New Crystal Bridges Exhibit Grabbing Attention in Downtown Bentonville

By Joseph Holloway | jholloway@knwa.com

Published 08/29 2014 10:05AM

Updated 08/29 2014 07:05PM

BENTONVILLE -- Crystal Bridges has unveiled its new "State of the Art" exhibit.
As for where you'll find the exhibit, here's the catch: some of its pieces in the middle of Downtown Bentonville.

The exhibit was not an easy make. The curators traveled across the country, logging more than one hundred thousand mile. Their work resulted in 102 artists displaying their art in Northwest Arkansas.
A lot of work went into bringing this exhibit to life, culminating in the largest exhibit the museum has shown in its history.

"We visited 1,000 artists in their studios all across the country and chose over a hundred to feature at the museum," said Chad Alligood, project co-curator. "We'll have 227 artworks, from paintings to sculpture, installations and beyond."

You'll find other pieces of the exhibit on site at the museum in Bentonville and a couple of the pieces just off main street in the square.
The museum exhibit will be unveiled in its entirety September 13 on the grounds of Crystal Bridges.

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