past exhibition

State of the Art 2020: Locate

October 20, 2022 – February 12, 2023

JooYoung Choi
Time for You and Joy to Get Acquainted, 2017
Wooden armature, fabric, polyfoam
108 x 115 x 85 in.
Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentonville, Arkansas, 2020.28

The special exhibition State of the Art 2020: Locate explores how different people see themselves in our society. Definitions of family, ethnicity, and community are increasingly fluid and changeable. These shifts, and the unveiling of suppressed cultural histories, have made it challenging for some to develop a sense of belonging. The artists shown here explore how relationships, families, neighborhood, and even hidden forces shape us as individuals.

Organized by Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, State of the Art 2020: Locate features 20 artists and 32 works of art in all media.

Opening Day Guided Exhibition Tour:
Thursday, October 20
6 pm
Free exhibition tour for all guests and members as part of our Art After Work series. Tour meets in the lobby.
*Museum open late until 9 pm on Thursday, October 20

State of the Art 2020: Locate is organized by Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentonville, Arkansas.

The national tour of State of the Art 2020 is sponsored by Bank of America, with additional support from Art Bridges.

Generous support has been provided by Joseph and Carol Morrow.

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past exhibitions

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artist in residence

Our Artist-in-Residence (AIR) program invites artists to live and work at the museum. While in residence, artists consider the collection and community, and refresh our perspectives on the role of the museum. The program is central to the Currier Museum’s mission of connecting our audiences with art and creative thinking, whether of the past or the future. We hope to learn from our visiting artists – and be surprised by their perspectives.

Artists working in all media participate in the AIR program, which has three main components: 1) an open call to support emerging artists making socially engaged art; 2) an invitational through which artists are selected to develop special projects, commissions, or exhibitions; and 3) artist-led, community-centered public art projects in the city of Nashua, NH.


Open Call for Artist in Residence Applications

Our annual open call is currently live from October 1 – December 1, 2022. Artists who share the museum’s goal of positively impacting communities through the transformative power of art are encouraged to apply to this residency.

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