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Revisiting Wonder World, Crystal Bridges’ Inaugural Exhibition
picture of a gallery from the exhibition wonder world, including a sculpture of a table with grass and dirt on top of it

Revisiting Wonder World, Crystal Bridges’ Inaugural Exhibition

Art & Collection Exhibitions
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Gems of Arkansas Series, Part II: The Ozark Hellbender Salamander
image of a yellow-brown ozark hellbender salamander

Gems of Arkansas Series, Part II: The Ozark Hellbender Salamander

Exhibitions Nature & Outdoor
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Rare Books and Artist Letters Inspired by In American Waters
image of a kiosk of rare books inspired by In American Waters; image of a kiosk of rare books inspired by In American Waters; found in the Crystal Bridges Library collection

Rare Books and Artist Letters Inspired by In American Waters

Exhibitions Library
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Gems of Arkansas Series, Part 1: Let’s Talk Diamonds
diamonds

Gems of Arkansas Series, Part 1: Let’s Talk Diamonds

Exhibitions Nature & Outdoor
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Ready for In American Waters? Here’s Your Maritime Glossary 
Ships sailing the ocean

Ready for In American Waters? Here’s Your Maritime Glossary 

Exhibitions
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In American Waters PEMcast: Our Connection to the Sea
William Trost Richards, Along the Shore

In American Waters PEMcast: Our Connection to the Sea

Exhibitions

PEMcast producer Dinah Cardin asked Crystal Bridges visitors: what is your experience with the sea?

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Poking Fun and Making Sense: Mark Dion’s Elemental Collections in Crystal Bridges at 10
Mindy Besaw, curator, American art; artist Mark Dion; Larissa Randall, curatorial assistant in Crystal Bridges at 10

Poking Fun and Making Sense: Mark Dion’s Elemental Collections in Crystal Bridges at 10

Exhibitions
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Gift Ideas to Make Crystal Bridges Part of Your Home
crystal bridges ten-year anniversary mugs

Gift Ideas to Make Crystal Bridges Part of Your Home

Exhibitions Museum Store

From shirts and mugs to scarfs and lamps, make Crystal Bridges part of your home with these fun gifts.

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A Conversation with Evan Penny
Crystal Bridges at 10 exhibition

A Conversation with Evan Penny

Art & Collection Exhibitions

Now on view in Crystal Bridges at 10 are two crowd-favorite works by artist Evan Penny. In celebration of these works, enjoy this 2013 interview of Penny and learn more about the artist and his process.

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Seeing Art in a New Light with Shawn Irish
Art and Nature room in Crystal Bridges at 10

Seeing Art in a New Light with Shawn Irish

Exhibitions People & Community

Have you ever considered how the lighting in a museum affects the way we see a work of art? Learn more about the Art + Nature section of Crystal Bridges at 10 and the lighting designer behind it, Shawn Irish from the University of Arkansas.

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New on View in Crystal Bridges at 10: Rosa Rolanda’s Autorretrato (Self-Portrait)
Portrait of woman hanging on gallery wall with label beside it

New on View in Crystal Bridges at 10: Rosa Rolanda’s Autorretrato (Self-Portrait)

Art & Collection Exhibitions
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New on View in Crystal Bridges at 10: Meleko Mokgosi’s Untitled 
Self-portrait of man with grey beard wearing glasses hanging on wall with exhibition labels beside it in Crystal Bridges at 10

New on View in Crystal Bridges at 10: Meleko Mokgosi’s Untitled 

Art & Collection Exhibitions
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FindingNWA Interviews Crystal Bridges at 10 Community Champions
Community Champions in Crystal Bridges at 10

FindingNWA Interviews Crystal Bridges at 10 Community Champions

Exhibitions People & Community
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This Is the Day: Music and Track Notes from Community Contributors
Screenshot of Spotify playlist for This is the Day exhibition

This Is the Day: Music and Track Notes from Community Contributors

Exhibitions People & Community
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Return to the Sea: In American Waters Opens at Peabody Essex Museum
Ship Southern Cross in Boston Harbor by Fitz Henry Lane

Return to the Sea: In American Waters Opens at Peabody Essex Museum

Exhibitions

In American Waters opens today at Peabody Essex Museum. Check out their PEMcast episode here.

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Conversations Across Collections: Ruth Asawa in Crafting America
Guest viewing basket woven hanging sculpture

Conversations Across Collections: Ruth Asawa in Crafting America

Art & Collection Exhibitions

Examine the intersection of art and craft through the work of renowned artist Ruth Asawa.

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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
View of Crystal Bridges contemporary art gallery

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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