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Crystal Bridges to Where?

* Kaveh Bassiri *

I looked forward to “State of the Art,” which opened on September 13, 2014 as the Crystal Bridges Museum’s first exhibition not based on its permanent collection. Such exhibit should tell us about the museum’s aspirations. Curators Don Bacigalupi and Chad Alligood traveled to about 1,000 artist studios in 170 cities from 44 states, and they selected 227 works made since 2011 from 102 artists, half of them art educators. Their vision in the catalog says, “What we are attempting here is to rethink the shape of contemporary art in this country.”