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.

Current Exhibitions

Current Exhibitions

Born of Fire: Ceramic Art in Regional Collections

February 1, 2014, through March 2, 2015

Admission Free 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. Learn More
Upcoming Exhibitions

State of the Art: Discovering American Art Now

September 13, 2014 through January 19, 2015

Complimentary admission is sponsored by Walmart and Sam’s Club; no tickets or reservations required. Learn More
Upcoming Exhibitions

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. Complimentary admission; no tickets or reservations required. Learn More

Upcoming Exhibitions

Upcoming Exhibitions

Van Gogh to Rothko: 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. Learn More


April 4 through September 21, 2015


July 4 through October 5, 2015


July 25 through October 5, 2015

Alfred Maurer: Art on the Edge

October 10, 2015 through January 4, 2016