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Member Spotlight: Deborah Wright

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“I have met great people at Crystal Bridges, from the staff, to the volunteers and the great people that visit.”

What made you decide to become a Member of Crystal Bridges?

I was a Gallery Guide volunteer way before the Museum opened, and based on what I was learning about the Museum, I knew I wanted to become a Member.

 

How has Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art impacted you and your family?
The region as a whole?

I was very happy to learn that the Museum was opening up in Northwest Arkansas. I am from Chicago, and the museums in that city are a big part of the culture. Crystal Bridges has really brought a lot of different people from the region together. There is a lot of pride.

 

What benefit of Membership do you appreciate the most and why?

I like the Director’s Receptions that are held before the exhibitions open to the public. I also like the travel opportunities that are being developed.

 

Are there particular artworks or galleries that are special to you?
Which ones and why?

I like Synchromy: Au Café by Stanton Macdonald Wright and Eat Meat by Lynda Benglis. Learning about these unconventional works of art has helped me appreciate them.

 

Why do feel art is important—for individuals, families, communities?

I think art is important to everyone because there are great stories associated with great works of art. A lot of what was happening in the world is told through art.

 

If you could have lunch with any artist from the Crystal Bridges collection,
who would it be, and why?

It would be Lynda Benglis. I would like to know her thought process on how she gets the ideas for her works of art.

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