A work of art can be seen differently across time and place. From their origins to their interpretation in a museum gallery, artworks embody stories that can be viewed and understood in varied ways by the people who engage with them.
Seeing One Another is a free, focus exhibition in the Crystal Bridges galleries that highlights multiple perspectives on how artworks connect individuals, groups, and ideas across time. The exhibition foregrounds works from the Alfred Stieglitz Collection, co-owned by Fisk University in Nashville, Tennessee, and Crystal Bridges.
Curated by Jen Padgett, acting Windgate curator of craft, Seeing One Another features depictions of people in the Stieglitz Collection alongside other modern and contemporary objects from the broader Crystal Bridges collection. These artworks from the United States, Europe, and Africa tell stories about human relationships through themes of portraiture, family, and legacy.
Credit: Exhibition overview from museum website