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August 18, 2016
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Framed!

Imagine you are standing in front of a work of art, surrounded by a group […]
May 14, 2015
close-up of the component at the center of Grossman's "Car Horn" that recently underwent conservation.

A Conversation with the Conservator

Conservation is an ongoing concern in any museum, whether it be an art museum, natural […]
April 17, 2015
After: January 2014. 
Samuel Kilbourne

Cleaning the Fish

Fish Stories is a temporary exhibition featuring 20 color prints from Game Fishes of the United […]
July 30, 2014
Luis Jimenez
"Vaquero"
modeled 1980

In Celebration of Luis Jimenez (1940-2006)

Today is the birthday of Luis Jimenez, (1940-2006), creator of Vaquero, the sculpture that stands in […]
April 9, 2014
Luis Jimenez
"Vaquero"
modeled 1980

Crystal Bridges Receives Award for Conservation

A few weeks ago the Arkansas Museums Association hosted it’s annual meeting in North Little […]
April 8, 2014
Devorah Sperber

After the Last Supper: Casting Some Light on Light-Sensitive Works

“Where is After the Last Supper?” Guests who visited Crystal Bridges in the first few […]
April 1, 2014
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Striking Results of Chemical Analysis Reveal that Pigment used in Macdonald-Wright Painting Derived Entirely from Skittles

Several months ago, when a team of conservators were assessing the condition of works in […]
March 8, 2014
Bachman Wilson House designed by Frank Lloyd Wright.  ©Tarantino Studio 2013

The Bachman-Wilson House: What is a Usonian House?

The recently acquired Bachman-Wilson House, designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, is a classic example of […]
February 19, 2014
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Keeping the Art Comfortable: Climate Control at Crystal Bridges

As winter storm Nika made her way across 32 of the 50 United States, most […]
January 22, 2014
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Archival Storage and Artist Manuscripts

By Catherine Petersen and Elizabeth Bradshaw   Items in Crystal Bridges’ archives are carefully stored […]
January 16, 2014

I’m Sorry, but Your Painting has Cleavage

Part of what we do in collection management is to monitor the condition of the […]
January 3, 2014
Andrew Wyeth
"Airborne

Clearing the Haze on Andrew Wyeth’s “Airborne”

A few guests have commented recently concerning a strange phenomenon that they have noticed on […]