Friday, January 16, 2015

State of the Art

Aaron and I recently had a really fun date night. We went to Crystal Bridges Museum's State of the Art exhibit. It started in September and is leaving on the 19th of this month.

The result of this unprecedented journey is a one-of-a-kind exhibition that draws from every region of the US, offering an unusually diverse look at American art. State of the Art brings together the artwork of more than 100 artists, ranging from works on canvas and paper to photography and video to installation and performance art, and more. The exhibition examines the ways in which today’s artists are informed by the past, innovating with materials old and new, and engaging deeply with issues relevant to our times.

I thought it would be fun to share some of my favorites with you! You can click above and go to the State of the Art website and check out the art there.


A bunch of seconhand romance novels! I love to read so this one tickled me.


You know I loved this one and of course had to get a picture with it. A marble sewing machine. Pretty amazing!


This one was called Through the Looking Glass. Super cool but what I love most is the sweet little girl Aaron captured in the photo. Definitely an exhibit to take older kids too! They would love it!


I have no clue what this is and honestly I didn't really think it was anything spectacular but Aaron was being a total creeper so I had to snap a picture!


This was another one of my favorites. It is called Geolocation and is a series of photographs that were taken after using GPS information to track a tweet. The artist would go to the location where the tweet was sent and take photographs. Such a cool concept I thought. Check out their website [here] to learn more and see all their photographs.

Because, who wouldn't love a low-rider pinata?


So this one was so cool. It was a room that was set up like any normal (1950's) living room. Tiny little cables were attached to everything in the room and attached to a motor behind that wall. Very very slowly, over months, all the items were pulled to the center of the room. Go [here] to see the video of the Slow Room in motion.


The State of the Art exhibit was so awesome. I'm so glad we decided to go. So worth it. So much great art and great time for just the two of us! If you are NWA local you should try to go before it leaves next week! It's free, so it's a great date night activity and if you hate it then oh well, all you've wasted is time. Ha!

TGIF! Happy Weekend :)


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