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February 23, 2017
Fred Eversley with one of his large lens sculptures.

Black History Month: Fred Eversley

Fred Eversley is an African American artist born in 1941. His path to becoming an […]
February 22, 2017
Left:  Rembrandt Peale, 1778 - 1860
Self-portrait, 1846
Oil on canvas
Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentonville, AR

Right: Charles Willson Peale (American artist, 1741-1827)  
Portrait of his son Raphaelle Peale, 1822
Oil on canvas

Happy Birthday Raphaelle and Rembrandt Peale!

This month, we celebrate the birthdays of Raphaelle and Rembrandt Peale, (February 17 and 22, […]
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 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 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 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
Norman Rockwell

Happy Birthday Norman Rockwell!

Today is the birthday of beloved artist and illustrator, Norman Rockwell. Raised in the “golden […]
February 1, 2017
Edmonia Lewis (1844-1907)
The Old Arrow Maker
modeled 1866, carved ca. 1872
Marble
Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art

Black History Month: Edmonia Lewis

In honor of Black History Month, we’ll be posting regular features about African American artists […]
January 18, 2017
sona_2015_16

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 […]