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New Artwork Looks Back At You
Artwork by Nina Chanel Abney

New Artwork Looks Back At You

Art & Collection
Crystal Bridges is delighted to present a brand-new artwork created just for our museum by artist Nina Chanel Abney. Nina was onsite at the museum creating this artwork for the…
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Titus Kaphar Amends History
Titus Kaphar, The Cost of Removal (detail)

Titus Kaphar Amends History

Art & Collection
    Kaphar sampled aspects from this painting in his rendering and then attached pieces of torn canvas with rusted nails in order to expose the hidden context of Andrew…
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Buckminster Fuller and Isamu Noguchi: A lifetime friendship of like minds
Isamu Noguchi (left) and Buckminster Fuller (right)

Buckminster Fuller and Isamu Noguchi: A lifetime friendship of like minds

Art & Collection
Today is the birithday of artist Isamu Noguchi, born November 17, 1904.   In early 1929, Isamu Noguchi (1904-1988) stepped into the splashy Romany Marie’s, a Greenwich Village tavern covered…
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Maya Lin's Crystal Bridges Connection
Maya Lin with her work, Upper White River

Maya Lin's Crystal Bridges Connection

Art & Collection
  Artist Maya Lin's (b. 1959) sculpture Silver Upper White River (recycled silver, 2015) is on display at Crystal Bridges.  Many readers may already be familiar with Lin; it was…
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Native American Heritage: Emmi Whitehorse
Emmi Whitehorse talks about her painting

Native American Heritage: Emmi Whitehorse

Art & Collection
November is Native American Heritage Month in the United States. To celebrate, we will be appreciating the work of some of the Native American artists in our collection throughout the…
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The Spooky and Strangely Poetic Story of Fin, Stuart Davis’s final painting
Stuart Davis, Fin

The Spooky and Strangely Poetic Story of Fin, Stuart Davis’s final painting

Art & Collection Exhibitions
When Stuart Davis passed away in 1964, he left an amazing body of work spanning the first half of the 20th century that reflected, through his very personal and particular…
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Happy Birthday Lee Krasner!
Lee Krasner, Self Portrait

Happy Birthday Lee Krasner!

Art & Collection
October 27, 1908,  is the birthday of Lee Krasner. For many women throughout history, the reputation of their spouse has been remembered more completely than their own legacy. Lee Krasner,…
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Windows to the Soul : a Tribute to Robert Rauschenberg
close-up of female eye

Windows to the Soul : a Tribute to Robert Rauschenberg

Art & Collection
      When I first witnessed Bed I was studying in New York City and took a trip to the Museum of Modern Art in Manhattan. I was studying…
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Greetings from Russell’s Corners on George Copeland Ault’s Birthday
A collection of buildings surrounded by electrical poles and lines in the snow

Greetings from Russell’s Corners on George Copeland Ault’s Birthday

Art & Collection
Autumn is upon us and soon, perhaps, rural areas of our region may look similar to George Copeland Ault’s 1944 painting Daylight at Russell’s Corners. In celebration of the artist’s…
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Happy Birthday to Benjamin West, America’s First Great Painter
Self-Portrait of Benjamin West

Happy Birthday to Benjamin West, America’s First Great Painter

Art & Collection
Most of us can recall the names of famous Americans from the Colonial era, many of whom would later be known as “Founding Fathers.” Names like Benjamin Franklin, Paul Revere,…
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Dirty Deals: Jack Levine skewers American politics
Jack Levine

Dirty Deals: Jack Levine skewers American politics

Art & Collection
Jack Levine’s 1983 painting The Arms Brokers is one of many political protest work he created during his career.  The painting features many well-known political figures from the 1980s, including…
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Introducing Sam Gilliam’s Black and Golden Door!
Sam Gilliam, Black and Golden Door

Introducing Sam Gilliam’s Black and Golden Door!

Art & Collection
    Samantha Sigmon, Interpretation Manager Gabi Andino, Interpretation Intern   “Gilliam is not an artist to labor in the past for its own sake, rather, he explores it primarily…
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The Sad True Story of Mister Crowley of Central Park
Studies of “Mr. Crowley” – The Chimpanzee in the Central Park Menagerie – Drawn by Frederick Stuart Church

The Sad True Story of Mister Crowley of Central Park

Art & Collection
   A painting popular with Crystal Bridges visitors features a chimpanzee, seated in a chair, holding a copy of Charles Darwin’s 1871 classic The Descent of Man, and Selection in…
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Our Immigrant Nation: Yasuo Kuniyoshi
Kuniyoshi in his studio, at 30 East Fourteenth St. in New York, N.Y., photographed by Max Yavno

Our Immigrant Nation: Yasuo Kuniyoshi

Art & Collection
The United States is an unusually diverse country, built and populated by immigrants from every nation in the world.  Despite this, throughout American history, immigrants have also been the targets…
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The Marvelous, Mystical Morris Graves
Morris Graves

The Marvelous, Mystical Morris Graves

Art & Collection
Today is the birthday of artist Morris Graves, whose wonderful painting, Spirit Bird with Minnow, is part of Crystal Bridges’ permanent collection, and my favorite, though it has not been…
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The Last Laugh: Suffragettes and Mary Cassatt
Mary Cassatt

The Last Laugh: Suffragettes and Mary Cassatt

Art & Collection

Today is the anniversary of the passage of the 19th amendment, August 18, 1920, granting women the right to vote, and thereby to become active participants in politics and public…

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The Monochromatic and Contradictory World of Mark Tansey
Mark Tansey, Landscape

The Monochromatic and Contradictory World of Mark Tansey

Art & Collection
Artist Mark Tansey was born on August 2, 1949,  and curatorial intern Kaitlin Morelock would love to fill you in on some information behind the artist responsible for Landscape, located…
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Communities in Solidarity and the Art of Jacob Lawrence
Jacob Lawrence

Communities in Solidarity and the Art of Jacob Lawrence

Art & Collection
Your Google Doodle this morning links you to the history of New York City's Silent Parade, which took place  on this date 100 years ago. The city's Black population marched…
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Jean-Michel Basquiat
Andy Warhol, Jean Michel Basquiat

Jean-Michel Basquiat

Art & Collection
First appearing in Crystal Bridges' 1940s to Now Gallery in 2016,   Untitled, 1981, is a paradigm of the most prolific stage of artmaking in Jean-Michel Basquiat’s unfortunately short career: 1981 to…
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New Acquisition: Elsie Driggs's Blast Furnace
Elsie Driggs, Blast Furnaces

New Acquisition: Elsie Driggs's Blast Furnace

Art & Collection
    New on view in Crystal Bridges' Early Twentieth-Century Art Gallery is Elsie Drigg's Precisionist painting, Blast Furnaces, created in 1927.     Elsie Driggs was born in 1898…
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