021 temporary exhibition schedule and updated 2020 exhibition schedule.
Crystal Bridges announced today that three temporary exhibitions are heading to Bentonville in 2021. The three presentations will include Crystal Bridges-organized exhibitions Crafting America and In American Waters, along with the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art’s Diego Rivera’s America.
“We are excited to tell diverse, inclusive stories about American art through these ambitious exhibitions,” Crystal Bridge’s Chief Curator Austen Barron Bailly says. “The through line with these exhibitions is how artists explore the idea of America. Whether we’re marveling at the skill and individuality of craft through the work of Ruth Asawa, Jeffrey Gibson, and many other talented artists, looking at history through the eyes of renowned artists such as Diego Rivera, or questioning what it means to be ‘in American waters’ through paintings by William Trost Richards, Georgia O’Keeffe or Amy Sherald among many others, we are offering fresh perspectives and expanding ideas about American art.”
Crafting America is set to debut in 2021 from February 6 to May 10. It will revolve around the individuality found within the realm of American Art from the 1940s to now. Although sculptures and traditional art styles will be featured, eccentric pieces ranging from a guitar designed by Prince to jewelry pieces will be displayed.
From November 6, 2021, to January 21, 2022, In American Waters will showcase American artists that have been inspired by the sea and its symbolism in American society. Works from artists such as Georgia O’Keefe, Amy Sherald, Valerie Hegarty and more will be featured.
Diego Rivera’s America, an exhibition developed by the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, showcases the artists’ depiction of human experience during his time in both Mexico and America. The display is premiering at Crystal Bridges in 2021 from June 19 to September 27.
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For a list of current exhibitions, click here.