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MUSEUM BLOG

Welcome to the Crystal Bridges blog. Want to know what to expect for upcoming programs? Want to know more about exhibitions and artworks? Want to know what's happening at the museum? You can find all of it and more here.

May 14, 2020

An Interview with Artist Leo Villareal

Acclaimed artist Leo Villareal’s lighted sculpture Buckyball (2012) made its debut on the Crystal Bridges […]
May 4, 2020

The Odd Couple: Hollowell and Melchers

On the surface, these works make for odd bedfellows. Gari Melchers presents an austere vision […]
July 19, 2019
Museum Way Podcast

#ArtistatCB: Vanessa German + NEW PODCAST!

Podcast Interview with Vanessa German available here! Read this episode’s transcript   Subscribe Now! Subscribe […]
July 2, 2019

Remembering David Esterly

“It seems to me that these straps are like the unavoidable permanent qualities of life—birth, […]
January 28, 2019

#ArtistatCB: Will Wilson

At Crystal Bridges, we’re committed to exploring the unfolding story of America. Through the 2014 […]
February 4, 2018
Artist Robert Seldon Duncanson, ca. 1864

Backstory: Robert Seldon Duncanson (1821-1872)

Imagine the difficulty of supporting yourself as a biracial artist in the United States prior […]
January 23, 2018
Jack Whitten in his studio, 2015. Photo by Katherine MacMahon

An interview with artist Jack Whitten

The team here at Crystal Bridges was saddened yesterday to learn of the death of […]
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 […]