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DIY:  Build Your Own Bobbleheads!
Pig shaped bobblehead

DIY:  Build Your Own Bobbleheads!

Activities & Education At the Museum
Inspired by the current temporary exhibition On The Road: Photography and the American Road Trip, we offer you an opportunity to build your own bobblehead:  you know, those hip-swinging, head-bobbing…
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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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Speaking the Language of Art
Group of guests sit in gallery talking

Speaking the Language of Art

Activities & Education At the Museum

The Museum’s Access and Inclusive Programs division collaborates with individuals and organizations in the community to develop dynamic and inclusive Museum experiences, including a series of programs with adult English…

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Bachman-Wilson House: Imagine, if You Will...
Floor plan taped out on a wooden floor

Bachman-Wilson House: Imagine, if You Will...

Activities & Education Architecture At the Museum Volunteer Spotlight

How do you practice guiding tours through a building that isn’t built yet? It’s a question that was troubling Alyssa Wilson, Crystal Bridges’ Guide Program Manager.  Although the Bachman-Wilson House is…

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Introducing CB Outdoors!
Appalachian Red Eastern Redbud screenshot from mobile app

Introducing CB Outdoors!

Activities & Education At the Museum Nature & Outdoor

Another community activity within the app is tours. Of course there are the tours created by the Museum, but in this app we have also included the ability for you…

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Joan Mitchell
Joan Mitchell standing among her artworks

Joan Mitchell

Activities & Education Art & Collection At the Museum

February 12 is the birthday of Abstract Expressionist painter Joan Mitchell (1925-1992). Everything about Mitchell’s privileged early life and academic career might have suggested a smooth path to an early successful…

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Expanding the Cycle of Creative Energy with Kristen Cliffell
Kristen Cliffel

Expanding the Cycle of Creative Energy with Kristen Cliffell

Activities & Education At the Museum Exhibitions

Today we present another guest blog post: this time by State of the Art artist Kristen Cliffel.  Cliffel participated in the Museum’s Symposium in November, and returns to Crystal Bridges…

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Capturing Nature in Clay: An Autumn Project
Autumn leaves made from clay

Capturing Nature in Clay: An Autumn Project

Activities & Education At the Museum Exhibitions Nature & Outdoor

Cooler weather is upon us, and many of us, including me, treasure those last warm days of the year. As an Art Instructor for a museum that has over 3.5…

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Starting from the Bottom: A College Student Grows Roots at Crystal Bridges
Skylar Edwards: Crystal Bridges Volunteer

Starting from the Bottom: A College Student Grows Roots at Crystal Bridges

At the Museum Volunteer Spotlight

College students are involved at Crystal Bridges on a number of different levels.  1)  The Museum actively seeks to recruit students as volunteers. 2)  Our College Ambassador program offers students from many…

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Ursula Von Rydingsvard
Ursula Von Rydingsvard, Unraveling

Ursula Von Rydingsvard

Activities & Education Art & Collection At the Museum
Unraveling, the large wall sculpture on view on the north side of the Early Twentieth Century Gallery Bridge, was created by Ursula Von Rydingsvard in 2007. Von Rydingsvard will visit…
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James Turrell and Josef Albers: Color Theory at Work in the Skyspace
Orange rectangle with small blue rectangle in the middle

James Turrell and Josef Albers: Color Theory at Work in the Skyspace

Architecture At the Museum
“Red,” “green,” “blue,” and “yellow” are like points on a compass. We describe our visual perception using these words, but when do we truly see what they represent? We always…
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'Tis the Season: Winter Break Art Project
Circle shaped buttons in white, blues, and grays and some snowflake shaped white buttons

'Tis the Season: Winter Break Art Project

Activities & Education At the Museum

Night Zag Wall showcases the awe of combining found objects with an artistic hand. The layering of organic and geometric shapes turn this wall sculpture into a conversational piece. Home…

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What I Learned From Crystal Bridges Gallery Guides
Guide leads a family on a tour of the museum

What I Learned From Crystal Bridges Gallery Guides

At the Museum Volunteer Spotlight

Assessment can be an unpleasant word.  A simple online search reveals synonyms such as evaluation, judgment, rating, and analysis.  Sounds painful…  Perhaps hearing the word brings back nightmares of pop…

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Creative Connections: Art and Alzheimer’s
Woman shows off the art she made

Creative Connections: Art and Alzheimer’s

Activities & Education At the Museum

Crystal Bridges’ Creative Connections: Art and Alzheimer’s Program piloted in January, 2013 as a collaboration between Crystal Bridges and the Northwest Arkansas/Bentonville office of the Alzheimer’s Association.  During monthly two-hour…

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The Blank Canvas
Person sitting outside on a folding stool holding paint brushes while painting on a canvas

The Blank Canvas

Activities & Education Art & Collection At the Museum
“Don't think about making art, just get it done. Let everyone else decide if it's good or bad, whether they love it or hate it. While they are deciding, make…
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Butterflies at Crystal Bridges
Spicebush Swallowtail butterfly

Butterflies at Crystal Bridges

Activities & Education At the Museum Nature & Outdoor
In July, Crystal Bridges hosted a “Discover the Grounds” talk about the butterflies that can be found here on our grounds, featuring myself and guest-presenter and ecologist, David Rupe. I…
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