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Your Fall 2020 Guide to the Momentary

Summer is over, but not to worry―the fall season is just as magical at the Momentary! We have fall foliage views, seasonal drinks, and galleries full of Nick Cave artworks for you to enjoy. Take a look at our offerings here and plan your visit today!

And just as a reminder, we take safety seriously. We are fully aware that we are still in the midst of COVID-19 cases in the area, so we are taking extra precautions to help you enjoy your visit with peace of mind.

As a safety precaution and to comply with the state of Arkansas mandate, the Momentary requires visitors and staff to wear face coverings for ages 10 and older indoors and outdoors. This state order requires every person in Arkansas to wear a face covering of the mouth and nose in all indoor and outdoor environments where there is exposure to non-household members and social distancing cannot be assured. Accordingly, face coverings should be worn on the Momentary Green when close contact with non-household members could occur, including for programs and events, as well as at food and drink venues, except when eating and drinking. Following the most recent recommendations from the CDC, face shields and face coverings with exhaust valves or vents are not allowed.

Masks are available upon entry and at outdoor events and venues for those who do not have one.

Here’s what you can experience at the Momentary in fall 2020:

Nick Cave: Until installation, the Momentary

Discover Nick Cave: Until in the galleries (free for all!)

Nick Cave: Until is the largest and most ambitious project yet from the renowned artist. This immersive exhibition is a visual feast for the eyes, spanning over 24,000 square feet of gallery space (aka all our gallery space…seriously, you can’t miss this exhibition if you tried). But below its surface, Until is a response to the question: Is there racism in heaven? Take a few moments to sit within this art and contemplate where we are today and what the future may look like.

The exhibition is free for all to view.

Want to explore virtually from your home? Tour the exhibition with the artist himself!

Enjoy fall foliage views from the Tower Bar

There is no better place to view the fall foliage of Bentonville than up in the Tower Bar (unless you’re flying in an airplane perhaps…). Our floor-to-ceiling wraparound glass windows offer a brand new opportunity to enjoy the gorgeous colors of fall while you sip on a craft cocktail or warm beverage. 

Remember: MO Friend and MO Insider-level members get access to the Tower Bar during daytime hours to admire the views even longer. Want to become a member or upgrade your membership? Visit here.

Grab a fall drink at Onyx Coffee Lab

Stop by Onyx for a warm, seasonal beverage to get you in the mood for fall. Drinks include:

  • Cascara Apple Cider: Floral, crisp, hibiscus-like flavors with spicy comforting apple cider. Served sparkling or steaming
  • Pumpkin Oat Latte: pumpkin, spices, espresso, oat milk
  • Miso Caramel Latte: white miso, caramel, espresso, milk
  • Fall Hot Chocolate: chocolate, milk, salted chocolate marshmallow

Find all the outdoor art projects

Find all of the Momentary’s outdoor art projects! Here are some of our newer installations:

Image courtesy of the artist. Gabriella Sanchez, WE REAP WHAT WE SEW, 2020.
The Momentary Flag Project: Gabriella Sanchez

In the spirit of our adaptive reuse architecture, the Momentary launched a rotating series of artist-designed flags that will be raised on the factory’s historic flag pole, located on E St. Gabriella Sanchez is our newest artist participating in this project. WE REAP WHAT WE SEW, Sanchez’s dual-sided flag, honors the complex and painful history of Mexican Americans in the United States by layering found fabric alongside historic photographs and text.

Read a Q&A with the artist here.

Collection of OZ Art. Courtesy of Ota Fine Art and Victoria Miro © YAYOI KUSAMA.
Yayoi Kusama, Narcissus Garden

Yayoi Kusama’s Narcissus Garden invites us to slow down and appreciate our surroundings. Comprised of nearly 900 mirrored spheres, this playful installation creates unique reflections of people, architecture, and nature. (And yes, you can see yourself in the spheres…just like Narcissus.)

Courtesy of Tsedaye Makonnen.

Catch a Performance or Virtual Event

This fall, we’re offering performances and virtual events to keep you in touch with music and artists. The Performing Arts page offers the latest on events, Momentary Mixtapes, and more. Here are some of our upcoming events:

Courtyard Concert (October 10): This Saturday, October 10, catch a solo show at the Momentary by 2020 Arkansas Country Music Award-winning singer-songwriter Erin Enderlin! Want us to sweeten the deal? Ticket holders can also enjoy a beverage from the RØDE Bar―it’s included in your ticket cost!

INVERSE Lab (October 20): INVERSE Lab, a monthly series at the Momentary, presents artists working in various methodologies of performance art. Join us for a virtual lunchtime conversation with multidisciplinary artist Tsedaye Makonnen, as we consider process, performance in the digital landscape and object making alongside activism, community and motherhood.

Beer, Bites, and Bocce Ball is available through November 15

Bocce ball, our summer favorite, is staying with us through fall! Two lanes of bocce ball are waiting for you under the Momentary’s Canopy. While you play, enjoy gourmet snacks and artisan drinks in the cool fall weather. You can also set up a blanket on the Momentary Green and enjoy the day!

Stop by the Momentary Shop

The Momentary Shop is your one-stop-shop for Momentary merch, beautiful jewelry, limited-edition art prints and products, and Nick Cave: Until-inspired gifts, including catalogs of the exhibition!

We are closed Thanksgiving and Christmas Day

Just a reminder that the Momentary will be closed on Thanksgiving Day (Thursday, November 26) and Christmas Day (Friday, December 25) so our staff can spend the holidays with their families. Every other day, we will be open during our regularly scheduled hours:

Sunday and Tuesday-Wednesday: 10 am to 7 pm

Thursday-Saturday: 10 am to 10 pm

Monday: Closed