On February 22, 2020, The Momentary opened its doors to the public. The 63,000 square foot building, formerly utilized by Kraft Foods as a cheese factory, is now a contemporary art space for visual, performing, and culinary arts. Similar to Crystal Bridges, the Momentary will have free general admission as a result of a gift from Walmart.
While this space displays modern art and has a contemporary feel, the industrial finishes throughout the factory building tie in the history. It is the perfect mix creating a place that people from all demographics can enjoy. Currently, the Momentary is hosting a continuation exhibit from Crystal Bridges called “State of the Art 2020.” This exhibit features more than 100 works of art from 61 artists across the United States. Neon colors, unique textiles, re-purposed every day items, and abstract art are some of the pieces you will see in this exhibit.
The Momentary has great food and drink options inside the building as well as some food trucks outside. You can grab your Onyx Coffee from a conveyor belt, grab a quick bite at The Breakroom, or you can climb to the tallest point in Bentonville and enjoy a drink at the Tower Bar.
The Momentary is going to be a very special place in Northwest Arkansas. Opening weekend left us with high expectations and we can’t wait to see what’s to come! For more information on the Momentary, check out the link below: