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Who Was Alfred Stieglitz? Part II
Fisk University Student Edythe Paulin and Georgia O'Keeffe

Who Was Alfred Stieglitz? Part II

Art & Collection Exhibitions

Continued from Part I  Modernism and the Modern Age Alfred Stieglitz and his partner, Edward Steichen, assembled exhibitions of photographs, paintings, drawings, illustrations, caricatures, prints, and sculptures. They showed African…

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Significant Careers of Determined Artists: Dale Chihuly
Dale Chihuly

Significant Careers of Determined Artists: Dale Chihuly

Art & Collection Museum Store

Most people are familiar with the characterization of the starving artist. They are the determined visionaries who forgo many of life’s comforts—money, food, bathing—so they can focus all of their…

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A Halloween Tale
John Singer Sargent, Robert Louis Stevenson and His Wife

A Halloween Tale

Art & Collection
October is a festive and mystical month.  Summer days shorten and the dark of night arrives earlier.  Brisk winds carry the sounds of falling leaves and the faint smell of…
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Who Was Alfred Stieglitz?
Gertrude Käsebier, Alfred Stieglitz

Who Was Alfred Stieglitz?

Art & Collection Exhibitions

On November 9, Crystal Bridges will open an exhibition of 101 works of art collected by Alfred Stieglitz in the early twentieth century. The collection includes photographs, paintings, drawings, prints,…

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Karl Bodmer’s Adventures During the 1833/34 Upper-Missouri Expedition, Part II
Map of the journey of Karl Bodmer and Prince Maximilian.

Karl Bodmer’s Adventures During the 1833/34 Upper-Missouri Expedition, Part II

Art & Collection Exhibitions
To read Part I, click here. On their return trip, Maximilian and company stayed at Fort Clark in present-day North Dakota from November 1833 to April 1834. As Maximilian recounts,…
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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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Karl Bodmer’s Adventures During the 1833/34 Upper-Missouri Expedition, Part I
Karl Bodmer The Steamer Yellow Stone on the 19th April 1833

Karl Bodmer’s Adventures During the 1833/34 Upper-Missouri Expedition, Part I

Art & Collection Exhibitions Library

Part I:  The Trip Out One of the most recent changes in Crystal Bridges’ Early Nineteenth-Century Gallery is the new exhibition of Karl Bodmer’s hand-colored aquatint prints. While the previous…

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Outdoor Sculpture "Stella" is No Boar
André Harvey, Stella sculpture

Outdoor Sculpture "Stella" is No Boar

Art & Collection Nature & Outdoor

The Museum’s Art Trail is a wonderful outdoor venue to explore. The paved path offers spectacular views of the grounds and hosts a variety of outdoor works of art from…

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The Fabulous Louise Nevelson
Louise Nevelson

The Fabulous Louise Nevelson

Art & Collection
So how could an artist have triumphed in the face of such unreasonable prejudice?  “In Nevelson’s case, she was the most ferocious artist there was,” said Museum President Don Bacigalupi. …
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Birds, Part III: Birds of a Feather... in the Crystal Bridges Library
Drawing of bird with red head, blue upper body, white under belly, black and white lower body, and black tail feathers

Birds, Part III: Birds of a Feather... in the Crystal Bridges Library

Art & Collection Library

There are so many bird illustration publications that I’ll first list, along with a few images, those works which, along with Wilson and Audubon, made significant contributions to ornithology illustration:…

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Edward Hopper's "Blackwell's Island" joins Crystal Bridges collection
Edward Hopper, Blackwell's Island

Edward Hopper's "Blackwell's Island" joins Crystal Bridges collection

Art & Collection
Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art will soon debut a new acquisition of a major work by American Modernist painter Edward Hopper (1882–1967).  The work, titled Blackwell’s Island, offers a…
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Birds, Part II: Big Birds in the Crystal Bridges Library
Drawing of Maryland Yellow Throat

Birds, Part II: Big Birds in the Crystal Bridges Library

Art & Collection Library

This is the second of the Bird blogs. It’s a way to introduce you, our Museum community, to the Library’s wonderful collection of nineteenth-century American color-plate ornithology books. I call…

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A Short Chat with Karen LaMonte
Karen LaMonte with her cast-glass sculpture Dress Impression with Wrinkled Cowl

A Short Chat with Karen LaMonte

Art & Collection
As Copy Editor for Crystal Bridges, it is my privilege to interview some of the artists whose work appears in our collection.  These interviews are published, in part, in C…
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Birds, Part I: Early Birds in the Crystal Bridges Library
Drawings of Wood Thrush

Birds, Part I: Early Birds in the Crystal Bridges Library

Art & Collection Library

One of the most enjoyable aspects as Library Director at Crystal Bridges is learning about and sharing our amazing nineteenth-century color-plate book collection with guests. I often talk about the…

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Installing Nam June Paik's "John Cage Robot II"
Two people installing large 3D artwork

Installing Nam June Paik's "John Cage Robot II"

Art & Collection

Crystal Bridges preparator Trisha Parker has been part of the museum’s prep team since the museum was a set of empty galleries. She has helped to uncrate, move, and install…

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Books about Art & Nature
A color plate from Catesby's Hortus Europae Americanus: Collection of 85 Curious Trees and Shrubs

Books about Art & Nature

Art & Collection Library

Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art welcomes all to celebrate the American spirit in a setting that unites the power of art with the beauty of nature. Our unique mission…

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A Collection Well-Check
Conservator Gay Myers inspects an artwork in the gallery

A Collection Well-Check

Art & Collection Nature & Outdoor
In July, Lance Mayer and Gay Myers, a pair of painting conservators, visited Crystal Bridges to conduct a thorough assessment of all of the works currently on view in the…
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Andy Warhol’s 85th Birthday Anniversary
Andy Warhol, Hammer and Sickle

Andy Warhol’s 85th Birthday Anniversary

Art & Collection

This year marks what would have been Andy Warhol’s 85th birthday. Warhol, a leading figure of the Pop Art movement—and according to ARTNews magazine, one of the twenty-five most influential…

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