Crystal Bridges to open new contemporary arts venue | Local News – Google Alerts

BENTONVILLE, Ark. — The Momentary, a new contemporary art venue of Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, is set to open to the public on Feb. 22, 2020.

The announcement was made last month by the Northwest Arkansas museum complex, which first announced plans for its satellite venue in 2015. At the same time, museum officials also released their temporary exhibition lineup for 2020, which includes works from artists such as Hank Willis Thomas and Ansel Adams as well as collections from Revolutionary War-era patriot Paul Revere and American craftsmen. Two of the exhibits will be the first to be housed at The Momentary.

“We are excited to begin this new decade exploring art at Crystal Bridges and the soon-to-be-opened Momentary,” said Rod Bigelow, executive director and chief diversity and inclusion officer, in a statement. “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.”

An artist’s rendering shows the exterior of The Momentary, which will open in February 2020. Courtesy | The Momentary

The Momentary, 507 SE E St., will be a “dynamic, innovative, multidisciplinary arts space (to) champion contemporary art’s role in everyday life,” museum officials said. Housed in a 63,000-square-foot former Kraft Foods plant, it will include galleries, studio space for artists, a black box theater, kitchen, cafe,…

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