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Watch Party » State of the Art Documentary on PBS
Remember the State of the Art: Discovering American Art Now exhibition at Crystal Bridges? It was based on a journey in which museum curators visited over 1,000 artists across the country and created an exhibition featuring 102 of these artists whose work had not yet been recognized on a national level. This groundbreaking exhibition is now the subject of a one-hour documentary produced by the Arkansas Educational Television Network premiering nationally on PBS Friday evening, April 26th, at 8 p.m. CST. Funding for “State of the Art” was provided in part by the Willard and Pat Walker Charitable Foundation Inc.
Filmmakers Brent and Craig Renaud captured the personal stories of seven diverse artists featured in State of the Art, traveling from the woods of North Carolina to the deserts of Nevada, the backstreets of Pittsburgh to the foothills of Arkansas and the riverbanks of New Orleans.
Join us in the Great Hall for the national debut of this powerful film. Prior to the viewing, a panel discussion, hosted by Crystal Bridges curator Lauren Haynes and featuring State of the Art curator Chad Alligood and artists Linda Lopez and Carl Joe Williams, will delve into what it’s like to create art, films, and exhibitions today. Drinks and a cash bar will be available.
Free, register online or with Guest Services.