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June 28, 2017

Crystal Bridges Celebrates LGBTQ Pride Month by Remembering Artist/Activist Keith Haring

In remembrance of the 48th anniversary of the 1969 Stonewall Riots that ignited the flame […]
June 28, 2017

Oh Deer! New Crystal Bridges Acquisition Visits Chicago

An enormous white tail deer, sculpted of painted fiberglass, recently appeared on the Riverwalk in […]
June 21, 2017

“Animal Meet Human” Features Unseen Work from Crystal Bridges’ Collection

Animal Meet Human, a focus exhibition on view in the east bridge gallery opens on […]
June 14, 2017

Glass Free, Kindred Spirits Returns

One of the most recognized and beloved works in Crystal Bridges’ collection is Kindred Spirits, […]
May 19, 2017

CrEATe Food Blog: Things That Make You Go “Hmmm AND Mmmm…

We love the idea of seemingly opposing ideas or concepts that, when combined, miraculously come […]
May 1, 2017

May Day: Prints for the People

In honor of May Day: traditionally a celebration of Labor in many European countries, we […]
April 19, 2017
Asher B. Durand (1796-1886) Kindred Spirits 1849 Oil on canvas

Poetry and Art  

April is National Poetry Month!  In celebration, let me introduce you to a few works […]
April 7, 2017

Mr. and Mrs. Theodore Atkinson, Jr., Reunited for the First Time in Over a Century

Beginning this week, the great colonial-era painter John Singleton Copley receives the special recognition he […]
March 31, 2017

Women’s History Month: Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney

Sculptor and art collector Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney (1875-1942) was born the middle child in the […]
March 22, 2017

Women’s History Month: Ruth Asawa

  Ruth Aiko Asawa was born in 1926 in southern California to Japanese immigrants who […]
March 21, 2017

Tom Wesselmann’s “Dropped Bra” Now on View

New on view in the Crystal Bridges 1940s to Now Gallery is Dropped Bra (Big […]
March 17, 2017

The Power of Words: New on View at Crystal Bridges

Three works recently installed or soon to be installed in the museum’s permanent collection use […]