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The Beyond: Georgia O’Keeffe and Contemporary Art

May 26 – September 3, 2018

Georgia O’Keeffe, The Beyond
Georgia O’Keeffe, The Beyond, 1972, oil on canvas, 30 × 40 in. (76.2 × 101.6 cm). Georgia O’Keeffe Museum, Gift of The Georgia O’Keeffe Foundation (2006.05.460)

Enormous flowers, luscious colors, landscapes, feminine forms, and still lifes. The art of Georgia O’Keeffe has intrigued viewers and artists alike for generations. Now, Crystal Bridges has brought together more than 30 of O’Keeffe’s paintings, plus the work of 20 emerging artists focusing on similar themes.

Don’t miss this one-of-a-kind exhibition, developed by and debuting at Crystal Bridges. Featuring paintings, sculptures, works on paper, photographs, site-specific installations and more, in The Beyond, you’ll enjoy the renowned artwork of Georgia O’Keeffe while discovering a new generation of American artists working today:

Negar Ahkami
Milano Chow
Cynthia Daignault
Sharona Eliassaf
Monica Kim Garza
Loie Hollowell
Pearl C. Hsiung
Louise Jones
Kim Keever
Molly Larkey

Caroline Larsen
Mark Lewis
Wardell Milan
Jennifer Packer
Dylan Gebbia-Richards
Andy Robert
Matthew Ronay
Tschabalala Self
Anna Valdez
Britny Wainwright

Wooden stool

The Beyond: Furniture

In collaboration with the University of Arkansas 3D Advanced Technologies Lab & Vincent Edwards Design, open-source designed furniture was created for the exhibition. Comprised of simple, flat, interlocking parts, the pieces were cut from off-the-shelf sheet material and assembled in the University’s Design Lab. You can create them too! Designs available for download here.

Learn about The Beyond in our blog

Beyond the Gallery: Creating the Beyond Petite Saison
Cans of Beyond Petite Saison beer

Beyond the Gallery: Creating the Beyond Petite Saison

The art itself, with bright colors, organic forms and floral components spurred creative concepts in the brewhouse. The brewmaster, Josiah Moody, was thrilled to start a collaboration in which he…
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Terri and Chuck Erwin, George’s, Mitchell, Williams, Selig, Gates & Woodyard, P.L.L.C., Harriet and Warren Stephens, Stephens Inc., David and Cathy Evans, Blakeman’s Fine Jewelry, The Harrison and Rhonda French Family, Charles and Shannon Holley, Morris Foundation, Inc., JT and Imelda Rose, and Jim and Susan von Gremp.

This exhibition is organized by Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, and was curated by Lauren Haynes, Curator of Contemporary Art, Crystal Bridges; and Chad Alligood, Independent Curator. This exhibition is supported by an indemnity from the Federal Council on the Arts and the Humanities.