BENTONVILLE, Ark. (KNWA/KFTA) — Crystal Bridges Museum of American Artwork introduced the debut of a brand new exhibit, Crafting America, opening in Bentonville on Saturday, February 6.
Crafting America, which shall be on view from February 6 to Might 31, 2021, is the primary exhibition at Crystal Bridges devoted “to the topic of contemporary and modern craft,” based on a launch from the museum on Friday.
It would function over 120 objects constituted of supplies equivalent to wooden, glass, fiber, ceramics, steel and extra, from greater than 98 American artists, telling the story of craft in the USA from the Forties to at this time.
The exhibit was co-created by Jen Padgett, affiliate curator, Crystal Bridges, and Glenn Adamson, visitor curator and scholar of craft, design historical past, and modern artwork, based on the museum’s launch.
“There are a lot of other ways to have a look at craft, however for our functions, craft is expert making on a human scale,” mentioned Padgett. “This exhibition permits us to inform a extra expansive story about American artwork as a result of craft has lengthy been an accessible artwork kind for ladies, folks of coloration, immigrants, Indigenous peoples, veterans, and different marginalized communities. This exhibition highlights a spread of mediums and explores how artists have engaged with and reinvented conventional methods of creating.”
The exhibition shall be organized into 4 components: Introduction/What’s Craft, Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness.
Timed tickets are available to the public for $12, whereas admission is free for museum members, Supplemental Vitamin Help Program (SNAP) members, veterans, and youth ages 18 and beneath.
Crafting America will journey to the Jule Collins Smith Museum of High-quality Artwork at Auburn College, June 29 by way of September 12, 2021, after it closes at Crystal Bridges.