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February 20, 2017
1827 map of Mexico, Upper California, and Texas

Borders and Books: Crystal Bridges Library display illuminates the history of the US-Mexico boundary

Mexico and the United States have a long paradoxical history together, characterized by territorial exchange […]
January 3, 2017
"Lunar Rendezvous—Circle of Flowers," 1969
Alma Thomas, 1891 - 1978 
Oil on canvas
Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art

Never Too Late: Late Bloomers in Crystal Bridges’ Collection

It may not surprise you to learn that many of the people who work in […]
October 5, 2016

Of Donkeys and Elephants: the Art of US Political Symbol-making

  Most Americans living in the United States easily recognize the two animals above, and […]
May 24, 2016
Guy Pène du Bois

Meet Guy Pène du Bois, Accomplished American Painter AND Renowned Art Critic of the Early Twentieth Century

  Image source Recently, Crystal Bridges has installed a work by American artist Guy Pène du […]
June 13, 2015
Jasper Sculpture 2

A Very Happy Flag Day

In 1916 President Woodrow Wilson designated, June 14, as National Flag Day in observance of […]
September 29, 2014
A Museum visitor views Rothko's "210/211 (Orange)" at Crystal Bridges

“Silence is So Accurate”: Thinking about Mark Rothko

Last week we celebrated the anniversary of the birth of artist Mark Rothko, whose painting, […]
August 30, 2014
john-james-audubon self portrait

John James Audubon, Part 2

This is part two of a three-part series.  For Part One, click here In 1908, […]
August 25, 2014
John James Audubon

John James Audubon, Part 1

In September, Crystal Bridges will exhibit an oil painting by John James Audubon, created in […]
August 21, 2014
Asher B. Durand (1796-1886)
Kindred Spirits
Oil on canvas

Asher B. Durand’s “Kindred Spirits”

“Paint and repaint until you are sure the work represents the model—not that it merely […]
August 6, 2014
" 1962
Casein on canvas

The Early Life of Andy Warhol

Today is the birthday of Andy Warhol, born August 6, 1928. Late in 2013, Crystal […]
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 […]
May 16, 2014
Portrait of John Ridge

Faces of History: Cherokee Leader John Ridge

Visitors who have been in our Colonial and Early Nineteenth-Century Art Gallery recently have probably […]