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August 18, 2016
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Framed!

Imagine you are standing in front of a work of art, surrounded by a group […]
August 17, 2016
Map Quilt

Stories from American Made: Map Quilt—Stitching our Way from Sea to Shining Sea

Map Quilt Artist unidentified Possibly Virginia 1886 Silk and cotton with silk embroidery Collection American […]
August 16, 2016
Illustration from Godey's Lady's Book, January, 1864

Housekeeping and Decorum in the Crystal Bridges Library

This post was written by Jon M. Sexton, Reference Assistant for the Crystal Bridges Library […]
August 12, 2016
George Bellows, 
Self-portrait, ca. 1921
watercolor
Yale University Art Gallery, Gift of George Hopper Fitch, B.A. 1932, in honor of Richard S. Field

Happy Birthday, George Bellows!

George Bellows, 1882 – 1925 Self-portrait, ca. 1921 watercolor Yale University Art Gallery, Gift of […]
August 11, 2016
William Trost Richards (1833-1905)
Along the Shore
1903
Oil on canvas
Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art

New Family Tour Offers a Walk on the Wild Side

William Trost Richards (1833-1905) Along the Shore 1903 Oil on canvas Crystal Bridges Museum of […]
August 10, 2016
Sgraffito ceramic vessel by Ben Edwards

Studio Snapshot: Ben Edwards

Today’s post was prepared for us by Kiara Page, a summer intern for Crystal Bridges’ […]
August 2, 2016
Arthur Dove

Happy Birthday Arthur Dove

August 2  is the birthday of American artist Arthur Dove (1880-1946).  Crystal Bridges collection contains two paintings […]
August 1, 2016
Phyllis Jones, Crystal Bridges Volunteer

Volunteer Spotlight: Meet Phyllis Jones

Meet Crystal Bridges Volunteer Phyllis J. Jones!   Career Information (Past, Present or Future)     IBM […]
August 1, 2016
Blood Mary close

Cr(EAT)e Food Blog:  Bloody Mary 101

People’s preferences on food and beverage can be as varied, and as inexplicable, as any […]
July 25, 2016
Armchair with View of Ithaca Falls
Chairmaker unidentified; decoration probably by R.H. Ranney (dates unknown), Ithaca, New York
ca. 1817-1825
Paint, bronze-powder stenciling, and gold leaf on wood, with rush seat. 
Collection American Folk Art Museum, New York
Gift of Ralph Esmerian, 2005

Stories from American Made: Ithaca Falls Chair

Armchair with View of Ithaca Falls Chairmaker unidentified; decoration probably by R.H. Ranney (dates unknown), […]
July 22, 2016
Alma Thomas detail

Beauty and Happiness: Alma Thomas

Lunar Rendezvous—Circle of Flowers, 1969 (Detail) Alma Thomas, 1891 – 1978 Oil on canvas Crystal […]
July 21, 2016
CAROUSEL HORSE with Lowered Head
Charles Carmel (1865-1931)
Coney Island, Brooklyn, New York
ca. 1914
Paint on wood with glass eyes and horsehair
Collection American Folk Art Museum, New York
Gift of Laura Harding. Photo by John Parnell, New York

Stories from American Made: Carousel Horse

CAROUSEL HORSE with Lowered Head Charles Carmel (1865-1931) Coney Island, Brooklyn, New York ca. 1914 Paint […]