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September 8, 2016
female-portrait

Stories from American Made: Portraits by Ammi Phillips

One of the most interesting, and challenging, parts of my job as an Interpretation Manager […]
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 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 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 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 […]
July 18, 2016
Applique Bedcover 1853
Sarah Ann Garges (ca. 1834-1887)
Doylestown, Pennsylvania
Cotton, silk, wool, and wool embroidery 
Collection American Folk Art Museum, New York. Gift of Warner Communications Inc., Photo by Schecter Lee, New York

Mystery in the Museum: A Coverlet Cover-Up in “American Made”

Appliqué Bedcover, 1853 Sarah Ann Garges (ca. 1834-1887) Doylestown, Pennsylvania Cotton, silk, wool, and wool […]
July 15, 2016
© 2016 Stephen Ironside/Ironside Photography

A Conversation with the Curator: Stacy Hollander on American Made

Our current exhibition, American Made: Treasures from the American Folk Art Museum, is Crystal Bridges’ […]
July 14, 2016
Community loom weavings.

Hands-on History: Treasures from the American Made Community Loom

Although Crystal Bridges’ new exhibition, American Made: Treasures from the American Folk Art Museum, opened only […]
July 6, 2016
Carver 1

“American Made” Studio Snapshot: 68 Days to See Local Artists at Work!

“So, how many hours did it take you to create that?” I found myself consistently […]
June 30, 2016

Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art debuts its first-ever folk art exhibition, American Made: Treasures from the American Folk Art Museum

Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art announces the opening of American Made: Treasures from the […]