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Library Periodicals

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Working at Crystal Bridges, it is indeed a privilege to be surrounded by such natural beauty and great works of art.  Every day, we are given the opportunity to learn and expand our knowledge.  To this end, the Library at Crystal Bridges can be a valuable resource.  It is a place to gather answers for… Read more »

The Art Newspaper

Working at the Museum, Part 1

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As editor of Crystal Bridges’ blog, I’m always sniffing around for new blog ideas and attempting to harry, cajole, or even bribe (a little chocolate goes a long way sometimes) everyone in the Museum—from interns to curators—into contributing posts. My theory is that there is just about nothing that goes on around here that is not in… Read more »

Brandi Cline is the Education Assistant at Crystal Bridges.

Into the Gap: Robert Rauschenberg

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Today is the birthday of Robert Rauschenberg, an artist who played a pivotal role in the development of American art after WWII. This blog post, written by Museum President Don Bacigalupi, is excerpted from Crystal Bridges’ permanent collection catalog, Celebrating the American Spirit: Masterworks from Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art.    The art world… Read more »

Robert Rauschenberg (1925-2008)
Oil, graphite and silkscreen ink on canvas

Exploring the Given Reality with Dave Greber

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New Orleans artist Dave Greber creates mesmerizing, eye-boggling video works.  The two works presented in State of the Art illustrate the very different styles his practice encompasses, yet the two works—Sinew-en-ciel, an installation on the gallery wall, the other, Stilllives II: Vignette, projected on the floor—complement one another with their use of color and movement… Read more »

Dave Greber

The Apple of Our Eyes: Apple Cider Recipes from WOW

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…I have had too much Of apple-picking: I am overtired Of the great harvest I myself desired. There were ten thousand thousand fruit to touch, Cherish in hand, lift down, and not let fall. For all That struck the earth, No matter if not bruised or spiked with stubble, Went surely to the cider-apple heap… Read more »

caramel apples

“Blackness in the Extreme”: Kerry James Marshall

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Artist Kerry James Marshall will be visiting Crystal Bridges on November 12 to offer a Keynote Lecture about his work.  Marshall’s large painting Our Town is in the Museum’s permanent collection. (The work is not currently on view while the State of the Art exhibition occupies the Twentieth-Century Art Gallery.) Marshall is well-known for his images of… Read more »

A school group engages in a discussion in front of Kerry James Marshall's  "Our Town."

Owl Prowl

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This morning the Museum held its last regular Discover the Grounds program of the year.  This particular incarnation had a focus on birds in general, and owls in particular, and featured two guest speakers:  artist Calder Kamin, whose bird decals, Impact Proof, can be seen on the windows in the Museum’s South Lobby; and Lynn Sciumbato,… Read more »

Great Horned Owl, looking cross.