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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 31, 2017
Stuart Davis (1892-1964) Fin, 1962-1964 Casein and masking tape on canvas Private Collection

The Spooky and Strangely Poetic Story of Fin, Stuart Davis’s final painting

When Stuart Davis passed away in 1964, he left an amazing body of work spanning […]
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 […]
October 23, 2017

Windows to the Soul : a Tribute to Robert Rauschenberg

The traditional saying, “the eyes are the windows to the soul,” has been passed down […]
October 17, 2017

Distinguished Speaker Series Features Two Seriously Bad-A** Women

Wrapping up this year’s Distinguished Speaker Series at Crystal Bridges are two remarkable, powerful, and […]
October 11, 2017
George Copeland Ault (1891 - 1948)

Greetings from Russell’s Corners on George Copeland Ault’s Birthday

Autumn is upon us and soon, perhaps, rural areas of our region may look similar […]
October 10, 2017
Self-Portrait of Benjamin West, 1776 | oil on canvas | National Gallery of Art, Washington DC | Andrew W. Mellon Collection

Happy Birthday to Benjamin West, America’s First Great Painter

Most of us can recall the names of famous Americans from the Colonial era, many […]
October 3, 2017

Dirty Deals: Jack Levine skewers American politics

Jack Levine’s 1983 painting The Arms Brokers is one of many political protest work he […]
September 28, 2017
Sam Gilliam, born 1933 Black and Golden Door, 1996 Acrylic on birch plywood with aluminum construction and piano-hinged door Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentonville, Arkansas

Introducing Sam Gilliam’s Black and Golden Door!

    Samantha Sigmon, Interpretation Manager Gabi Andino, Interpretation Intern   “Gilliam is not an […]
September 25, 2017
Studies of “Mr. Crowley” – The Chimpanzee in the Central Park Menagerie – Drawn by Frederick Stuart Church

The Sad True Story of Mister Crowley of Central Park

   A painting popular with Crystal Bridges visitors features a chimpanzee, seated in a chair, […]
September 14, 2017
Stuart Davis: In Full Swing logo

Stuart Davis is Here, In Full Swing

On Saturday, September 14, 2017, Crystal Bridges opens the new temporary exhibition Stuart Davis: In […]