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Focus Exhibition: Companion Species

Saturday, November 21, 2020 to Friday, May 28, 2021
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Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art
600 Museum Way
Bentonville, AR 72712
Hours of Operation

Saturday & Sunday: 10am to 6pm

Monday: 11am to 6pm

Wednesday - Friday : 11am to 9pm

Tuesday: CLOSED

Companion Species is a new focus exhibition and collaborative project that takes inspiration from the recent Crystal Bridges acquisition, Companion Species: Speech Bubble by Marie Watt (Seneca). In the spirit of Watt, who embraces community and connectedness at the heart of her artwork, the exhibition is organized in collaboration with the Museum of Native American History (MONAH) in Bentonville, and will be presented across the two museum sites.

In the spirit of interconnections and cross-cultural exchange, artwork by Native and non-Native artists from across time and media will be shown in dialogue with Watt’s Companion Species. Art by Louise Bourgeois, Kristen Cliffel, Laurel Roth Hope, Joseph Stella, William Holbrook Beard, and recent acquisitions by artists Harry Fonseca, Ma Pe Wi, Woody Crumbo, and new acquisitions from the Bruce Hartman collection will be featured with artworks from MONAH. Artworks will also be featured at MONAH in conversation with their collection. Together, the art tells stories and celebrates the web of relationships between humans, animals, and nature. After its run at Crystal Bridges, this focus exhibition will travel to other museums with support from Art Bridges.

Internal / External Image
Marie Watt, Companion Species (Speech Bubble), 2019, Reclaimed wool blankets, embroidery floss, and thread, 136 5/8 in. × 198 1/2 in., Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentonville, Arkansas