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October 20, 2017
Boston Mountain Brown Bread. Round loaf sliced.

CREATE Food Blog: “Would You Like That in the Can?”

The old adage is not true.  Man—or Woman for that matter—CAN live on bread alone; […]
October 17, 2017
Left: Carrie Mae Weems, Untitled (Woman standing), detail, 1990, printed 2015. Gelatiin silver print. Right: Artist Lynda Benglis

Distinguished Speaker Series Features Two Seriously Bad-A** Women

Wrapping up this year’s Distinguished Speaker Series at Crystal Bridges are two remarkable, powerful, and […]
October 13, 2017
A ghostly shape in the night. Ms. Crystal?

Friday the Thirteenth: A Spooky Story about the Elusive Ms. Crystal

The collections management team has always jokingly made reference to “Ms. Crystal, the ghost of […]
October 11, 2017
George Copeland Ault (1891 - 1948)

Greetings from Russell’s Corners on George Copeland Ault’s Birthday

Autumn is upon us and soon, perhaps, rural areas of our region may look similar […]
October 10, 2017
Self-Portrait of Benjamin West, 1776 | oil on canvas | National Gallery of Art, Washington DC | Andrew W. Mellon Collection

Happy Birthday to Benjamin West, America’s First Great Painter

Most of us can recall the names of famous Americans from the Colonial era, many […]
October 9, 2017
Map of the New World “MONDO NVOVO” (1572) Wellcome Library, London.

Indigenous People’s Day: Exploring the work of Native American artist Carl Beam

Across the nation, individual city governments are renaming Columbus Day as Indigenous People’s Day. As […]
October 3, 2017

Dirty Deals: Jack Levine skewers American politics

Jack Levine’s 1983 painting The Arms Brokers is one of many political protest work he […]
October 1, 2017
Crystal Bridges volunteer, Cynthia Correro

Volunteer Spotlight: Cynthia Correro

Meet Crystal Bridges Volunteer Cynthia Correro!   Career Information (Past, Present or Future)   Bank […]
September 28, 2017
Sam Gilliam, born 1933 Black and Golden Door, 1996 Acrylic on birch plywood with aluminum construction and piano-hinged door Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentonville, Arkansas

Introducing Sam Gilliam’s Black and Golden Door!

    Samantha Sigmon, Interpretation Manager Gabi Andino, Interpretation Intern   “Gilliam is not an […]
September 25, 2017
Studies of “Mr. Crowley” – The Chimpanzee in the Central Park Menagerie – Drawn by Frederick Stuart Church

The Sad True Story of Mister Crowley of Central Park

   A painting popular with Crystal Bridges visitors features a chimpanzee, seated in a chair, […]
September 25, 2017

Gallery Conversations in October

Here are the Gallery Conversations scheduled for the month of October.  Drop in and join […]
September 23, 2017
Decorative jello mold on a plate surrounded by mint leaves and topped with maraschino cherries

WOW Celebrates Mid-Century Art and Jazz through the Lens of Food

Just as jazz and the blues ignited rock and roll, Stuart Davis’s impact on both […]