“Nature’s Nation” opens this weekend and will be on view from May 25- September 9. #CBMembers
see it first on Friday, May 24!
Here’s a little teaser that will greet you in the lobby—an artwork that is a part of “Nature’s Nation,” titled N13: 31⁰20'50.88"N; 109⁰29'47.62"W, from Repellent Fence. This is an installation of a weather balloon by the artist collective Postcommodity. The artists installed 24 of these across the United States-Mexico border in 2015 to comment on arbitrary political boundaries within the same terrain. “Nature’s Nation” features 100 artworks from 70 US collections, Nature’s Nation traces 300 years of evolving ideas about the natural world and our place within it. Similar to the mission of Crystal Bridges, Nature’s Nation illuminates the connection between art and nature. This exhibition goes beyond landscape painting to include images of the city, abstract paintings, and contemporary art. The paintings, photographs, Indigenous art, decorative art, and videos explore complex interconnections between humans and nature. #CBNaturesNation