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September 4, 2014
Curator Chad Alligood mugs for the camera behind one of Calder Kamin's bird decals

Art for the Birds: A Conversation with Calder Kamin

If you have come in or out through Crystal Bridges’ south lobby in the past […]
January 23, 2014
Barred Owl

Observing the Hidden Gems of Winter

Winter is a time for observations in nature. The architecture of an Ozark hardwood forest, […]
September 27, 2013
The Hen. The Child's Illustrated Book of Natural History.

Birds, Part IV: Young Birds in the Crystal Bridges Library

Another truly charming genre in our nineteenth-century American color plate collection is children’s books. Bird, […]
September 20, 2013
SONY DSC

Birds, Part III: Birds of a Feather… in the Crystal Bridges Library

I am certainly not well versed in idioms, but I’ve heard some doozies: (“well, if […]
September 13, 2013
Maryland Yellow Throat

Birds, Part II: Big Birds in the Crystal Bridges Library

This is the second of the Bird blogs. It’s a way to introduce you, our […]
September 6, 2013
Wood Thrush

Birds, Part I: Early Birds in the Crystal Bridges Library

One of the most enjoyable aspects as Library Director at Crystal Bridges is learning about […]