Art Destinations from Crystal Bridges to Marfa with Julie Joyce, SBMA Curator of Contemporary Art
This custom-designed SBMA-exclusive tour takes members from the Ozarks of Northwest Arkansas to the wide-open spaces of West Texas. The tour begins with three nights in Bentonville, Arkansas, where Wal-Mart heiress Alice Walton created Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art and other unexpected trasures in art await. We then travel to the remote West Texas town of Marfa that was transformed by artist Donald Judd, a major figure in Minimalist Art movement of the 1960s, into a mecca for minimalist art when he moved there in the 70s from New York City. We will explore the foundations, galleries, and studios that influence every part of life in the urbane outpost. Accompanying the tour is Julie Joyce, Santa Barbara Museum of Art curator of contemporary art, who will provide context for Marfa's masterpieces of minimalism and the contemporary art of Arkansas.