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Big Happy: A Momentary Utopia | Wanda Raimundi-Ortiz

Music/Performance Party
Great Hall Offsite Orchard Trail Walker Landing
Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art is closed today, Monday, January 30 due to inclement weather. Any programs, tours, lectures or classes will not be held. If you are a ticket holder for a tour or an event today, we’ll contact you about rescheduling.

Join artist Wanda Raimundi-Ortiz for an afternoon of participatory performances, presented as the finale of our focus exhibition Entre/Between.

Together with collaborators Ayana Evans and Tsedaye Makonnen, Raimundi-Ortiz will create an environment where all are welcomed to celebrate the transition from winter to spring together. Grab a bicycle and dress yourself in your most creative outfit and join the artists on a critical mass—a bike ride where cyclists bike together on the streets to advocate for bike commuting and road safety.

The critical mass will start at Crystal Bridges at the Great Hall and then make its way across town to the Momentary. Upon arriving, the artists will award prizes for the most creative costumes and bikes before moving into an afternoon of performances. You’ll also be invited to close out the evening by becoming a performer yourself and joining a friendly competition of Karaoke Survivor, hosted by the artists.

We hope to see you there.

Free, tickets required. Reserve your spot online or by calling Guest Services at (479) 657-2335 today.

About the Artist

Wanda Raimundi-Ortiz is an interdisciplinary visual artist whose work pulls from 17th and 18th-century European portraiture, comic books, sketch comedy, folkloric dance, and installation to address race, bias, trauma, and healing. Her work has been exhibited in numerous venues such as the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery, National Museum of Women in the Arts, Museum of Arts and Design, Garage Museum Moscow, Orlando Museum of Art, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Gyeongnam Art Museum, Museo de Arte de Puerto Rico; and at the Manifesta biennial, and the Performa biennial. Her work has been covered by numerous media outlets, including Art in America ArtNews, PBS, NPR, The New York Times, and The Washington Post. She earned her MFA from Rutgers University Mason Gross School of Art and also attended the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture. She currently serves as board member for the College Art Association, where she’s committed to addressing invisible workloads on faculty of color.

About Entre/Between

This event is a part of our focus exhibition Entre/Between, a multi-sited exhibition presenting works that speak to Latinx histories living within and between the United States. Surveying a visual history from 1851 to the present, the exhibition consists of paintings, photos, sculpture, works on paper, and video exhibited at Crystal Bridges, while video works and performances will be featured at the Momentary. Learn more.

Entre/Between is sponsored by Phillips.