An exciting new exhibition opens at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art this month, highlighting the colorful, jazz-infused works of Stuart Davis, a preeminent figure in American modern art.
Stuart Davis: In Full Swing debuts on Sept. 16 in conjunction with this summer’s blockbuster exhibition: Chihuly: In the Forest. The outdoor exhibition features the works of master glass artist Chihuly on display in the wooded natural forest of the museum through Nov. 13.
COME SEE BOTH EXHIBITIONS!
STUART DAVIS: IN FULL SWING, Sept. 16 – Jan. 1, 2018
In Full Swing is a major retrospective of 80+ paintings described as “a universe of jazzy patterns and blazing colors” by The New York Times. This exhibition focuses on specific phases of Davis’ work, in which he applied the forms of Cubism to still-lifes and landscapes, and invented a new abstract language that merged the aesthetics of advertising and jazz with language.
Over his career, Davis forged a union of international Modernism and uniquely American imagery that continues to influence art being made today. In his work, he captured an element of cool that proves he’s truly an American original.
CHIHULY: IN THE FOREST: THROUGH NOV. 13
Dale Chihuly has been an innovator for more than 40 years, working in many media including glass, paint, and neon, and always pushing their boundaries to carry out his distinctive vision.
Crystal Bridges debuted Chihuly’s dual exhibition — In the Gallery and In the Forest — this summer, drawing prestigious visitors and praise from around the world.
In the Forest is on display on the museum’s new North Forest Trail, which accommodates wheelchairs, strollers and scooters. When illuminated at dusk, dozens of works in a glorious fusion of size, shape and color, turn the trail into something magical!
Now, until Nov. 13, visitors can see both exhibitions for only $12.
A visit to the world-renowned Crystal Bridges reveals more than the stunning collection of masterworks inside. Designed by architect Moshe Safdie, the architecture is a work of art in and of itself. Nestled in a natural wooded ravine, the museum’s bridge structures span two spring-fed ponds that are surrounded by pavilions that house the art galleries and studios.
Museum restaurant Eleven serves award-winning High South Cuisine, and the gift store has all the unique items to help commemorate your trip!
For tickets and more information, visit crystalbridges.org.
(Photo captions: from top of page, Davis, Landscape with Garage Lights, 1931–32, oil on canvas; Davis, American Painting, 1932/1942–54, oil on canvas; Chihuly, Red Reeds, 2014)