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Crafting America

Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art announces that Windgate Foundation has provided a $17.5 million gift to advance the field of craft through a dedicated position, research, programmatic support, as well as an acquisitions fund to bring craft objects into the museum’s permanent collection. This gift builds upon the Crystal Bridges-organized exhibition, Crafting America.

Saturday, February 6, 2021 to Sunday, May 30, 2021
Museum Hours: Saturday & Sunday 10am to 6pm | Monday 11am to 6pm | Wednesday - Friday 11am to 9pm | Closed Tuesdays
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Location
Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art
600 Museum Way
Bentonville, AR 72712
Hours of Operation

Museum Hours: Saturday & Sunday 10am to 6pm
Monday 11am to 6pm
Wednesday - Friday 11am to 9pm
Closed Tuesdays

Featuring over 100 works in ceramics, fiber, wood, metal, glass, and more unexpected materials, Crafting America presents a diverse and inclusive story of American craft from the 1940s to today, highlighting the work of artists such as Ruth Asawa, Peter Voulkos, Jeffrey Gibson, Sonya Clark, and more. Craft has long been a realm accessible to the broadest range of individuals, providing an opportunity to explore personal creativity, innovation, and technical skill. This exhibition foregrounds varied backgrounds and perspectives in craft, from the vital contributions of Indigenous artists to the new skills and points of view brought by immigrants to the United States. 


Developed by Jen Padgett, associate curator at Crystal Bridges, and Glenn Adamson, guest curator and scholar of craft, design history, and contemporary art, Crafting America asserts craft’s integral role in expanding the story of American art and is accompanied by a major multi-author illustrated publication published by Crystal Bridges and the University of Arkansas Press.

Image Credit
Consuelo Jimenez Underwood
Home of the Brave, 2013
Wire, silk, fabric, safety pins, and synthetic and natural threads