The Momentary museum in Bentonville celebrated its 1 year anniversary a few weeks ago on Feb. 22.
The grand opening generated a buzz around NWA, and people packed the museum. However, a global pandemic lurked around the corner and forced the museum (along with the rest of the world) to shut down only a month into operations. This year is a new year though, right? Last night The Momentary held its Winter/Spring Virtual Opening Celebration by welcoming three new exhibits to the museum:
Sarah Cain: In Nature
- "A colorful, abstract, site-specific exhibition features works on canvas, functional floor paintings, sculpture, and a stained-glass window, moving over and off the canvas and responding to architecture at large." The exhibition "focuses on formal observations from nature and the search for new possibilities."
Derrick Adams: Sanctuary
- The Green Book, a guidebook referenced during the Jim Crow era by Black American travelers, is used by Adams as "inspiration to reimagine safe destinations for the Black American traveler in an exhibition featuring mixed-media collage and sculpture."
Diana Al-Hadid: Ash in the Trade Wind
- "Features several striking works of sculpture and wall panels from the Syrian American artist, highlighting recent developments in Al-Hadid's signature process of layering pigments on to classical and contemporary materials." These works together "encourage slow looking and invite viewers to create their own visual histories." - The Momentary
To see a full list of Winter/Spring events at The Momentary, you can find it HERE