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The European Connection: Part 1
Max Weber, My Studio in Paris

The European Connection: Part 1

Art & Collection Exhibitions

On March 15, 2014 Crystal Bridges will open an exciting new exhibition titled The William S. Paley Collection: A Taste for Modernism. William S. Paley (1901-1990), the founder and chairman…

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How It All Began: Alice Walton’s Watercolors
Georgia O'Keeffe, Red and Blue No. I

How It All Began: Alice Walton’s Watercolors

Art & Collection Exhibitions

While exploring Crystal Bridges, guests encounter a wide variety of artworks ranging in scale, style, and media, the creation thereof spanning roughly five centuries. From James Wooldridges’s seventeenth-century depiction…

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Travels with State of the Art: Cobi Moules in the Great American Landscape
Cobi Moules, Untitled (La Verkin Creek)

Travels with State of the Art: Cobi Moules in the Great American Landscape

Art & Collection Exhibitions

Nature has had many different symbolic meanings over time.  From the embodiment of threatening, unfettered savagery to the pure manifestation of the glory of God, landscape has played many roles…

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Discoveries in the Stieglitz Collection: Part II
Diego Rivera, Le sucrier et les bougies (Sugar Bowl and Candles)

Discoveries in the Stieglitz Collection: Part II

Art & Collection Exhibitions
Time-traveling sculpture Further research on one of the sculptures in the Alfred Stieglitz Collection revealed that the work’s recorded date of 1930 was incorrect: it turned out the artwork was…
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Preparing for "The Artists’ Eye" - 10 Interesting Things I have Learned
A pressed flower sent to O'Keeffe by Alfred Steiglitz.

Preparing for "The Artists’ Eye" - 10 Interesting Things I have Learned

Art & Collection Exhibitions

Just last weekend, on November 9th, the exhibition The Artists’ Eye: Georgia O’Keeffe and the Alfred Stieglitz Collection opened to the public. This marvelous exhibition features the Alfred Stieglitz Collection,…

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Discoveries in the Stieglitz Collection: Part I
Marsden Hartley, Maine Landscape, Autumn No. 13

Discoveries in the Stieglitz Collection: Part I

Art & Collection Exhibitions

It is always a great moment when artworks for a major exhibition arrive at Crystal Bridges: unpacking the crates and viewing the artworks is a similar experience to unpacking Christmas…

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Deinstalling Exhibitions
Crates of artwork are lined up in the gallery

Deinstalling Exhibitions

Art & Collection Exhibitions
How many people does it take to deinstall an exhibition?  Sometimes a lot. For the take-down of the Angels & Tomboys: Girlhood in 19th-Century American Art exhibition it took ten…
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Who Was Alfred Stieglitz? Part II
Fisk University Student Edythe Paulin and Georgia O'Keeffe

Who Was Alfred Stieglitz? Part II

Art & Collection Exhibitions

Continued from Part I  Modernism and the Modern Age Alfred Stieglitz and his partner, Edward Steichen, assembled exhibitions of photographs, paintings, drawings, illustrations, caricatures, prints, and sculptures. They showed African…

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Who Was Alfred Stieglitz?
Gertrude Käsebier, Alfred Stieglitz

Who Was Alfred Stieglitz?

Art & Collection Exhibitions

On November 9, Crystal Bridges will open an exhibition of 101 works of art collected by Alfred Stieglitz in the early twentieth century. The collection includes photographs, paintings, drawings, prints,…

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Karl Bodmer’s Adventures During the 1833/34 Upper-Missouri Expedition, Part II
Map of the journey of Karl Bodmer and Prince Maximilian.

Karl Bodmer’s Adventures During the 1833/34 Upper-Missouri Expedition, Part II

Art & Collection Exhibitions
To read Part I, click here. On their return trip, Maximilian and company stayed at Fort Clark in present-day North Dakota from November 1833 to April 1834. As Maximilian recounts,…
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Karl Bodmer’s Adventures During the 1833/34 Upper-Missouri Expedition, Part I
Karl Bodmer The Steamer Yellow Stone on the 19th April 1833

Karl Bodmer’s Adventures During the 1833/34 Upper-Missouri Expedition, Part I

Art & Collection Exhibitions Library

Part I:  The Trip Out One of the most recent changes in Crystal Bridges’ Early Nineteenth-Century Gallery is the new exhibition of Karl Bodmer’s hand-colored aquatint prints. While the previous…

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