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.

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 […]