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Joan Mitchell
Joan Mitchell standing among her artworks

Joan Mitchell

Activities & Education Art & Collection At the Museum

February 12 is the birthday of Abstract Expressionist painter Joan Mitchell (1925-1992). Everything about Mitchell’s privileged early life and academic career might have suggested a smooth path to an early successful…

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Expanding the Cycle of Creative Energy with Kristen Cliffell
Kristen Cliffel

Expanding the Cycle of Creative Energy with Kristen Cliffell

Activities & Education At the Museum Exhibitions

Today we present another guest blog post: this time by State of the Art artist Kristen Cliffel.  Cliffel participated in the Museum’s Symposium in November, and returns to Crystal Bridges…

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Capturing Nature in Clay: An Autumn Project
Autumn leaves made from clay

Capturing Nature in Clay: An Autumn Project

Activities & Education At the Museum Exhibitions Nature & Outdoor

Cooler weather is upon us, and many of us, including me, treasure those last warm days of the year. As an Art Instructor for a museum that has over 3.5…

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Working at the Museum, Part 1
Brandi Cline

Working at the Museum, Part 1

Activities & Education People & Community

As editor of Crystal Bridges’ blog, I’m always sniffing around for new blog ideas and attempting to harry, cajole, or even bribe (a little chocolate goes a long way sometimes)…

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Teaching from Works of Art: An Exercise in Guided Looking
Woman stands in front of group of guests giving tour of art

Teaching from Works of Art: An Exercise in Guided Looking

Activities & Education

Crystal Bridges’ Education Department offers art education not only for K-12 students and the public at large, but also for a variety of educators:   from public and private K-12 teachers, to homeschool…

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Ursula Von Rydingsvard
Ursula Von Rydingsvard, Unraveling

Ursula Von Rydingsvard

Activities & Education Art & Collection At the Museum
Unraveling, the large wall sculpture on view on the north side of the Early Twentieth Century Gallery Bridge, was created by Ursula Von Rydingsvard in 2007. Von Rydingsvard will visit…
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'Tis the Season: Winter Break Art Project
Circle shaped buttons in white, blues, and grays and some snowflake shaped white buttons

'Tis the Season: Winter Break Art Project

Activities & Education At the Museum

Night Zag Wall showcases the awe of combining found objects with an artistic hand. The layering of organic and geometric shapes turn this wall sculpture into a conversational piece. Home…

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Creative Connections: Art and Alzheimer’s
Woman shows off the art she made

Creative Connections: Art and Alzheimer’s

Activities & Education At the Museum

Crystal Bridges’ Creative Connections: Art and Alzheimer’s Program piloted in January, 2013 as a collaboration between Crystal Bridges and the Northwest Arkansas/Bentonville office of the Alzheimer’s Association.  During monthly two-hour…

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The Blank Canvas
Person sitting outside on a folding stool holding paint brushes while painting on a canvas

The Blank Canvas

Activities & Education Art & Collection At the Museum
“Don't think about making art, just get it done. Let everyone else decide if it's good or bad, whether they love it or hate it. While they are deciding, make…
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Butterflies at Crystal Bridges
Spicebush Swallowtail butterfly

Butterflies at Crystal Bridges

Activities & Education At the Museum Nature & Outdoor
In July, Crystal Bridges hosted a “Discover the Grounds” talk about the butterflies that can be found here on our grounds, featuring myself and guest-presenter and ecologist, David Rupe. I…
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