Crystal Bridges Museum of America Art debuts Alfred Maurer: Art on the Edge

Crystal Bridges Museum of American announces the opening of Alfred Maurer: Art on the Edge, on view October 10, 2015, through January 4, 2016.  The exhibition brings together 65 works by American artist Alfred Maurer, a prolific artist of the twentieth century and among the first Americans to embrace avant-garde styles such as Cubism, Fauvism,… Read more »

Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art Acquires Quilt from Art Collection of Maya Angelou, Beloved Author and Activist

Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art recently acquired Maya’s Quilt of Life, 1989, (acrylic on canvas and painted, dyed and pieced fabrics) by Faith Ringgold, from the art collection of the late author and activist, Maya Angelou. The work hung in Angelou’s home and was commissioned by Oprah Winfrey for Angelou’s 61st birthday.    Ringgold is well-known for… Read more »

Crystal Bridges Welcomes Two Million Visitors and Unveils October Programs

  Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art announces that it has welcomed more than two million visitors since opening on November 11, 2011. This includes 89,000 students that have participated in the School Visit Program, more than 200,000 participants in lectures, performances, classes or other public programs, and visitors who view art in the permanent… Read more »

Crystal Bridges announces acquisitions spanning 19th century to contemporary American art: From an iconic work by James McNeill Whistler to a site-specific commission by Maya Lin

Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art announces new acquisitions that add to the breadth of the museum’s collection,  including James McNeill Whistler, The Chelsea Girl, 1884 (oil on canvas), Thomas Eakins, Archbishop James Frederick Wood, 1877 (oil on canvas), Alfredo Ramos Martínez, Florida Mexicana, 1936, (oil on canvas), Jeffrey Gibson, What We Want, What We… Read more »

Frank Lloyd Wright House on Crystal Bridges Grounds to Open November 11, 2015

In 2014, Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art announced the acquisition of a rare Frank Lloyd Wright house originally built in 1954 along the Millstone River in New Jersey.  Since then, the house has been disassembled, [videos] transported 1,200 miles across the country, and meticulously reconstructed [video] on the grounds of the museum. Construction is… Read more »