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October 18, 2016
Performers from Ballet Arkansas

Coming Soon: Art and Dance at Crystal Bridges

The new temporary exhibition, The Art of American Dance, opens at Crystal Bridges on Saturday, […]
October 13, 2016
Brandon Otto Photography

Five Years and Counting: Growing and Sharing Crystal Bridges’ Collection

As Crystal Bridges approaches its fifth anniversary, we’ll be writing blog posts that highlight the […]
October 10, 2016
Benjamin West, Benjamin West (1738 - 1820)
Cupid and Psyche, 1808
Oil on canvas
Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentonville, Arkansas

Happy Birthday, Benjamin West!

October 10, 2016, marks the 278th birthday of artist Benjamin West. You may know him […]
October 6, 2016

Welcoming Wall Drawing 880: Loopy Doopy by Sol LeWitt

by Samantha Sigmon, with Rome Font   A drawing painted directly on the wall cannot […]
October 6, 2016

Eeek! 8 Legged Creeps of Nature at Discover the Grounds

Lurking in the woods, deep in the Boston Mountains—and possibly in your own backyard—are some […]
October 5, 2016

Of Donkeys and Elephants: the Art of US Political Symbol-making

  Most Americans living in the United States easily recognize the two animals above, and […]
October 4, 2016
Crystal Bridges volunteer Deanna Schlegel

Volunteer Spotlight: Deanna Schlegel

Meet Crystal Bridges volunteer Deanna Schlegel!   Career Information (Past, Present or Future) BBA from […]
September 29, 2016
The Indian and the Lily, 1887
George de Forest Brush (1855 - 1941)
Oil on canvas
Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentonville, Arkansas

Happy Birthday, George de Forest Brush!

Within the focus exhibition Changing Perspectives of Native Americans, located  in Crystal Bridges’ Colonial and […]
September 28, 2016
The Truth Booth

Tell All in the Truth Booth

Most of the time, you can’t touch art. It kind of sucks, because art is […]
September 27, 2016
© 2015 Stephen Ironside/Ironside Photography

Drawing Changes Lives:  Celebrate The Big Draw, October 2, 2016

From cave paintings and hieroglyphics to 3D-printing pens and your favorite video game, drawing has […]
September 26, 2016
Charles Bird King (1785-1862)
Ottoe Half Chief, Husband of Eagle of Delight
ca. 1821-1822
Oil on panel
Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentonville, AR

Happy Birthday, Charles Bird King!

While portraiture may seem to imitate life, throughout history it has also served to influence […]
September 26, 2016
Crystal Bridges Exhibition Designer Jessi Mueller

Museum Careers: A Spotlight on Exhibition Designer Jessi Mueller

Interpretation Intern Rome Font prepared today’s blog post on Crystal Bridges’ Exhibition Designer, Jessi Mueller. […]