Chihuly, Misrach, Davis

Dale Chihuly and others to be featured at Crystal Bridges Museum in 2017

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Chihuly in 2009. (Steve Jurvetson / Flickr)
Chihuly in 2009. (Steve Jurvetson / Flickr)

The Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Fayetteville, Arkansas, has announced its lineup for the 2017 season of exhibitions. Next year will see American photographer Richard Misrach and Mexican composer Guillermo Galindo’s Border Cantos: Sight & Sound Explorations from the Mexican-American Border; American glass sculptor Dale Chihuly’s In the Forest and In the Gallery, and American painter Stuart Davis’s In Full Swing all exhibited at the museum.

“Crystal Bridges roster of temporary exhibitions for 2017 celebrate a diverse group of artists and media. They offer visitors a variety of ways to embrace the American spirit in gallery and outdoor settings,” said Margi Conrads, Crystal Bridges Director of Curatorial Affairs. “Visitors can explore the complex issues surrounding the US-Mexican border; experience transformative glass installations in the museum and on our grounds; and enjoy more than 100 artworks from a preeminent figure in American Modernism.”

Border Cantos: Sight & Sound Explorations from the Mexican-American Border
Richard Misrach | Guillermo Galindo. February 18 to April 24, 2017. Free. 

Migration has an impact on both people and landscape. Presented in English and Spanish, Border Cantos, sheds light on the complexities of immigration and transforms these issues into resonant works of art, inviting us to bridge boundaries and initiate conversations. The artists created works of photography, sculpture, and sound that document and transform artifacts from the border. Misrach’s large-scale photographs, along with inventory-like grids of smaller photographs, highlight issues surrounding immigration and how they have affected regions and people. Responding to these photographs, Galindo fashioned sound-generating sculptures from items Misrach collected from the border, such as water bottles, Border Patrol “drag tires,” spent shotgun shells, ladders, and sections of the border wall itself.

Chihuly: In the Gallery and In the Forest
June 3 to November 13, 2017. $10.00

Dale Chihuly, an American sculptor, has mastered the translucent and transparent qualities of ice, water, glass and neon, to create works of art that transform the everyday experience. He is globally renowned for his ambitious site-specific installations in public spaces, as well as exhibitions presented in museums and gardens. Crystal Bridges is pleased to present extensive indoor and outdoor installations, featuring new works by the artist, as well as iconic works spanning the breadth of his career.

Chihuly: In the Gallery will be on view in the museum’s temporary exhibition gallery from June 3 to August 14, 2017. Chihuly: In the Forest will be on view in the museum’s north forest from June 3 to November 13, 2017. A special members-only preview will take place May 27 – June 2, 2017. Ticket price: $20 In the Forest and In the Gallery; $10 In the Forest once the gallery portion closes. [Free for Members.]

Stuart Davis: In Full Swing
September 16, 2017 to January 8, 2018. $8.00

This major retrospective will focus on three phases of Davis’s work: From 1927 to 1937, in which he applied the forms of Cubism to still-lifes and landscapes; from 1938 to 1943, during which his work increased in both size and abstraction; and from 1944 to Davis’s death in 1964, in which he invented a new abstract language that merged the aesthetics of advertising and jazz with language, and an American-inspired subject matter.

For more on the museum’s exhibitions, visit their website here.

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