Northwest Arkansas Jazz Society
Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art
STUART DAVIS IN FULL SWING
The Art of Stuart Davis and the Jazz Music That Inspired Him
Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art presents the exhibition, Stuart Davis: In Full Swing, on view through January 1, 2018. Stuart Davis: In Full Swing is the first major exhibition in 20 years dedicated to Davis (1892–1964), a key figure in the development of American modern art. The exhibition showcases 86 works that reveal the dynamic, original style of this important American painter.
Born in Philadelphia, Davis began as an illustrator of urban life around New York. He was heavily influenced by European Modernists like Pablo Picasso, Henri Matisse, and Fernand Léger. Davis’s art was also informed by his love of jazz.
Crystal Bridges has teamed up with the Northwest Arkansas Jazz Society to curate a series of exciting events that showcase the visual art of Stuart Davis as well as the music that inspired him.