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A Plant Tour of Rashid Johnson’s The Bruising
Rashid Johnson installation

A Plant Tour of Rashid Johnson’s The Bruising

Art & Collection Nature & Outdoor

Enjoy a tour of the plants currently inhabiting artist Rashid Johnson’s outdoor sculpture in the North Forest.

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Local Attorney Photographs Birds on the Crystal Bridges Trails
White-eyed Vireo

Local Attorney Photographs Birds on the Crystal Bridges Trails

Nature & Outdoor
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The Tortoise and the Hare, as Sculpted by Nancy Schön
Nancy Schön, Tortoise and Hare

The Tortoise and the Hare, as Sculpted by Nancy Schön

Art & Collection Nature & Outdoor

In the midst of a blooming spring season, let’s take a look at one of our outdoor sculptures: Tortoise and Hare by artist Nancy Schön.

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6 Things to Do by Bike Around Crystal Bridges
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6 Things to Do by Bike Around Crystal Bridges

Nature & Outdoor

Five miles of trails, mountain bike trails, rides to downtown Bentonville, and more!

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The 2021 Spring Season Guide to Crystal Bridges
curved nature trail with green leafed trees and blooming flowers

The 2021 Spring Season Guide to Crystal Bridges

At the Museum Nature & Outdoor

It’s springtime, and at Crystal Bridges, the grounds are blooming and the galleries are filled with art! Use this blog to plan your spring visit to the museum, see what’s new, and enjoy everything Crystal Bridges has to offer, inside and out.

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Activity: Make a Mixed Media Collage
assembled mixed media collage

Activity: Make a Mixed Media Collage

At the Museum Nature & Outdoor

This activity is inspired by Miriam Schapiro’s collage A Mayan Garden. Learn more about this artwork and get creative with color, shape, and pattern!

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Winter on the Crystal Bridges Trails
Sweetbay magnolia

Winter on the Crystal Bridges Trails

Nature & Outdoor

In this blog, Landscape Grounds Technician Joanna Mentzer points out plants and phenomena that can be seen along the museum’s trails in the winter season. 

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Crystal Bridges Announces An Outdoor Play Space and New Parking Deck, Coming Soon
Convergence: An Outdoor Play Space concert rendering

Crystal Bridges Announces An Outdoor Play Space and New Parking Deck, Coming Soon

At the Museum Nature & Outdoor

Crystal Bridges is making way for a four-acre community playscape called Convergence and a parking deck with programmable space on the southeast side of Crystal Bridges’ campus.  Convergence, a collaborative…

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Q&A with Grounds Director Clay Bakker: The Crystal Bridges "Garden"
Glass building with pink flowers in the foreground

Q&A with Grounds Director Clay Bakker: The Crystal Bridges "Garden"

Nature & Outdoor
CB: Our 120 acres are very typical of what you’ll find anywhere else in the middle of the Ozarks. We have a plethora of insects, birds, reptiles, and mammals, such…
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Your *Revised* Guide to the Spring Season, Courtesy of Crystal Bridges
Bloomed, tree lined creek way leading to glass building

Your *Revised* Guide to the Spring Season, Courtesy of Crystal Bridges

Nature & Outdoor

We might be in quarantine, but that doesn’t mean we can’t enjoy art, architecture, and nature this season! Much like everyone else, we had to adjust our plans for the…

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Hydration Station Gets A New Look - Thanks Coca-Cola!
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Hydration Station Gets A New Look - Thanks Coca-Cola!

At the Museum Nature & Outdoor

Updates to the Hydration Station The Hydration Station, located at the Shuttle Stop in the Additional Parking lot at Crystal Bridges, is getting a refreshed look, thanks to our partner,…

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