The permanent collection of Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art spans five centuries, featuring masterworks by artists from Colonial times through today. The collection on view in the Museum’s main galleries is arranged chronologically, providing guests with an overview of both the art and the history of America. A year-round schedule of temporary exhibitions enhances the guest experience of the Museum’s permanent collection by providing opportunities to enjoy traveling exhibitions from other institutions, or special presentations of artworks from our own and other museum collections, organized by Crystal Bridges.
Picturing the Americas: Landscape Painting from Tierra del Fuego to the Arctic
November 7, 2015 through January 18, 2016
Artistic representation of human interaction with the land has a long history in the Americas.
Alfred Maurer: Art on the Edge
October 10, 2015 through January 4, 2016
View 65 of Maurer’s most accomplished works in this exhibition, highlighting the artist’s singular contributions to American painting in the early twentieth century.
Changing Perspectives of Native Americans
The artworks in this focused exhibition—created by both European and Euro-American artists—reflect shifting attitudes toward Native Americans over the course of the nineteenth century.
Building Crystal Bridges
Displayed in six cases in the Museum’s Great Hall Corridor, Building Crystal Bridges explore the surprising stories behind the conception, design, and construction of this unique museum.
Samuel F. B. Morse’s Gallery of the Louvre and the Art of Invention
January 23 through April 18, 2016
The Open Road: Photography and the American Road Trip
February 27 through May 30, 2016
American Made: Treasures from the American Folk Art Museum
July 2 through September 19, 2016
The Art of American Dance: 1830-1960
October 22, 2016 through January 16, 2017