The Crystal Bridges art collection offers a superb overview of American art, including American masterworks as well as surprising, lesser-known gems from the colonial era to today. Sculpture in the collection graces both interior galleries and outdoor trails. The Museum’s permanent collection galleries are refreshed regularly, with new acquisitions and works from the Museum’s vaults displayed on a rotating basis in addition to familiar guest favorites and a changing array of special focus groupings and temporary installations of light-sensitive works.
In addition, a year-round schedule of temporary exhibitions ensures that there is always something new to see at the Museum. Guests may also browse selections from the Crystal Bridges permanent collection online through eMuseum, and view gallery highlights via the Museum’s free app, CBMuseum, downloadable to Apple or Android devices. Crystal Bridges is working with other museums as a part of the American Art Collaborative to increase access to artwork information for research and scholarship needs. Learn more here.
Crystal Bridges Colonial and Nineteenth-Century Art Galleries will be closed from January 9 through mid-March, 2018, while we implement an exciting update to the art experience at Crystal Bridges. While these two galleries are closed, the remainder of the museum’s permanent collection galleries will be open, as well as temporary exhibitions, Frank Lloyd Wright’s Bachman-Wilson House, Buckminster Fuller’s Fly’s Eye Dome, the museum’s four miles of trails, and more.
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.
The Crystal Bridges Library offers an extensive collection of art reference materials and is open during all Museum public hours. You can search the Library catalog by clicking on the following link: CrystalBridges.org/Library
If you are unable to visit and you have questions about our Library, please email your question to [email protected]