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September 1, 2014
Construction of the stone retaining wall on the future site of the Bachman Wilson house.

Bachman-Wilson House Update: Phase 1 into Phase 2

If you have walked the Tulip Tree Trail or been out to the Museum’s South […]
August 28, 2014
Thelma and Louise in construction

Thelma and Louise

Are you familiar with Thelma and Louise?  No, not the 1991 film starring Susan Sarandon and […]
July 25, 2014
The Library's expansive third-floor windows provide beautiful views of the Museum's Great Hall

Tales From the Archives: The Museum’s Roving Library

As the Cataloger/Archivist in the library, I’ve been working on the Institutional Archives for the […]
July 17, 2014
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Frank Lloyd Wright’s Bachman-Wilson House: Site Preparation

On the morning of Friday, June 20, parties involved in the relocation of Frank Lloyd […]
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 […]
May 9, 2014
Students of Santiago Perez's Design and Fabrication program

DesignFAB Students bring Wright into the 21st Century

Santiago Pérez, Assistant Professor  in the University of Arkansas Fay Jones School of Architecture, is […]
May 6, 2014
Crystal Spring

Crystal Spring: The Heart of Crystal Bridges’ Grounds

Forming a loop from the Tulip Tree Trail, Crystal Spring Trail offers access to the […]
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
Rending showing the future placement of the Bachman Wilson House near Crystal Spring.

The Bachman-Wilson House: Selecting the Site

Crystal Bridges recently acquired the Bachman-Wilson House, a 1954 Usonian House designed by architect Frank […]
April 5, 2014
Construction

Exploring Architecture: What’s Up with the Roofs?

You can’t walk through Crystal Bridges without noticing a number of very unique design choices—the […]
March 6, 2014
Concrete and Banding

Exploring Architecture: Four Amazing Facts about Crystal Bridges’ Building Materials

Constructed between 2006 and 2011, Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art is a truly amazing […]
February 20, 2014
First Week Site Tour

So Long, Farewell…

At times it’s hard to remember that Crystal Bridges was a big hole in the […]