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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 10, 2017
Self-Portrait of Benjamin West, 1776 | oil on canvas | National Gallery of Art, Washington DC | Andrew W. Mellon Collection

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

Most of us can recall the names of famous Americans from the Colonial era, many […]
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, […]
September 14, 2017
Stuart Davis: In Full Swing logo

Stuart Davis is Here, In Full Swing

On Saturday, September 14, 2017, Crystal Bridges opens the new temporary exhibition Stuart Davis: In […]
September 5, 2017

Preschool Palooza! Fun Class Series Just for Preschoolers!

Preschoolers are natural artists. They love colors and shapes and textures, and many enjoy the […]
September 1, 2017

Our Immigrant Nation: Yasuo Kuniyoshi

The United States is an unusually diverse country, built and populated by immigrants from every […]
August 28, 2017

The Marvelous, Mystical Morris Graves

Today is the birthday of artist Morris Graves, whose wonderful painting, Spirit Bird with Minnow, […]
August 24, 2017

The Scuttlebut on Gallery Gab in September

Each month, a number of Gallery Conversations are scheduled at Crystal Bridges, each featuring a […]
August 18, 2017

The Last Laugh: Suffragettes and Mary Cassatt

Today is the anniversary of the passage of the 19th amendment, August 18, 1920, granting […]