An exhilarating journey of artistic discovery... 100,000 miles, 1,000 destinations in the search for 100 under-recognized American artists for one unforgettable exhibition. The curatorial team of Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville, Arkansas, crisscrossed the nation to find extraordinary contemporary art happening in unexpected places: the woods of North Carolina, the deserts of Nevada, the backstreets of Pittsburgh, the foothills of Arkansas, the riverbanks of New Orleans. The art and artists found by the Crystal Bridges team led to a groundbreaking exhibition of 227 works of contemporary art, many of which might otherwise have never been seen. “State of the Art”, a one-hour documentary, captures the personal stories of seven of the diverse artists from Crystal Bridges’ groundbreaking exhibit who are redefining the American aesthetic. From award-winning filmmakers, Craig and Brent Renaud, and Arkansas Educational Television Network, “State of the Art” tells a story of diverse artists driven to communicate, with work that is intensely personal, firmly rooted in community and inseparable from the lives they live, offering a window into not only what concerns Americans but what lifts us up.