Exquisite Creatures at Crystal Bridges

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“I believe visual enjoyment of the natural world is one of the most effective tools for motivating learning and understanding,” Christopher Marley explains. “With Exquisite Creatures, we’re inviting Crystal Bridges visitors to immerse themselves in a world where order, diversity, symmetry and balance come to life in vibrant, awe-inspiring displays. I couldn’t be happier to share this exhibition with the Arkansas community – I hope everyone who sees it is inspired to develop a deeper connection to the outside world.”

This exhibition exceeds expectations …. It’s an unprecedented opportunity to experience the wonders of natures – beyond imagination …

Exquisite Creatures at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, available through July 29, showcases the magnificent diplays of Christopher Marley. He is an artist, naturalist, photographer and author who uses preserved specimens as an expression of love + devotion for nature’s majesty. It’s important to note, with respect to all living creatures – the organisms are part of broader reclamation project, collected after dying of natural or incidental causes; and are obtained through a large network of people and institutions that share his passion for nature.

Christopher recalls natural surroundings in the Pacific Northwest as his earliest memories. During a decade spent travel as a fashion model, this passion for discovering unfamiliar elements became an obsession. His attention to detail is remarkable and these awe-evoking collections bring a reverence to the transformative < and sometime unexpected > power of art.

Exquisite Creatures – through July 29

https://crystalbridges.org/calendar/exquisite-creatures/

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