Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art has announced the opening date for the Momentary, its new contemporary art space. The satellite location is scheduled to open February 22, 2020.
Following the opening of the Momentary opens, the space will feature two exhibitions, State of the Art II and Nick Cave: Until.
State of the Art II, which is also being held at Crystal Bridges, is a new exhibition that expands upon 2014’s State of the Art: Discovering American Art Now, a project in which Crystal Bridges curators traveled throughout America searching for artists. The exhibition featured 102 artists and was the subject of a PBS documentary.
The new exhibition features a new team that will be searching for a new selection of artists and artworks. It will run from February 22-May 24.
Nick Cave: Until is a project by noted artist Nick Cave, who is creating a space comprised of thousands of wind spinners, featuring images of guns, bullets and targets, along with a “cloudscape encrusted in ceramic birds, beaded flowers and cast-iron lawn jockeys.”
Until will run from July 18, 2020 to January 2, 2021.
Nick Cave, Until, 2016
In addition, Crystal Bridges will be hosting four new exhibitions:Hank Willis Thomas: All Things Being Equal…, Ansel Adams: In Our Time, Beyond Midnight: Paul Revere and Craft (working title). These exhibitions will run, respectively, from February 8-April 20, 2020; May 23-September 7,2020; July 4-October 11, 2020; and October 10, 2020-February 1, 2021.
“We are excited to begin this new decade exploring art at Crystal Bridges and the soon-to-be opened Momentary,” said Rod Bigelow, Crystal Bridges executive director & chief diversity and inclusion officer. “Whether the artists are familiar to our visitors or completely unknown, these exhibitions look at history, our natural landscape, art movements, and current culture through a broad set of objects and perspectives. The 2020 line up highlights award-winning artists such as Hank Willis Thomas and Nick Cave, and up-and-coming artists whose work will be featured in State of the Art II, the prolific photographer, Ansel Adams and so many more.”
Images courtesy of Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art