Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville on Wednesday released its 2022 temporary exhibition schedule.
The museum will unveil its first fashion exhibition, Fashioning America: Grit to Glamour; its first architecture exhibition, Architecture at Home; and The Dirty South: Contemporary Art, Material Culture, and the Sonic Impulse, organized by the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts. The museum also announced the return of North Forest Lights this fall for a third season.
“We look forward to the significant firsts in our 2022 program and celebrate the fact that these exhibitions dynamically expand our exploration of American art and architecture,” said Austen Barron Bailly, chief curator, in a press release. “Examining the innovative images and sounds of Black culture in the American South and the ingenuity of American fashion reveals the relevance and influence worldwide of American artists and designers of all backgrounds. With Architecture at Home, we are eager to make the themes of contemporary American architecture as accessible to audiences as the subjects of our art exhibitions have become at Crystal Bridges.”
Rod Bigelow, executive director and chief diversity & inclusion officer at the museum, said Crystal Bridges is pushing itself to bring new art experiences and attract new visitors in 2022.
“We are excited about the ways in which the art and themes of The Dirty South and Fashioning America can inspire audiences in the galleries and beyond. In addition to art and nature, architecture is a core pillar of our offerings at Crystal Bridges, and we look forward to joining the dialogue around sustainable housing through Architecture at Home,” he said.
For a complete list of current and planned exhibitions, visit CrystalBridges.org.