Exhibitions

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.

Current Exhibitions

Current Exhibitions

Born of Fire: Ceramic Art in Regional Collections

February 1, 2014, through
March 2, 2015

Admission Free

Born of Fire is a year-long exhibition that explores some of the many incarnations of ceramic fabrication. The works are on loan from three institutions in our region.

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Current Exhibitions

The William S. Paley Collection:
A Taste For Modernism

March 15, 2014 through July 7, 2014

Admission $8 for adults.

Free admission on Wednesdays after 5 p.m.

Free admission June 4 – 6 to kick off the last month of the William S. Paley Collection

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Current Exhibitions

American Encounters:
Anglo-American Portraiture in an Era of Revolution

May 17 through September 15, 2014

Admission Free

American Encounters provides a close look at five paintings that demonstrate how portraiture evolved in the late 18th and early 19th centuries.

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Current Exhibitions

Global Citizen: The Architecture of Moshe Safdie

May 31 through September 1, 2014

Admission Free

Global Citizen: The Architecture of Moshe Safdie explores the renowned architect’s structures and the philosophy that shapes them.

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Upcoming Exhibitions

Upcoming Exhibitions

State of the Art: Discovering American Art Now

September 13, 2014 through
January 19, 2015

State of the Art is the culmination of a year-long process that began with a focus on some 10,000 American artists and included more than 1,200 hours of in-studio interviews and thousands of miles logged by the curators conducting the primary research.

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Picasso to Pollock:
Modern Masterworks from the Albright-Knox Art Gallery

February 21, 2015 through June 1, 2015