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A Conversation with the Curator: Stacy Hollander on American Made
Gallery view of American Made exhibition

A Conversation with the Curator: Stacy Hollander on American Made

Exhibitions
Our current exhibition, American Made: Treasures from the American Folk Art Museum, is Crystal Bridges' first exhibition of folk art. It was curated especially for our museum by Stacy Hollander, Curator…
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The Four Seasons: Philip Haas interprets Giuseppe Arcimboldo
Giuseppe Archimboldo's

The Four Seasons: Philip Haas interprets Giuseppe Arcimboldo

Art & Collection Exhibitions Nature & Outdoor

Philip Haas’s set of monumental outdoor sculptures, The Four Seasons, are on display on the grounds at Crystal Bridges through the summer. These colorful and fanciful works are a perfect…

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Women’s History Month: Lida Moser
Lida Moser

Women’s History Month: Lida Moser

Art & Collection Exhibitions

In honor of Women’s History Month, and our current temporary exhibition of photography, The Open Road: Photography and the American Road Trip, today’s Wednesday Women’s blog focuses on photographer Lida Moser.…

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The Rise and Fall of Samuel F.B. Morse
Samuel F.B. Morse

The Rise and Fall of Samuel F.B. Morse

Art & Collection Exhibitions

This weekend the temporary exhibition, Samuel F.B. Morse’s Gallery of the Louvre and the Art of Invention, opened at Crystal Bridges. It focuses around a single monumental painting by the man most…

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Back Story: Alfred Maurer
Alfred Henry Maurer, Weyhe Gallery Sign

Back Story: Alfred Maurer

Art & Collection Exhibitions
A new exhibition opened recently at Crystal Bridges features some 65 paintings by American Modernist Alfred Maurer.  Visitors to Crystal Bridges' permanent galleries may have noticed the wide range of…
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A Chat with Jamie Wyeth
Jamie Wyeth

A Chat with Jamie Wyeth

Art & Collection Exhibitions

In honor of artist Jamie Wyeth’s birthday today, I am posting some snippets from my interview with Wyeth this winter.  Crystal Bridges will host a retrospective of Wyeth’s work from…

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Happy Birthday to Frank Lloyd Wright
Frank Lloyd Wright

Happy Birthday to Frank Lloyd Wright

Architecture Art & Collection Exhibitions

Today’s post was prepared by Dylan Turk, a curatorial assistant here at Crystal Bridges. Lately he has been working with our interpretation team to prepare information panels for Frank Lloyd Wright’s…

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American Encounters: The Simple Pleasures of Still Life, Part II
Raphaelle Peale, Corn and Cantaloupe

American Encounters: The Simple Pleasures of Still Life, Part II

Art & Collection Exhibitions

Part 2 of 3 Click here to view Part 1 Today Crystal Bridges opens American Encounters: The Simple Pleasures of Still Life, the fourth and final exhibition in a series…

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American Encounters: The Simple Pleasures of Still Life, Part I
Raphaelle Peale, Corn and Cantaloupe

American Encounters: The Simple Pleasures of Still Life, Part I

Exhibitions

On May 16, Crystal Bridges will present the last installation of the fascinating American Encounters exhibition series. This year’s exhibition, organized by the High Museum in Atlanta, focuses on still-life…

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Cleaning the Fish
Samuel Kilbourne, After: January 2014

Cleaning the Fish

Art & Collection Exhibitions Library Nature & Outdoor

Fish Stories is a temporary exhibition featuring 20 color prints from Game Fishes of the United States, 1879 -1880, illustrated by Samuel A. Kilbourne (1836-1881), which is in the collection of the…

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Grace Hartigan
Grace Hartigan

Grace Hartigan

Art & Collection Exhibitions

March 28  is the birthday of one of Abstract Expressionists’ leading female artists: Grace Hartigan. She was well known for her gestural, intensely colored paintings. Because she joined the movement later,…

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Lee Krasner
Lee Krasner, Milkweed

Lee Krasner

Exhibitions

The Van Gogh to Rothko: Masterworks of the Albright-Knox Art Gallery exhibition features several magnificent paintings by leading twentieth-century female artists. Among the highlights is Lee Krasner’s Milkweed. Lee Krasner…

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Women's History Month: Helen Frankenthaler
Helen Frankenthaler, Tutti-Frutti

Women's History Month: Helen Frankenthaler

Art & Collection Exhibitions

Helen Frankenthaler, 1928 – 2011 Helen Frankenthaler’s cheerful Color Field painting Tutti-Fruitti is currently on view at Crystal Bridges as part of the temporary exhibition Van Gogh to Rothko: Masterworks…

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Native Americans in American Art
Native American squatting on bank reaching for lily in water

Native Americans in American Art

Art & Collection Exhibitions

Changing Perspectives of Native Americans is a focus exhibition currently on view in the Museum’s Early Nineteenth-Century Art Gallery. The artworks featured—created by European and Euro-American artists—reflect shifting attitudes toward Native Americans.…

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Edward Curtis – Frontier Photographer, Artist and Adventurer
Edward Curtis

Edward Curtis – Frontier Photographer, Artist and Adventurer

Art & Collection Exhibitions

February 16 is the birthday of Edward Curtis – American frontier photographer and ethnologist, who became best-known for his epic work The North American Indian, produced between 1907 and 1930…

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Jackson Pollock
Jackson Pollock, Reclining Woman

Jackson Pollock

Art & Collection Exhibitions

Today is the birthday of artist Jackson Pollock, born January 28, 1912.  Pollock is well known as the quintessential American Abstract Expressionist painter:  the poster child for action painting with his…

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The Birth and (Slow) Death of the Slow Room
Everything in the room is attached to cords which are pulled through a hole in the back wall.

The Birth and (Slow) Death of the Slow Room

Exhibitions
Ali Demorotski is Curatorial Assistant here at Crystal Bridges, and she has been closely involved with the State of the Art exhibition from the get-go:  handling everything from flight arrangements…
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Expanding the Cycle of Creative Energy with Kristen Cliffell
Kristen Cliffel

Expanding the Cycle of Creative Energy with Kristen Cliffell

Activities & Education At the Museum Exhibitions

Today we present another guest blog post: this time by State of the Art artist Kristen Cliffel.  Cliffel participated in the Museum’s Symposium in November, and returns to Crystal Bridges…

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Discovery and Recovery with Jason Vaughn
Jason Vaughn

Discovery and Recovery with Jason Vaughn

Exhibitions
Jason Vaughn's photo series hide features lovely, sometimes haunting images of the semi-permanent deer-hunting stands he has discovered in his adopted home of Wisconsin. Vaughn grew up far from the rural culture of hunting,…
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Capturing Nature in Clay: An Autumn Project
Autumn leaves made from clay

Capturing Nature in Clay: An Autumn Project

Activities & Education At the Museum Exhibitions Nature & Outdoor

Cooler weather is upon us, and many of us, including me, treasure those last warm days of the year. As an Art Instructor for a museum that has over 3.5…

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