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Exploring the Given Reality with Dave Greber
Dave Greber

Exploring the Given Reality with Dave Greber

Exhibitions
New Orleans artist Dave Greber creates mesmerizing, eye-boggling video works.  The two works presented in State of the Art illustrate the very different styles his practice encompasses, yet the two…
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Exploring Circles in Circles with Hamilton Poe
Hamilton Poe

Exploring Circles in Circles with Hamilton Poe

Exhibitions
Talking with Detroit-based artist Hamilton Poe is something of a circular... or perhaps spiral ... process.  He trails off, comes back around, picks up with something he'd said earlier... it's…
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Walk the Line with Joel Allen
Joel S. Allen,

Walk the Line with Joel Allen

Exhibitions
Steamboat Springs, Colorado-based artist Joel Allen works with tightly wound twine to create hanging sculptures that bristle with an accumulation of objects: wire, prescription pill bottles, wine corks, surgical tubing.…
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Jonathan Monaghan: Man Without a Movie Camera
Jonathan Monaghan, Rainbow Narcosis

Jonathan Monaghan: Man Without a Movie Camera

Exhibitions
Today we offer up a guest post by artist Jonathan Monaghan, whose video work, Rainbow Narcosis, is featured in State of the Art: Discovering American Art Now.  You can view…
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Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with State of the Art
Catalina Delgado-Trunk,

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with State of the Art

Exhibitions
September is national Hispanic Heritage Month! Visit the current exhibition State of the Art: Discovering American Art Now and see how several Hispanic artists from across the country are celebrating…
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International Literacy Day in Art
John Salvest, Forever (detail)

International Literacy Day in Art

Art & Collection Exhibitions

It’s International Literacy Day!   Today we celebrate great works of art in Crystal Bridges’ collection that relate to books and reading, and we also offer a couple of sneak peeks…

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American Encounters: Anglo-American Portraiture in an Era of Revolution, Part 2
Samuel F.B. Morse, Marquis de Lafayette

American Encounters: Anglo-American Portraiture in an Era of Revolution, Part 2

Art & Collection Exhibitions
We're entering the last days in which guests may view the temporary exhibition American Encounters: Anglo-American Portraiture in an Era of Revolution, on view here at Crystal Bridges through September…
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Art for the Birds: A Conversation with Calder Kamin
Curator Chad Alligood mugs for the camera behind one of Calder Kamin's bird decals

Art for the Birds: A Conversation with Calder Kamin

Exhibitions
If you have come in or out through Crystal Bridges’ south lobby in the past couple of weeks, you have surely noticed the diverse images of birds that have congregated…
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American Encounters: Anglo-American Portraiture in an Era of Revolution
Rembrandt Peale, Washington

American Encounters: Anglo-American Portraiture in an Era of Revolution

Art & Collection Exhibitions
We're entering the last days in which guests may view the temporary exhibition American Encounters: Anglo-American Portraiture in an Era of Revolution, on view here at Crystal Bridges through September…
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John James Audubon, Part 1
John James Audubon

John James Audubon, Part 1

Art & Collection Exhibitions Library
In September, Crystal Bridges will exhibit an oil painting by John James Audubon, created in 1826 while the artist was in Edinburgh, Scotland.  The painting depicts a family of wild…
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Shouting to the World: An Interview with Randy Regier
Randy Regier, NuPenny's Last Stand

Shouting to the World: An Interview with Randy Regier

Exhibitions
State of the Art artist Randy Regier is a talker. He's also a tinkerer, a thinker,  a reader, a cynic, a seeker, and a comic. A conversation with him is an…
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Living Large: A Conversation with Gina Phillips
Gina Phillips

Living Large: A Conversation with Gina Phillips

Exhibitions
The artworks in State of the Art range in size from paintings 3.5 inches square to installations that fill rooms (or the lower pond!).  One of the large works in…
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Charles Bird King's Native American Leaders
Guests view Charles Bird King's portrait of Cherokee politician John Ridge

Charles Bird King's Native American Leaders

Art & Collection Exhibitions

In Crystal Bridges’ Colonial and Early Nineteenth-Century Art Gallery you will find two portraits of Ottoe chiefs painted by Charles Bird King ca. 1822-24. This pair of portraits are part…

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The European Connection: Part 3
Alfred H. Maurer, Two Heads

The European Connection: Part 3

Art & Collection Exhibitions

This is the third in a series of posts related to The European Connection, an exhibition of American modern artists from Crystal Bridges’ collection that will be on view concurrently with…

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The European Connection: Part 2
Oscar Bluemner, Motive of Space and Form - A New Jersey Village

The European Connection: Part 2

Art & Collection Exhibitions

This is the second in a series of posts related to The European Connection, an exhibition of American modern artists from Crystal Bridges’ collection that will be on view concurrently…

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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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