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Happy Birthday Norman Rockwell!
Norman Rockwell

Happy Birthday Norman Rockwell!

Art & Collection
Today is the birthday of beloved artist and illustrator, Norman Rockwell. Raised in the “golden age” of illustration, Rockwell grew up admiring the work of Howard Pyle, J.S. Leydendecker, Edwin…
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Crystal Bridges Announces Alice Neel Acquisition and Members Preview
Alice Neel, Hugh Hurd

Crystal Bridges Announces Alice Neel Acquisition and Members Preview

Art & Collection

Crystal Bridges is pleased to announce the acquisition of a portrait of actor Hugh Hurd (1925-1995), by Alice Neel (1900-1984).   Neel is one of the most important American portrait…

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Never Too Late: Late Bloomers in Crystal Bridges' Collection
Alma Thomas, Lunar Rendezvous—Circle of Flowers

Never Too Late: Late Bloomers in Crystal Bridges' Collection

Art & Collection
It may not surprise you to learn that many of the people who work in various capacities at Crystal Bridges are practicing artists in their own right. After all, it makes…
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A Musical Crystal Bridges Tour, Courtesy of the Teen Council
Keith Haring,

A Musical Crystal Bridges Tour, Courtesy of the Teen Council

Art & Collection
Crystal Bridges' Teen Council is a group of awesome high school students from all across our area who meet regularly to socialize, learn about the museum, participate in artmaking activities,…
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Childe Hassam's Paris at Twilight
Childe Hassam, Paris at Twilight

Childe Hassam's Paris at Twilight

Art & Collection
As the days grow shorter, many of us we find ourselves coming home from work around 5:30, just as it is beginning to get dark.  Paris at Twilight, by Childe Hassam,…
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Celebrating Thanksgiving and Audubon’s Festive Fowls
John James Audubon, Wild Turkey Cock, Hen and Young

Celebrating Thanksgiving and Audubon’s Festive Fowls

Art & Collection

Black Friday is behind us, yet many of us are still finding ways to get creative with the post-Thanksgiving leftover turkey. Whether you love this traditional holiday fowl or banish…

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Happy Birthday Walt Kuhn
Walt Kuhn,

Happy Birthday Walt Kuhn

Art & Collection Exhibitions
Today we celebrate the birthday of artist Walt Kuhn and his uniquely American Modernist style. Highly influenced by the theater, Kuhn was not just an artist, but a costume designer,…
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Five Years and Counting: Growing and Sharing Crystal Bridges' Collection
Man sits on a bench looking at artwork hung on a wall opposite him

Five Years and Counting: Growing and Sharing Crystal Bridges' Collection

Art & Collection
As Crystal Bridges approaches its fifth anniversary, we’ll be writing blog posts that highlight the Museum’s changes and accomplishments since opening on November 11, 2011.   First up:  Let’s talk…
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Happy Birthday, Benjamin West!
Benjamin West, Cupid and Psych

Happy Birthday, Benjamin West!

Art & Collection

October 10, 2016, marks the 278th birthday of artist Benjamin West. You may know him from his painting, Cupid and Psyche, on view in Crystal Bridges Colonial and Early Nineteenth-Century…

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Welcoming Wall Drawing 880: Loopy Doopy by Sol LeWitt
Glass building over a pond

Welcoming Wall Drawing 880: Loopy Doopy by Sol LeWitt

Art & Collection
by Samantha Sigmon, with Rome Font   A drawing painted directly on the wall cannot simply be taken out of a museum, it must be painted over, so, what is…
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Happy Birthday, George de Forest Brush!
Native American squatting on bank reaching for lily in water

Happy Birthday, George de Forest Brush!

Art & Collection

Within the focus exhibition Changing Perspectives of Native Americans, located  in Crystal Bridges’ Colonial and Early Nineteenth-Century Art Gallery, hangs one of Crystal Bridges most popular paintings, The Indian and…

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Happy Birthday, Charles Bird King!
Charles Bird King, Ottoe Half Chief, Husband of Eagle of Delight

Happy Birthday, Charles Bird King!

Art & Collection
While portraiture may seem to imitate life, throughout history it has also served to influence life and affect public perception. Today, September 26,  we celebrate the birthday of Charles Bird…
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Minimalism and Murder: A Glimpse at the Relationship of Carl Andre and Ana Mendieta

Minimalism and Murder: A Glimpse at the Relationship of Carl Andre and Ana Mendieta

Art & Collection
This post was prepared by Danny Baskin, Crystal Bridges' summer intern in the Interpretation Department.  --LD   In the late spring of 2014, a crowd gathered around a smeared pile…
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Happy Birthday, Harriet Frishmuth!
Family stands looking at a sculpture of a woman in a grace pose holding a ball over her head

Happy Birthday, Harriet Frishmuth!

Art & Collection
September 17, 2016, marks Harriet Whitney Frishmuth’s 136th birthday. Although the name might not ring a bell immediately, those of you who have had the chance to stroll through the…
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New on View: Untitled (Palais De Cristal) by Joseph Cornell
Joseph Cornell Untitled (Palais de Cristal)

New on View: Untitled (Palais De Cristal) by Joseph Cornell

Art & Collection

Joseph Cornell Untitled (Palais de Cristal), ca. 1953 Wood box construction: printed-paper collage, glass, and metal 13 in. × 9 1/4 in. × 4 1/4 in. (33 × 23.5 ×…

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Happy Birthday, George Bellows!
George Bellows, Self-portrait

Happy Birthday, George Bellows!

Art & Collection
George Bellows, 1882 - 1925 Self-portrait, ca. 1921 watercolor Yale University Art Gallery, Gift of George Hopper Fitch, B.A. 1932, in honor of Richard S. Field   August 12 marks…
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Happy Birthday Arthur Dove
Arthur Dove

Happy Birthday Arthur Dove

Art & Collection
August 2  is the birthday of American artist Arthur Dove (1880-1946).  Crystal Bridges collection contains two paintings by Dove, plus nine others in the Alfred Stieglitz Collection, held jointly by Crystal Bridges Museum…
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The Four Seasons: Philip Haas interprets Giuseppe Arcimboldo
Giuseppe Archimboldo's

The Four Seasons: Philip Haas interprets Giuseppe Arcimboldo

Art & Collection Exhibitions Nature & Outdoor

Philip Haas’s set of monumental outdoor sculptures, The Four Seasons, are on display on the grounds at Crystal Bridges through the summer. These colorful and fanciful works are a perfect…

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Satisfied: Giuseppe Ceracchi’s Bust of Alexander Hamilton
Giuseppe Ceracchi, Alexander Hamilton, 1794. Marble, 25 x 12 x 14 in. Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art.

Satisfied: Giuseppe Ceracchi’s Bust of Alexander Hamilton

Art & Collection
By Amy Torbert, 2015-16 Tyson Scholar Amy Torbert was a 2015-2016 Tyson Scholar in American art at Crystal Bridges. She is a PhD candidate in art history at the University…
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A Wyeth Family Reunion in Crystal Bridges' Galleries
Tree lined creek way leading to glass building

A Wyeth Family Reunion in Crystal Bridges' Galleries

Art & Collection Library
"In 1911, the publishing house of Charles Scribner's Sons engaged Wyeth to illustrate Robert Louis Stevenson's Treasure Island, his first commission in Scribner's popular series of classic stories. The 17 paintings…
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