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April 7, 2017

Mr. and Mrs. Theodore Atkinson, Jr., Reunited for the First Time in Over a Century

Beginning this week, the great colonial-era painter John Singleton Copley receives the special recognition he […]
March 31, 2017

Women’s History Month: Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney

Sculptor and art collector Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney (1875-1942) was born the middle child in the […]
February 20, 2017

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

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

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

A Very Happy Flag Day

In 1916 President Woodrow Wilson designated, June 14, as National Flag Day in observance of […]
September 29, 2014

“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, Part 2

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

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’s “Kindred Spirits”

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

The Early Life of Andy Warhol

Today is the birthday of Andy Warhol, born August 6, 1928. Late in 2013, Crystal […]