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Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art will be closed Monday, May 13, to prepare for the visit of Antiques Roadshow. We will return to normal hours of operation Wednesday, May 15.

Posts for Nature & Outdoor

Conservation Update: Tony Tasset's Deer
Deer statue in the North Forest

Conservation Update: Tony Tasset's Deer

Art & Collection Nature & Outdoor News

Ever wonder what happens when an artwork is damaged? Take an inside look at the recent conservation efforts restoring this beloved sculpture in the North Forest.

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Discover the Grounds Online: How Do You Keep Deer Out of Your Garden?
Deer on the museum grounds, eating grass alongside a sidewalk

Discover the Grounds Online: How Do You Keep Deer Out of Your Garden?

Nature & Outdoor

Samantha Best, landscape and outdoor experience manager at Crystal Bridges, shares tips on keeping deer out of your home garden.

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BEEhind the Scenes: Meet the Bees and Beekeepers of Crystal Bridges
Bees crawling over the wooden slats of an open hive.

BEEhind the Scenes: Meet the Bees and Beekeepers of Crystal Bridges

At the Museum Nature & Outdoor

Did you know Crystal Bridges has beehives? In honor of World Bee Day on May 20, come meet the bees and beekeepers that keep things a-buzz at the museum.

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Discover the Grounds is Back for 2023
persimmons on a branch

Discover the Grounds is Back for 2023

Activities & Education At the Museum Nature & Outdoor

Looking to learn more about insects in your garden? Wondering how to deal with invasive plants? Our recurring nature series Discover the Grounds is back and ready to tackle your questions about the natural world.

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Plant Dyes, But Make It Fashion
a pile of yarn in pink and burgundy hues

Plant Dyes, But Make It Fashion

Exhibitions Nature & Outdoor

Learn about some of the natural elements that create dyes used in fashion garments.

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Now on View in the North Forest: Slowly Toward the North by Richard Hunt
a steel gray sculpture shaped like a train engine and wheel on the bottom with a scythe shape on top sitting on a platform surrounded by a lush green forest

Now on View in the North Forest: Slowly Toward the North by Richard Hunt

Art & Collection Nature & Outdoor
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The Monarch Butterfly Caterpillar: Where to Find Them at Crystal Bridges and How You Can Do Your Part
a yellow, black, and white-striped monarch caterpillar hangs upside down from a green leaf stem

The Monarch Butterfly Caterpillar: Where to Find Them at Crystal Bridges and How You Can Do Your Part

Nature & Outdoor
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Architects of Nature Series: Mind Your Beeswax
a close-up photograph of honeybees moving around a honey-filled comb

Architects of Nature Series: Mind Your Beeswax

Architecture Nature & Outdoor

What can nature teach us about architecture and design? Here, we give props to the most iconic of nature’s architects, the honeybee.

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Architects of Nature Series: Avian Builders and the Complexity of Bird Nests
a bald eagle perches over a nest of twigs formed in the branches of a tall tree

Architects of Nature Series: Avian Builders and the Complexity of Bird Nests

Architecture Nature & Outdoor
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Architects of Nature Series: Spiders Make Good Neighbors
an orange and yellow orb weaver spider with black stripes sits on a web with a strip of zigzag pattern in the middle of the web

Architects of Nature Series: Spiders Make Good Neighbors

Architecture Nature & Outdoor
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Architects of Nature Series: The Busy Brilliance of Beavers
two beavers facing each other with noses touching on the bank of a body of water with leaves around them

Architects of Nature Series: The Busy Brilliance of Beavers

Architecture Nature & Outdoor
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How To Create an Insect Habitat with an Intensive Green Roof
close-up of a green roof with green, brown, and yellow patches of plants and flowers and a rock path cutting through the center

How To Create an Insect Habitat with an Intensive Green Roof

Nature & Outdoor

Creating habitats for our six- or eight-legged friends can be accomplished in surprising places—even the roof.

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Native Plants and Tips for Your Northwest Arkansas Spring Garden
trail with stone steps in woodland with purple flowers

Native Plants and Tips for Your Northwest Arkansas Spring Garden

Nature & Outdoor
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In Arkansas Waters: Natural Springs + Spring Ecosystems
Waterfall trickling down rocks

In Arkansas Waters: Natural Springs + Spring Ecosystems

Exhibitions Nature & Outdoor

Learn more about the natural springs found across Arkansas, inspired by our current exhibition In American Waters.

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Gems of Arkansas Series, Part IV: The Ozark Big-Eared Bat
an ozark big-eared bat hanging upside down on a cave wall

Gems of Arkansas Series, Part IV: The Ozark Big-Eared Bat

Exhibitions Nature & Outdoor
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Gems of Arkansas Series, Part III: The Tallgrass Prairies
Field of yellow flowers with black centers

Gems of Arkansas Series, Part III: The Tallgrass Prairies

Exhibitions Nature & Outdoor
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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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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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20,000 Plants Added to Crystal Bridges’ Roof
image of a green roof at crystal bridges surrounding the garrison lobby dome. the green roof features 20,000 plants

20,000 Plants Added to Crystal Bridges’ Roof

Nature & Outdoor
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Your Guide to Fall Planting in Northwest Arkansas
image of the eleven bridge from outside in fall nature

Your Guide to Fall Planting in Northwest Arkansas

Nature & Outdoor

A comprehensive guide to the fall plants and trees you can see around Crystal Bridges or plant in your home garden in the Ozarks.

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