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Osage artist completes designs for new Arkansas museum

Photo caption: Addie Roanhorse with her Osage yarnwork inspired designs for The Momentary. Courtesy Photo/The Momentary Facebook page

Addie Roanhorse’s designs are finished and will be featured at Crystal Bridges satellite museum The Momentary.

“As the first artist project commissioned for The Momentary, Addie created design elements for the building that are inspired by traditional Osage attire and pay homage to the history of the land around the Momentary. The designed patterns will be worked into all of the building’s new glass in the entryway, loading dock, and elevator tower glass, playing a functional role in filtering light,” according to The Momentary Facebook page.

The contemporary arts venue will be a 63,000-square-foot contemporary arts venue, complete with galleries, studio space for artists, a black box theater, kitchen, cafe, rooftop bar, indoor and outdoor gathering areas, and outdoor spaces for concerts, festivals and community events, according to the Joplin Globe.

The Momentary received a $2 million gift from the Walton Family Foundation, which will grant free admission to the museum once it opens in 2020.