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Crystal Bridges Distinguished Speaker Series


What do architect Thom Mayne, food critic Ruth Reichl, actor Cheech Marin, and artists Judy Chicago, Faith Ringgold and Nick Cave have in common?

In addition to being incredibly interesting human beings, they are also all coming to Crystal Bridges in 2016 to speak as part of the museum’s Distinguished Speaker Series.

The museum announced the lineup of speakers this week, which will kick off with a talk by artist Faith Ringgold on Friday, March 18.

Ringgold will discuss her work, including her Maya’s Quilt of Life pice now on display in the museum’s 1940s to Now gallery. She will also touch on her career as an artist, activist, author, teacher, and parent, as well as her first-hand accounts of the Civil Rights Movement in the 1960s.

Architect and thought leader Thom Mayne will speak on May 12 on how architecture connects us with people and landscape. Mayne founded Morphosis Architecture as a collective architectural practice engaged in cross-disciplinary research and design such as the NYC Cooper Union Building and the Perot Museum of Nature and Science in Dallas.

Author, food critic, and judge on Bravo’s Top Chef Masters, Ruth Reichl will speak on Friday, June 10. Reichl will discuss her career as a food critic, writer, and editor for some of the best known publications in the world, including the New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, and the now-closed Gourmet Magazine.

Actor Cheech Marin will speak on Friday, July 15 on his love of art and the events that sparked his interest in collecting it. Marin has amassed arguably one of the preeminent private collection of Chicano art in the nation.

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Dustin Bartholomew is the co-founder of Fayetteville Flyer, an online publication covering all things news, art and life in Fayetteville, Arkansas since 2007. A graduate of the Department of English at the University of Arkansas and a lifelong resident of the area, he still lives in east Fayetteville with his son Hudson, daughter Evelyn, his wife Brandy, and his two dogs Lily and Steve. On occasion, he tickles the ivories in a local band called The Good Fear.

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