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.
Planning a visit to Crystal Bridges this spring? Use this guide to learn what’s on and what to expect this season.
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Coming soon to a library near you, the art lab brings artmaking, music, storytelling, and more.
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Museum & Buildings
Trails and Grounds open daily sunrise to sunset.
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.
The Reader by Emma Amos inspired our Curatorial and Education teams to reflect and pair books with artwork by Black artists at Crystal Bridges.
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.