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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.

July 9, 2020

Crystal Bridges Acquires Native American Art from Bruce Hartman Collection

Crystal Bridges is excited to announce the acquisition of 31 modern and contemporary artworks by […]
June 11, 2020

Celebrating Queer Artists in the Crystal Bridges Collection

Happy PRIDE Month! Throughout history, the art world often offered “safe spaces” of acceptance for […]
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 […]
May 24, 2019

Nature’s Nation First Look: Charles Willson Peale

In his monumental self-portrait, Charles Willson Peale beckons viewers into his museum, which is visible […]
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 […]