‘A DIVIDED LANDSCAPE’
THROUGH 9/25. The Momentary, Bentonville. 

Consider what you know about the American West. Maybe you imagine a lawless land, a vast expanse of rolling plains and towering mountains, untouched by civilization. Now forget all that, because the Momentary’s latest exhibit is rethinking the traditional frontier narrative. Nineteenth century painters liked to romanticize the beauty of the West, but in doing so left out the darker realities of settler colonialism. In the exhibit “A Divided Landscape,” seven contemporary artists are sharing the full story of the American West with paintings, drawings, sculpture and mixed media installations throughout the grounds of the Momentary. Their work will be featured alongside historical drawings and paintings from Crystal Bridges’ collection. Admission is free.