Crystal Bridges Blog

Butter Late than Never!

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Did you miss July’s WOW event?  Not to worry, we’ve got you covered! Here are two recipes shared by Crystal Bridges’ Culinary Director Case Dighero at this week’s Wednesday Over Water.  Enjoy!   Butter Late Than Never 2 oz. of dark rum washed in clarified butter** 1 oz. fresh lime juice 1 oz. fresh orange… Read more »


Tales From the Archives: The Museum’s Roving Library

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As the Cataloger/Archivist in the library, I’ve been working on the Institutional Archives for the Museum, which has been an enjoyable task.  The archives include administrative, organizational, and financial records. Many parts of Institutional Archives are restricted to internal use of the organization because they pertain to fiscal and confidential matters. (Some museums have their… Read more »

Empty Space Was Never So Exciting

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Over the next several weeks, visitors to Crystal Bridges may be slightly inconvenienced by the closure of all or part of our Twentieth-Century Art Gallery.  We apologize for the bother, but it’s necessary as we prepare this space for the upcoming exhibition State of the Art: Discovering American Art Now.   Since the Twentieth-Century Gallery is… Read more »

Crystal Bridges' Twentieth-Century Art Gallery, denuded of artwork in preparation for the installation of "State of the Art: Discovering American Art Now."

“Tour de Dombek” with the Guide Program

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Greetings Blog Readers!  Sam here, writing on behalf of the Guide Program these days. I wanted to quickly share with you all that I have recently transitioned from the Trails and Grounds Department over to Education, where I assist Guide Program Manager Alyssa Wilson with the coordinating/development of the program.  For those unfamiliar with our… Read more »

George Dombek, b. 1944
"Tour de Apple Tree", 2010

In Which “State of the Art” Becomes Very Real

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It’s happening!  It’s really, really happening!  This week, Crystal Bridges sent out an official press release announcing the culmination of the selection process for artists to be included in State of the Art: Discovering American Art Now.  We simultaneously lifted the “gag order” for the artists themselves, giving them free rein to announce their participation… Read more »

State of the Art artist Gabriel Dawe installinghis artwork at Crystal Bridges.

Frank Lloyd Wright’s Bachman Wilson House: Site Preparation

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On the morning of Friday, June 20, parties involved in the relocation of Frank Lloyd Wright’s Bachman Wilson House gathered to kick off the reconstruction and celebrate the efforts of the dedicated team that has committed its time and energy to this momentous project.   Great progress has been made thus far. The house was carefully disassembled… Read more »


Whistler’s Evening Walk

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Today is the birthday of James McNeill Whistler (1834-1903).  In celebration, today we offer up this excerpt from an article about Whistler’s Green and Violet: The Evening Walk, a painting in Crystal Bridges’ permanent collection.  The full article, written by Daniel E. Sutherland, Distinguished Professor History at the University of Arkansas, appears in the latest issue of C magazine,… Read more »

Whistler Green and Violet 3x6 300ppi