The permanent collection of Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art spans five centuries, featuring masterworks by artists from Colonial times through today. The collection on view in the Museum’s main galleries is arranged chronologically, providing guests with an overview of both the art and the history of America. A year-round schedule of temporary exhibitions enhances the guest experience of the Museum’s permanent collection by providing opportunities to enjoy traveling exhibitions from other institutions, or special presentations of artworks from our own and other museum collections, organized by Crystal Bridges.
Changing Perspectives of Native Americans
The artworks in this focused exhibition—created by both European and Euro-American artists—reflect shifting attitudes toward Native Americans over the course of the nineteenth century.
Building Crystal Bridges
Displayed in six cases in the Museum’s Great Hall Corridor, Building Crystal Bridges explore the surprising stories behind the conception, design, and construction of this unique museum.