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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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A Look at Crystal Bridges Bloomers
Starlight Dogwood

A Look at Crystal Bridges Bloomers

Nature & Outdoor
The dogwoods are blooming!  Now that the leaves on the trees have turned the forest green, the white and pink blooms of Crystal Bridges’ dogwoods really pop!  Here on the…
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Scholarship at Crystal Bridges: A Tyson Scholar's Perspective
Amy Torbert, Tyson Scholar

Scholarship at Crystal Bridges: A Tyson Scholar's Perspective

Art & Collection Library Nature & Outdoor

Tyson Scholar Amy Torbert is a little more than half way through her nine-month research residency at Crystal Bridges. For today’s post, she takes time off from her dissertation to offer an…

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A Canvas for an Architectural Masterpiece
Frank Lloyd Wright Bachman-Wilson House

A Canvas for an Architectural Masterpiece

Architecture Nature & Outdoor

As the reconstruction of the Bachman-Wilson House at Crystal Bridges wraps up, final touches are also being applied to the landscape surrounding the house.  The Trails and Grounds crew has…

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Bring in the Drone!
Neon polyhedra and glass-fiber art outdoors

Bring in the Drone!

Architecture Nature & Outdoor

There are a number of locations at Crystal Bridges that offer stunning views of the Museum architecture and landscape.  However, the constrictions of the Museum’s site—down inside a ravine, surrounded…

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A Conversation with the Conservator
close-up of the component at the center of Grossman's Car Horn

A Conversation with the Conservator

Art & Collection Nature & Outdoor

Conservation is an ongoing concern in any museum, whether it be an art museum, natural history museum, or archive. Crystal Bridges works regularly with various conservators who keep tabs on…

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Introducing CB Outdoors!
Appalachian Red Eastern Redbud screenshot from mobile app

Introducing CB Outdoors!

Activities & Education At the Museum Nature & Outdoor

Another community activity within the app is tours. Of course there are the tours created by the Museum, but in this app we have also included the ability for you…

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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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Bachman-Wilson House Update
House being constructed

Bachman-Wilson House Update

Architecture Nature & Outdoor

Anyone who has visited Crystal Bridges’ South Lawn in the past few weeks has observed the back wall of the Bachman-Wilson House as it has gradually risen into view over…

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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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Rock On: Robert Tannen’s Grains of Sand
Robert Tannen, Grains of Sand sculpture

Rock On: Robert Tannen’s Grains of Sand

Art & Collection Nature & Outdoor
If you have traveled any of Crystal Bridges trails, you have no doubt come across one of Robert Tannen’s enormous numbered boulders. The big rocks are part of an installation…
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