Art & Culture
Museum & Exhibits

Let Earth Breathe

Saturday, April 23, 2022 to Sunday, September 25, 2022
Rates/Admission Prices

Admission is free for all

The Momentary
507 SE E. Street
Bentonville, AR 72712
Hours of Operation

Sun + Tue-Wed | 10am to 7pm
Thu-Sat | 10am to 10pm
Mon | Closed

In his solo exhibition Let Earth Breathe, Esteban Cabeza de Baca interrogates the American landscape tradition by deconstructing its linear, colonial narratives with original works of painting, sculpture, and outdoor, site-specific installations conceived as collaborations with nature. Utilizing indoor and outdoor spaces at the Momentary, Cabeza de Baca explores our relationship with the environment, the present climate crisis, and our own national history. 

During the exhibition, ceramic workshops will be held within the gallery to make vessels for a seed bank of vegetables, medicinal plants, and pollinator plant species. Seed packets will be available and free for the public to pick up throughout the run of the exhibition. As the artist says, “Native plant-based models of care can relinquish our dependence from the industrial models of subsistence.” 

Esteban Cabeza de Baca: Let Earth Breathe is a solo exhibition that will be on view in the Lobby Gallery and outdoor spaces.

Esteban Cabeza de Baca: Let Earth Breathe is organized by the Momentary and curated by Kaitlin Garcia-Maestas, associate curator, with Taylor Jasper, curatorial associate.

Photo Credit: Esteban Cabeza de Baca, Rueda de Medicina, 2021, acrylic on canvas, 5 x 5 ft. Courtesy of the artist. Photo by Heidi Howard.