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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 […]
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 […]
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 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 […]