Artworks Of Color

Crystal Bridges’ 2018 choices intended to instigate conversations

Posted: October 6, 2017 at 1 a.m.

Courtesy Crystal Bridges Museum “Hopefully [‘Soul of a Nation’] will allow people to think about contemporary art, and art in general, in a different way — by placing it more in the context of the times and realizing that’s something that continues to happen,” shares Lauren Haynes, contemporary art curator at Crystal Bridges Museum in Bentonville. “Soul of a Nation: Art in the Age of Black Power” is the first temporary exhibition of the 2018 schedule, on display Feb. 3-April 23.

By then a few months into its sixth year of operation, Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art will host the first of its three temporary exhibitions of 2018. "Soul of a Nation: Art in the Age of Black Power, "a dive into the experience of black artists in America from the 1960s through the 1980s will make the first of only two state-side stops from Feb. 3 to April 23.

Courtesy Crystal Bridges Museum “One of the things I’m most excited by in this exhibition is someone who is very familiar with, say, ‘Jimson Weed,’ on...

Courtesy Shan Goshorn “This group of artists take native traditions and really twist it and push it to the max,” says Mindy Besaw, co-curator of “Nati...

Courtesy Crystal Bridges Museum “The [exhibition] really came from this idea of art not being created in a vacuum,” says curator Lauren Haynes of the ...


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2018 Exhibition Schedule

“Soul of a Nation: Art in the Age of Black Power” — Feb. 3-April23

“Georgia O’Keeffe and Contemporary Art” — May 26-Sept. 3

“Native North America” — Oct. 6-Jan. 7, 2019

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