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January 20, 2016
A set of Gore-Tex "socks" protect the legs of Louise Bourgeois's sculpture "Maman" in icy conditions.

Spider Stockings

Maman, the enormous spider sculpture by Louise Bourgeois that stands in Crystal Bridges’ courtyard, is […]
June 17, 2014
Warehouse wide view

The Bachman-Wilson House: One Piece at a Time

Eight weeks ago, two trucks arrived at a storage facility in Northwest Arkansas, containing in them […]
April 21, 2014
Photo by Tim Hursley

Keeping it Green: Three Earth-Friendly Facts about Crystal Bridges

Since today is Earth Day, what better time to share the things that we’ve done […]
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 […]
February 19, 2014
SONY DSC

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 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 […]
December 9, 2013
Before:  notice the damage below the right ear.

The Lady Gets a Makeover

To me, one of the most fascinating careers in the art world is conservation: a […]
November 30, 2013
Conservator Behrooz Salimnejad

Restoring an Original

Thomas Eakins’s Professor Benjamin Howard Rand is a centerpiece of Crystal Bridges’ Late Nineteenth Century […]
August 18, 2013
Conservator Gay Myers inspects an artwork in the gallery.

A Collection Well-Check

In July, Lance Mayer and Gay Myers, a pair of painting conservators, visited Crystal Bridges […]