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Happy Birthday to George Inness, America’s Great Nineteenth-Century Artist-Philosopher
Sun setting on the river behind a pastor of cows

Happy Birthday to George Inness, America’s Great Nineteenth-Century Artist-Philosopher

Art & Collection
May 1 is the birthday of George Inness (1825-1894), an American painter who came of age in the era of the Hudson River School artists, many of whom strongly influenced…
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Museum Officials Dealing with Overnight Break-In: April Fools Prank?
Several artworks ranging from late nineteenth to twentieth century in gallery

Museum Officials Dealing with Overnight Break-In: April Fools Prank?

Art & Collection

Early this morning, curators on routine gallery walk-throughs discovered that Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art had experienced a strange break-in overnight. Despite state-of-the-art security systems, professional protection services staff,…

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Women's History Month: Meet Faith Ringgold
Faith Ringgold

Women's History Month: Meet Faith Ringgold

Art & Collection

Your work is autobiographical, but not always directly, there are characters… No, it’s from my experience. It’s what I know the best: my experience, who I am, where I am,…

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A short conversation with Max Ferguson
Max Ferguson, Time

A short conversation with Max Ferguson

Art & Collection

To sooth the pain of our first Monday of Daylight Saving Time, we turn our bleary, red-rimmed and tired eyes to Max Ferguson’s masterful painting, Time. Ferguson captures quiet, everyday…

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Women’s History Month: Lida Moser
Lida Moser

Women’s History Month: Lida Moser

Art & Collection Exhibitions

In honor of Women’s History Month, and our current temporary exhibition of photography, The Open Road: Photography and the American Road Trip, today’s Wednesday Women’s blog focuses on photographer Lida Moser.…

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E. Leopold Trouvelot and Intergalactic Kitchen Printing
Étienne Léopold Trouvelot

E. Leopold Trouvelot and Intergalactic Kitchen Printing

Art & Collection At the Museum
You don’t have to have a lot of fancy equipment to make art. Crystal Bridges’ Museum Educator Moira Anderson demonstrated this recently in an Art by the Glass workshop titled…
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Women's History Month: Agnes Pelton
Agnes Pelton, Sand Storm

Women's History Month: Agnes Pelton

Art & Collection
In honor of Women's History Month, we will be highlighting a female artist from Crystal Bridges' art and library collections each Wednesday. We begin with this profile of Agnes Pelton…
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Welcoming Felix Gonzalez-Torres’s “Untitled” (L.A.)
Felix Gonzalez-Torres,

Welcoming Felix Gonzalez-Torres’s “Untitled” (L.A.)

Art & Collection
"We need our own space to think and digest what we see. And we also have to trust the viewer and trust the power of the object. And the power…
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Elihu Vedder: "Young Marsyas"
Elihu Vedder, Expand Favorite Young Marsyas (Marsyas Enchanting the Hares)

Elihu Vedder: "Young Marsyas"

Art & Collection
February 26 is the birthday of Elihu Vedder (1836 – 1923), an American artist whose playful painting, Young Marsyas, is on view in Crystal Bridges' Early Nineteenth-Century Gallery. Vedder was born in New York City…
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Framing Mrs. Atkinson
Framed painting of young lady in fancy dress holding a flying squirrel on a chain

Framing Mrs. Atkinson

Art & Collection

The frames on the paintings in Crystal Bridges’ permanent collection are a subject of great interest to Museum guests. Many times the antique, ornate frames are nearly as beautiful as the…

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Neil Welliver: Snow on Alden Brook
Neil Welliver, Snow on Alden Brook

Neil Welliver: Snow on Alden Brook

Art & Collection
Snow has been much in the news lately, which brings to mind one of the perennial favorite artworks in Crystal Bridges’ permanent collection: Neil Welliver’s Snow on Alden Brook. This…
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The Rise and Fall of Samuel F.B. Morse
Samuel F.B. Morse

The Rise and Fall of Samuel F.B. Morse

Art & Collection Exhibitions

This weekend the temporary exhibition, Samuel F.B. Morse’s Gallery of the Louvre and the Art of Invention, opened at Crystal Bridges. It focuses around a single monumental painting by the man most…

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Scholarship at Crystal Bridges: A Tyson Scholar's Perspective
Amy Torbert, Tyson Scholar

Scholarship at Crystal Bridges: A Tyson Scholar's Perspective

Art & Collection Library Nature & Outdoor

Tyson Scholar Amy Torbert is a little more than half way through her nine-month research residency at Crystal Bridges. For today’s post, she takes time off from her dissertation to offer an…

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Everett Shinn
Everett Shinn, A French Music Hall

Everett Shinn

Art & Collection Library
Today is the birthday of Everett Shinn (1876 – 1953), a member of the Ashcan School of painting spearheaded by Robert Henri. Shinn is best known for his paintings of…
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Welcoming George Segal's "Depression Bread Line"
Green colored sculpture of men standing in line

Welcoming George Segal's "Depression Bread Line"

Art & Collection
A solemn group of dark figures stand in a row just inside the Early Twentieth-Century Gallery bridge at Crystal Bridges. Slump-shouldered, straight-faced, and dressed in nondescript overcoats and battered hats,…
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Introducing Robert Indiana’s Electric Eat
Guests sitting on couches under Robert Indiana's The Electric EAT

Introducing Robert Indiana’s Electric Eat

Art & Collection
Visitors to Crystal Bridges’ South Lawn are familiar with one of the Museum’s most popular and photographed works: Robert Indiana’s LOVE sculpture. Fans of this work will be delighted to…
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Back Story: Alfred Maurer
Alfred Henry Maurer, Weyhe Gallery Sign

Back Story: Alfred Maurer

Art & Collection Exhibitions
A new exhibition opened recently at Crystal Bridges features some 65 paintings by American Modernist Alfred Maurer.  Visitors to Crystal Bridges' permanent galleries may have noticed the wide range of…
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Arthur Dove: The Condition of Light
Arthur Garfield Dove, Two Forms

Arthur Dove: The Condition of Light

Art & Collection

Arthur Garfield Dove (1880-1946) is considered one of the earliest American abstract painters. Sunday, August 2 would have been Dove’s 135th birthday. Dove was born to a well-to-do family in Canandaigua,…

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Chihuly Editions: Q&A with the artists
Glass shape in furnace

Chihuly Editions: Q&A with the artists

Art & Collection Museum Store
Curious as to how these Studio Editions are produced, I contacted the Chihuly Studio and asked a few questions.  Here's what the Studio had to say: How does a glassblower get…
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Installing Maman
Louise Bourgeois, Maman

Installing Maman

Art & Collection
Ever wonder how a 30-foot-tall spider sculpture was installed in the courtyard at Crystal Bridges? Very carefully.   No, seriously, we have a video of it.  Here you go:  The…
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