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January 12, 2018

Change is in the Air: A Sneak Peek at the Plan for the New Early American Galleries

By Mindy Besaw, Curator of American Art   During the chilly early months of 2018, […]
December 18, 2017
Artwork by Nina Chanel Abney, Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentonville, Arkansas

New Artwork Looks Back At You

Crystal Bridges is delighted to present a brand-new artwork created just for our museum by […]
November 22, 2017

Titus Kaphar Amends History

  “I want to make paintings…I want to make sculptures that are honest, that wrestle […]
November 17, 2017
Isamu Noguchi speaks to Buckminster Fuller, ca. 1971.

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

Today is the birithday of artist Isamu Noguchi, born November 17, 1904.   In early […]
November 8, 2017
Maya Lin with her work, Upper White River, at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art

Maya Lin’s Crystal Bridges Connection

  Artist Maya Lin’s (b. 1959) sculpture Silver Upper White River (recycled silver, 2015) is […]
November 2, 2017
Emmi Whitehorse talks about her painting "Outset, Launching, Progression," at Chiaroscuro Gallery in Santa Fe, NM, 2015

Native American Heritage: Emmi Whitehorse

November is Native American Heritage Month in the United States. To celebrate, we will be […]
October 27, 2017
Self-portrait of Lee Krasner

Happy Birthday Lee Krasner!

October 27, 1908,  is the birthday of Lee Krasner. For many women throughout history, the […]
October 17, 2017
Left: Carrie Mae Weems, Untitled (Woman standing), detail, 1990, printed 2015. Gelatiin silver print. Right: Artist Lynda Benglis

Distinguished Speaker Series Features Two Seriously Bad-A** Women

Wrapping up this year’s Distinguished Speaker Series at Crystal Bridges are two remarkable, powerful, and […]
October 11, 2017
George Copeland Ault (1891 - 1948)

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

Autumn is upon us and soon, perhaps, rural areas of our region may look similar […]
October 3, 2017

Dirty Deals: Jack Levine skewers American politics

Jack Levine’s 1983 painting The Arms Brokers is one of many political protest work he […]
September 28, 2017
Sam Gilliam, born 1933 Black and Golden Door, 1996 Acrylic on birch plywood with aluminum construction and piano-hinged door Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentonville, Arkansas

Introducing Sam Gilliam’s Black and Golden Door!

    Samantha Sigmon, Interpretation Manager Gabi Andino, Interpretation Intern   “Gilliam is not an […]
September 25, 2017
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

   A painting popular with Crystal Bridges visitors features a chimpanzee, seated in a chair, […]