A world-class collection of American art, stunning architecture, and 120 acres of Ozark forest with five miles of trails. Admission to the museum is always free.
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Trails and Grounds open daily sunrise to sunset.
HORARIO POR DÍAS FESTIVOS: Crystal Bridges cerrará a las 2:00 p.m. el 24 de diciembre (Nochebuena) y permanecerá cerrado el 25 de diciembre (Navidad).
Learn more about Belonging(s) (2020), a newly commissioned work, by Beth Lipman, part of Crafting America.
Crystal Bridges recently acquired a work by Los Angeles-based painter Sandy Rodriguez titled De las Señales y Pronósticos and I.C.E. Raids de Califas, created in 2018.
Did you know Crystal Bridges is currently offering free virtual gallery tours? 3 in 30 takes participants on a virtual tour of three artworks in 30 minutes, with many revolving around a theme.
Welcome to Conversations across Collections. This entry is the fourth in a collaborative series between the Archives of American Art and Crystal Bridges where we share the archival backstory on objects from each of our collections.
One of my jobs as an intern is to help build object files—internal files for the museum and visiting researchers that include information about our collection. How was the work created? Where has it been exhibited? Who previously owned the object?
What may seem like yet another simplified portrait of a flattened figure with bright colors is anything but. Oscar Bluemner (1867-1938) placed great emphasis on the colors he chose, the forms he created, and the mood his paintings conveyed.
The dark blue-gray eye floats on the creamy white paper. It stares back, unblinking and life-sized. A reflected window arches over the iris, suggesting the human attached to this eye was indoors.
“I’m Alice Walton, and I am delighted to take you on this tour today.” So begins the museum’s newest audio tour, Alice Walton Talks Art. In this self-guided tour, take…
Crystal Bridges is excited to acquire a new work by contemporary artist Shizu Saldamando titled Martin’s Cincuentañera. About Martin’s Cincuentañera Saldamando’s artwork Martin’s Cincuentañera (2018) features Martin Crudo, the…
In our newly remodeled Modern Art Gallery, a clip of Charlie Chaplin’s 1936 film Modern Times plays next to artworks depicting changes in technology, industry, and society in the twentieth…
In his paintings, video installations, assemblage works, sculptures, and performances, Paul Stephen Benjamin explores the questions, “What is the color black?” and “If the color black had a sound, what…
Crystal Bridges is excited to announce the acquisition of 31 modern and contemporary artworks by 25 Native American artists from the Bruce Hartman collection in Kansas City, Missouri. The collection…
Effective in 1863, President Abraham Lincoln issued a presidential proclamation and executive order, known as the Emancipation Proclamation, stating that all slaves in the United States were now free. However,…
Here, we examine the storied histories of a few artists and artworks in the Crystal Bridges collection that identify as LGBTQ+.