Iconic images illuminate current social issues through a contemporary lens.
By Glenda Rice Collins
Bentonville, Ark., USA — With memorable images of vast American landscapes now threatened with climate change and exploitation, Ansel Adams in Our Time continues at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, through January 3, 2021. The changing landscapes are now reflected among works by his notable peers, past and present.
“All Art is Political” –Hank Willis Thomas
By Glenda Rice Collins (Updated February 28, 2020)
Bentonville, Arkansas, USA — While a continuing celebration of community and diversity swirled around Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art (CB) last weekend, as The Momentary, a new satellite museum venue for contemporary art debuted, –political themes loomed large within State of the Art 2020, the new venue’s inaugural exhibition, currently housed within both CB museum locations. Time Being named the theme for diverse performances at the newly re-purposed Kraft cheese factory, located near the popular 8th Street Market food hub, hangout destination. The synergy now expands!
By Glenda Rice Collins, Arts Columnist
Bentonville, Ark., USA–Today marks the fifth anniversary of Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, as live performances and special events continue to also reflect the current exhibition, The Art of American Dance, which continues through January 16, 2017. Continue reading
By Glenda Rice Collins, published November 12, 2015
BENTONVILLE, Ark., USA — As Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art readies to host the Picturing the Americas International Symposium this weekend, in conjunction with the ongoing exhibition Picturing the Americas: Landscape Painting from Tierra del Fuego to the Arctic, a newly-reconstructed Frank Lloyd Wright Usonian-style gem awaits public visitation.
Unique Wyeth and Warhol exhibitions continue through October 5 in Arkansas
By Glenda Rice Collins, Published October 2, 2015
BENTONVILLE, Ark., USA — “The eyes are the hard part,” says the Jamie Wyeth character in David Rush’s award-winning drama, Nureyev’s Eyes. An inspired reading of the play was featured last week at a “Live Arts – Dance” event in the Great Hall of Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art — concluding with an audience ‘standing ovation.’ Continue reading
By Glenda Rice Collins, for The Oklahoman
Published: January 4, 2015
BENTONVILLE, Ark. — “We cannot deny the politics in the clothing we wear,” said Oklahoma City artist/photographer Eyakem Gulilat, who was born in 1976. “Can you imagine a politician without a suit and tie?”