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Crystal Bridges Acquires Work from Catherine Opie’s Portraits Series
Catherine Opie, Pig Pen

Crystal Bridges Acquires Work from Catherine Opie’s Portraits Series

Art & Collection
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A Plant Tour of Rashid Johnson’s The Bruising
Rashid Johnson installation

A Plant Tour of Rashid Johnson’s The Bruising

Art & Collection Nature & Outdoor

Enjoy a tour of the plants currently inhabiting artist Rashid Johnson’s outdoor sculpture in the North Forest.

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Conversations Across Collections: Ruth Asawa in Crafting America
Guest viewing basket woven hanging sculpture

Conversations Across Collections: Ruth Asawa in Crafting America

Art & Collection Exhibitions

Examine the intersection of art and craft through the work of renowned artist Ruth Asawa.

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Discover LGBTQ+ Artists and Events at Crystal Bridges
Robert Indiana, LOVE

Discover LGBTQ+ Artists and Events at Crystal Bridges

Art & Collection
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Crystal Bridges Acquires Work from Cuban American Artist María Magdalena Campos-Pons
María Magdalena Campos-Pons When I am Not Here/Estoy Allá, from When I am Not Here/Estoy Alla series

Crystal Bridges Acquires Work from Cuban American Artist María Magdalena Campos-Pons

Art & Collection

Learn about a recently acquired work on paper by Cuban American artist María Magdalena Campos-Pons: When I am Not Here/Estoy Allá (1997). 

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The Tortoise and the Hare, as Sculpted by Nancy Schön
Nancy Schön, Tortoise and Hare

The Tortoise and the Hare, as Sculpted by Nancy Schön

Art & Collection Nature & Outdoor

In the midst of a blooming spring season, let’s take a look at one of our outdoor sculptures: Tortoise and Hare by artist Nancy Schön.

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Fred Eversley, Howard University, and World Building from the Inside Out
Fred Eversley, Big Red Lens

Fred Eversley, Howard University, and World Building from the Inside Out

Art & Collection

In 2018, artist Fred Eversley was invited to Howard University to receive a Lifetime Achievement Award in Three-Dimensional Art for his contributions to American sculpture and world building.

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A Look at After The Last Supper
Devorah Sperber, After The Last Supper

A Look at After The Last Supper

Art & Collection Exhibitions

Devorah Sperber’s popular artwork After The Last Supper (2005) has not been on display since 2012 and will be leaving the walls of the museum again very soon. Learn a little more about the work, its preparation, and some of the works currently around this one, in the galleries now through March 28. 

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Reflections of a Curator: Black History Month and Accountability
Early American Art Gallery, Crystal Bridges

Reflections of a Curator: Black History Month and Accountability

Art & Collection

In this blog, Mindy Besaw, curator, American art and director of fellowships and research at Crystal Bridges, reflects on Black History Month and how to stay accountable for promoting and reflecting on Black art throughout the year.

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Black History Art and Book Pairings
(left) Jacob Lawrence, People in Other Rooms (Harlem Street Scene); (right) Isabel Wilkerson, The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America’s Great Migration, Vintage Random House

Black History Art and Book Pairings

Activities & Education Art & Collection

The Reader by Emma Amos inspired our Curatorial and Education teams to reflect and pair books with artwork by Black artists at Crystal Bridges.

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Beth Lipman, The Levy-Franks Family, and a New Work Made of Glass
Beth Lipman, Belonging(s)

Beth Lipman, The Levy-Franks Family, and a New Work Made of Glass

Art & Collection Exhibitions

Learn more about Belonging(s) (2020), a newly commissioned work, by Beth Lipman, part of Crafting America.

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