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Crystal Bridges is open to the public, with timed tickets and walk-ups welcome as capacity allows. Learn more.

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.

September 1, 2020

Crystal Bridges Acquires Martin’s Cincuentañera by Shizu Saldamando

Crystal Bridges is excited to acquire a new work by contemporary artist Shizu Saldamando titled […]
August 20, 2020

Buy Ruth Asawa Stamps from the US Postal Service

The US Postal Service is honoring the life and career of Japanese American artist Ruth […]
August 3, 2020

Yasuo Kuniyoshi and the Importance of Advocating for Artists (AAA Series)

In this blog series, the Crystal Bridges Curatorial team explores stories of American art paired […]
July 20, 2020

Charlie Chaplin: Laughing at Modernism

In our newly remodeled Modern Art Gallery, a clip of Charlie Chaplin’s 1936 film Modern […]
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 […]