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.
Born of Fire: Ceramic Art in Regional Collections
February 1, 2014, through July 20, 2015
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.
Changing Perspectives of Native Americans
January 17 through
August 3, 2015
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.
FISH STORIES: EARLY IMAGES OF AMERICAN GAME FISH
April 4 through
October 4, 2015
Game Fishes of the United States, one of the largest and most spectacular of American sporting books, was printed in 1879 -1880 at the zenith of late nineteenth-century American chromolithography.
July 4 through
October 5, 2015
Drawn primarily from the extensive collections of The Andy Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh, this exhibition will explore the artist’s surprising lifelong engagement with nature as subject matter.