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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
1849
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 […]
May 14, 2014
Charles Bird King's portrait of Cherokee politician John Ridge

Charles Bird King’s Native American Leaders

In Crystal Bridges’ Colonial and Early Nineteenth-Century Art Gallery you will find two portraits of […]
April 27, 2014
Samuel F.B. Morse

Lafayette, Morse, and the March of Progress

Today is the birthday of American artist and inventor Samuel F.B. Morse. In recognition, Crystal […]
March 19, 2014
Ryder

Albert Pinkham Ryder

Albert Pinkham Ryder (1847-1917) From time to time, we single out an artist whose work […]