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Walton and Fisk: Together at Last

Fisk exhibition traveling to Crystal Bridges’ Massey outpost

No, this is not a report on this morning’s court hearing.

It turns out that while Fisk is working hard in court to effectuate a $30-million collection-sharing agreement with Alice Walton, they’ve put together a print exhibition that opens Feb. 13 at the Massey outpost of the Wal-Mart heiress’ in-construction Crystal Bridges Museum in Bentonville, AR.

First seen in the university’s Aaron Douglas Gallery in 2007, Proof Positive (scroll down) “presents
the story of African-American printmaking in the 20th century by
representing many generations of artists from the Harlem Renaissance to
present,” including
Romare Bearden, Elizabeth Catlett, Martin Puryear, James Wells and Hale Woodruff.

Meanwhile, what Alice really needs to do with her money is invest in a better Crystal Bridges website. The home page now features a shuffling card deck of selected acquisitions that cannot be enlarged sufficiently to appreciate them.

The museum’s most recently announced acquisitions are here, with completely illegible thumbnails. (Some do have clickable images here.) Better reproductions can be found on two flickr pages here and here, that were posted by the mythical “Mith242” from Fayetteville.

Where’s a good webmaster when Alice really needs one?

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