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October 31, 2017
Stuart Davis (1892-1964) Fin, 1962-1964 Casein and masking tape on canvas Private Collection

The Spooky and Strangely Poetic Story of Fin, Stuart Davis’s final painting

When Stuart Davis passed away in 1964, he left an amazing body of work spanning […]
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 […]
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, […]
April 7, 2017

Mr. and Mrs. Theodore Atkinson, Jr., Reunited for the First Time in Over a Century

Beginning this week, the great colonial-era painter John Singleton Copley receives the special recognition he […]
March 2, 2017

Roy Lichtenstein: In Focus

A new spotlight exhibition opens March 3, 2017, featuring five works by the iconic American […]
October 5, 2016

Of Donkeys and Elephants: the Art of US Political Symbol-making

  Most Americans living in the United States easily recognize the two animals above, and […]
September 8, 2016

Stories from American Made: Portraits by Ammi Phillips

One of the most interesting, and challenging, parts of my job as an Interpretation Manager […]
August 17, 2016

Stories from American Made: Map Quilt—Stitching our Way from Sea to Shining Sea

Map Quilt Artist unidentified Possibly Virginia 1886 Silk and cotton with silk embroidery Collection American […]
July 25, 2016

Stories from American Made: Ithaca Falls Chair

Armchair with View of Ithaca Falls Chairmaker unidentified; decoration probably by R.H. Ranney (dates unknown), […]
July 21, 2016

Stories from American Made: Carousel Horse

CAROUSEL HORSE with Lowered Head Charles Carmel (1865-1931) Coney Island, Brooklyn, New York ca. 1914 Paint […]
June 16, 2016

N.C. Wyeth

  This summer has installed new family member, of sorts, to our gallery walls – a […]