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.
Born of Fire: Ceramic Art in Regional Collections
February 1, 2014, through
March 2, 2015
Born of Fire is a year-long exhibition that explores some of the many incarnations of ceramic fabrication. The works are on loan from three institutions in our region.
Anglo-American Portraiture in an Era of Revolution
May 17 through September 15, 2014
American Encounters provides a close look at five paintings that demonstrate how portraiture evolved in the late 18th and early 19th centuries.
Global Citizen: The Architecture of Moshe Safdie
May 31 through September 1, 2014
Global Citizen: The Architecture of Moshe Safdie explores the renowned architect’s structures and the philosophy that shapes them.
State of the Art: Discovering American Art Now
September 13, 2014 through
January 19, 2015
State of the Art is the culmination of a year-long process that began with a focus on some 10,000 American artists and included more than 1,200 hours of in-studio interviews and thousands of miles logged by the curators conducting the primary research.
John James Audubon and the Artist as Naturalist
September 27, 2014 through
January 5, 2015
This focus exhibition explores Audubon and fellow naturalist-artists’ interest in documenting America’s wildlife and plants.
Van Gogh to Rothko:
Modern Masterworks from the Albright-Knox Art Gallery
February 21, 2015 through
June 1, 2015
The exhibition features masterpieces by some of the most prominent names in art history including Vincent van Gogh, Pablo Picasso, Georgia O’Keeffe, Salvador Dalí, Frida Kahlo, Andy Warhol, and Mark Rothko.