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January 18, 2017
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Music and Art: A Collaborative Concert with SONA

Last year, Crystal Bridges worked with Symphony of Northwest Arkansas Director Paul Haas to develop […]
January 16, 2017
Alice Neel
Hugh Hurd, 1964
Oil on canvas
Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentonville, Arkansas

Crystal Bridges Announces Alice Neel Acquisition and Members Preview

Crystal Bridges is pleased to announce the acquisition of a portrait of actor Hugh Hurd […]
January 3, 2017
"Lunar Rendezvous—Circle of Flowers," 1969
Alma Thomas, 1891 - 1978 
Oil on canvas
Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art

Never Too Late: Late Bloomers in Crystal Bridges’ Collection

It may not surprise you to learn that many of the people who work in […]
December 28, 2016
Keith Haring (1958 - 1990)
"Moses and the Burning Bush"  1985
Acrylic on canvas
Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art

A Musical Crystal Bridges Tour, Courtesy of the Teen Council

Crystal Bridges’ Teen Council is a group of awesome high school students from all across […]
December 15, 2016
Childe Hassam, (1859 - 1935)
"Paris at Twilight," 1887
Oil on canvas
Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Photography by Dwight Primiano.

Childe Hassam’s Paris at Twilight

As the days grow shorter, many of us we find ourselves coming home from work […]
November 28, 2016
John James Audubon, 1785 - 1851
Wild Turkey Cock, Hen and Young, 1826
Oil on linen
Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art

Celebrating Thanksgiving and Audubon’s Festive Fowls

Black Friday is behind us, yet many of us are still finding ways to get […]
October 27, 2016
Walt Kuhn, (1877 - 1949)
"Dragoon," 1947
Oil on canvas
Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art

Happy Birthday Walt Kuhn

Today we celebrate the birthday of artist Walt Kuhn and his uniquely American Modernist style. […]
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
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Welcoming Wall Drawing 880: Loopy Doopy by Sol LeWitt

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