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Haggadahs for Passover from the Museum Library
A Passover Haggadah 

Haggadahs for Passover from the Museum Library

Art & Collection Library
Saturday, April 4, begins the celebration of Passover.  We encourage your to visit the Museum Library and view one of the several Haggadahs including one of the most stunning modern…
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Josef Albers
Josef Albers

Josef Albers

Art & Collection Library

Interaction of Color includes a number of color plates that demonstrate the points Albers makes in his lessons.  He also encouraged students to collect swatches of colored paper to experiment…

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Library Periodicals
The Art Newspaper (cover)

Library Periodicals

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Working at Crystal Bridges, it is indeed a privilege to be surrounded by such natural beauty and great works of art.  Every day, we are given the opportunity to learn…

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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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Asher B. Durand's "Kindred Spirits"
Two men standing on bluff in the mountains over looking a creek at the bottom of a ravine.

Asher B. Durand's "Kindred Spirits"

Art & Collection Library

Durand was among the co-founders of the New York Drawing Association (later the National Academy of Design), and served as president of the institution for 16 years, beginning in 1845.…

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The Portfolios of Frank Lloyd Wright
Sijistan House for John Nesbit

The Portfolios of Frank Lloyd Wright

Architecture Library Volunteer Spotlight

Today’s post is brought to you by guest blogger Kirk Dandridge, Jr., MD.  Kirk is a retired surgeon and a current architecture buff and volunteer in Crystal Bridges’ Library.  In…

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Celebrating Holiday Illustrations
The Illuminated Christian Year

Celebrating Holiday Illustrations

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I am often surprised to run across lovely illustrations of the holiday season in books and other Crystal Bridges’ library materials.  On the other hand, it really isn’t that unusual…

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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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Birds, Part IV: Young Birds in the Crystal Bridges Library
The Hen. The Child's Illustrated Book of Natural History.

Birds, Part IV: Young Birds in the Crystal Bridges Library

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Another truly charming genre in our nineteenth-century American color plate collection is children’s books. Bird, mammal, and reptile illustrations in children’s books were a method of natural history instruction. For…
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Birds, Part III: Birds of a Feather... in the Crystal Bridges Library
Drawing of bird with red head, blue upper body, white under belly, black and white lower body, and black tail feathers

Birds, Part III: Birds of a Feather... in the Crystal Bridges Library

Art & Collection Library

There are so many bird illustration publications that I’ll first list, along with a few images, those works which, along with Wilson and Audubon, made significant contributions to ornithology illustration:…

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Birds, Part II: Big Birds in the Crystal Bridges Library
Drawing of Maryland Yellow Throat

Birds, Part II: Big Birds in the Crystal Bridges Library

Art & Collection Library

This is the second of the Bird blogs. It’s a way to introduce you, our Museum community, to the Library’s wonderful collection of nineteenth-century American color-plate ornithology books. I call…

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