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February 21, 2017
Richard Misrach, born 1949
Playas de Tijuana #1, San Diego, California, 2013 (detail)
Pigment print
Courtesy of the artist

Border Cantos Community Partner programs available around NW Arkansas

Crystal Bridges’ Community Partners for the exhibition, Border Cantos: Sight & Sound Explorations from the […]
February 20, 2017
Nari WardWe the People (black version), 2015Shoelaces8 ft. × 27ft.Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentonville, Arkansas,Installation view, The Freedom Principle: Experiments in Art and Music,1965 to Now, MCA Chicago, July 11—November 22, 2015

We the People

“The basis of our political system is the right of the people to make and […]
February 20, 2017
1827 map of Mexico, Upper California, and Texas

Borders and Books: Crystal Bridges Library display illuminates the history of the US-Mexico boundary

Mexico and the United States have a long paradoxical history together, characterized by territorial exchange […]
February 17, 2017
Leo Villareal with Buckyball, Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentonville, Arkansas. Photo by Dero Sanford.

Happy Birthday to Leo Villareal!

Happy Birthday to Leo Villareal, the creator of the Buckyball– the spherical sculpture that lights […]
February 16, 2017
The Valentino

Love Potions from Eleven and WOW

“Oh, the tiger will love you. There is no love sincerer than the love of […]
February 15, 2017
after Emma Marie Cadwalader-Guild (1843 - 1911)
"Free"
Modeled 1876, carved after 1876
Basswood
Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentonviille, Arkansas

Black History Month: Emma Cadwalader Guild’s sculpture “Free”

One of the works in Crystal Bridges’ collection that speaks most movingly about the experience […]
February 14, 2017
Dennis Miller Bunker (1861 - 1890)
Anne Page, 1887
Oil on canvas
Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentonville, Arkansas, Photography by Susan A. Cole, Seattle Art Museum.

Of Love and Loss: A Valentine’s Story from the Galleries

One of Dennis Miller Bunker’s defining paintings is his 1887 portrait of Anne Page. The […]
February 10, 2017
Photographer Stephen Ironside bosses Crystal Bridges Culinary and Event Director Case Dighero around in the Eleven kitchen while Museum graphic designer Laura Hicklin (who designs the magazine, by the way) does grip duty with the lights and reflector.  Photo by Crystal Bridges Creative Director Anna Vernon.

Behind the Scenes at an Eleven Photoshoot

I don’t make a regular habit of reposting anyone else’s blog posts… but I believe […]
February 9, 2017
John Anansa Thomas Biggers, 1924 - 2001
The Garbage Man, 1944
Oil on panel
Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentonville, Arkansas

Black History Month and a New Acquisition by John Biggers

Today’s blog post was prepared by Crystal Bridges Interpretation intern Dennison Schultz.   New to […]
February 3, 2017
Leora Jackson

Black History Month: Emoja Soul Celebrates Black Poets at Crystal Bridges

This Saturday, February 4, at 1 p.m., Emoja Soul, a local poetry and spoken word […]
February 3, 2017
Norman Rockwell

Happy Birthday Norman Rockwell!

Today is the birthday of beloved artist and illustrator, Norman Rockwell. Raised in the “golden […]
February 1, 2017
Linda Fragassi, Crystal Bridges Volunteer

Volunteer Spotlight: Linda Fragassi

Meet Crystal Bridges Volunteer, Linda Fragassi!   Career Information   I worked in school districts […]