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Textures and Textiles in Crafting America
Crafting America exhibition installation

Textures and Textiles in Crafting America

Exhibitions

In Crafting America, craft comes front and center, featuring 120 works in ceramics, textiles, fiber, wood, metal, glass, and more unexpected materials.

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5 Craft Stories from Our Followers
Walnut slab cocktail table Contributed by: John Noel Created by: John Noel

5 Craft Stories from Our Followers

Exhibitions People & Community

Every object tells a story, and we know that readers like you have craft stories of your own.  Share Your Craft Story is a community-driven project offered by Crystal Bridges in an effort to collect stories about personal connections to craft objects.

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Celebrating Women Artists in Crafting America
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Celebrating Women Artists in Crafting America

Exhibitions

Happy International Women’s Day! To celebrate, let’s take a look at some of the works made by a few of the women artists featured in Crafting America, on view at Crystal Bridges now through May 31, 2021.

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A Look at After The Last Supper
Devorah Sperber, After The Last Supper

A Look at After The Last Supper

Art & Collection Exhibitions

Devorah Sperber’s popular artwork After The Last Supper (2005) has not been on display since 2012 and will be leaving the walls of the museum again very soon. Learn a little more about the work, its preparation, and some of the works currently around this one, in the galleries now through March 28. 

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Beth Lipman, The Levy-Franks Family, and a New Work Made of Glass
Beth Lipman, Belonging(s)

Beth Lipman, The Levy-Franks Family, and a New Work Made of Glass

Art & Collection Exhibitions

Learn more about Belonging(s) (2020), a newly commissioned work, by Beth Lipman, part of Crafting America.

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What is Craft? An Introduction to Crafting America
Guest in a health mask stands looking at art in the background is Consuelo Jimenez Underwood, Home of the Brave

What is Craft? An Introduction to Crafting America

Exhibitions

Get a first look at Crafting America, a new exhibition presenting a broad and inclusive look at craft in the United States from the 1940s to today. 

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“In the American Southwest”: Adam Clark Vroman, Ansel Adams, and Will Wilson
How the West is One by Will Wilson

“In the American Southwest”: Adam Clark Vroman, Ansel Adams, and Will Wilson

Exhibitions

Problematic and misleading portrayals of Indigenous peoples have long marred US history. In this blog, we look at three artists included in Ansel Adams in Our Time.

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New Acquisition: Tigris T-1 by Anne Lemanski
Anne Lemanski, Tigris T-1

New Acquisition: Tigris T-1 by Anne Lemanski

Exhibitions

Just over five feet tall, this sculpture features a tiger balancing skillfully on a colorful ball. To create the tiger, Lemanski first fashioned a metal framework, then stitched specially printed paper to cover the form. The result is mesmerizing in its kaleidoscopic pattern and bright colors.

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The National Park Service in Our Time
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The National Park Service in Our Time

Exhibitions

Ken Burns’s 2009 PBS documentary on the national parks hailed them as “America’s Best Idea,” yet these parks suffer from a troubled history that continues to challenge that claim today.

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Gift Ideas for Photography and Nature Lovers, Inspired by Ansel Adams in Our Time
Ansel Adams: In Our Time Exhibition Store

Gift Ideas for Photography and Nature Lovers, Inspired by Ansel Adams in Our Time

Exhibitions Museum Store

The holidays are approaching! In tandem with our newest temporary exhibition, Ansel Adams in Our Time, the Crystal Bridges Museum Store is offering an array of unique gifts.

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Ansel Adams and Georgia O’Keeffe: A Friendship
Ansel Adams, photo of Georgia O'Keeffe and Orville Cox

Ansel Adams and Georgia O’Keeffe: A Friendship

Exhibitions

When we think of American artists, two of the most prominent names that arise from the twentieth century are Ansel Adams and Georgia O’Keeffe.

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