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Thelma and Louise
Pair of Tulip Poplar trees on edge of construction site

Thelma and Louise

Architecture Culinary Nature & Outdoor
Are you familiar with Thelma and Louise?  No, not the 1991 film starring Susan Sarandon and Geena Davis.  I'm talking about Crystal Bridges' version. Thelma and Louise are  two particular trees on…
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In Celebration of Luis Jimenez (1940-2006)
Luis Jimenez, Vaquero sculpture

In Celebration of Luis Jimenez (1940-2006)

Art & Collection Nature & Outdoor
Today is the birthday of Luis Jimenez, (1940-2006), creator of Vaquero, the sculpture that stands in the Twin Bridges area south of the Museum. Here are a few fun facts about…
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The Bachman-Wilson House: One Piece at a Time
Inside a warehouse with building materials laid out

The Bachman-Wilson House: One Piece at a Time

Architecture Nature & Outdoor
Whatever obstacles present themselves during the reconstruction process, the architectural and engineering experts working on the project will find solutions befitting a historically significant structure such as this.  Conservation, quality,…
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Deer oh Deer!
Pair of fawn eating grass

Deer oh Deer!

Nature & Outdoor

Early summer is fawn season in the Ozarks. Many of the female deer that inhabit Crystal Bridges’ grounds are tending to their babies. This can lead to some consternation among…

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Crystal Spring: The Heart of Crystal Bridges' Grounds
Crystal Spring

Crystal Spring: The Heart of Crystal Bridges' Grounds

Nature & Outdoor

Forming a loop from the Tulip Tree Trail, Crystal Spring Trail offers access to the living heart of Crystal Bridges’ grounds:  the natural spring for which the Museum is named.…

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A Bloom by Any Other Name…Cultivars at Crystal Bridges
Stellar Pink Dogwood

A Bloom by Any Other Name…Cultivars at Crystal Bridges

Nature & Outdoor

Crystal Bridges’ breathtaking landscape features a wonderful balance of natural forest and well-groomed beds of showy specimen plantings. Altogether, the Museum grounds are host to a total of 460 species…

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Crystal Bridges Receives Award for Conservation
Luis Jimenez, Vaquero sculpture

Crystal Bridges Receives Award for Conservation

Art & Collection Nature & Outdoor

A few weeks ago the Arkansas Museums Association hosted it’s annual meeting in North Little Rock. The meeting is a wonderful two and half days of sessions and events that…

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The Bachman-Wilson House: Selecting the Site
Architecture plans showing placement of house

The Bachman-Wilson House: Selecting the Site

Architecture Nature & Outdoor
Crystal Bridges recently acquired the Bachman-Wilson House, a 1954 Usonian House designed by architect Frank Lloyd Wright. After repeat flooding at the structure’s original site next to the Millstone River…
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After the Last Supper: Casting Some Light on Light-Sensitive Works
Devorah Sperber, After The Last Supper

After the Last Supper: Casting Some Light on Light-Sensitive Works

Art & Collection Nature & Outdoor
"Where is After the Last Supper?" Guests who visited Crystal Bridges in the first few months after our opening in November, 2011, will likely remember the large, dramatic work by…
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Museum Grounds Crew Struggles to Contain Piranha Infestation in Crystal Bridges’ Upper Pond
Piranha

Museum Grounds Crew Struggles to Contain Piranha Infestation in Crystal Bridges’ Upper Pond

Nature & Outdoor

Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art resides on 120 acres of Ozark forest. The building itself is nestled in the base of ravine with water from the Crystal Springs weaving…

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Striking Results of Chemical Analysis Reveal that Pigment used in Macdonald-Wright Painting Derived Entirely from Skittles
Skittles - rainbow colored candy

Striking Results of Chemical Analysis Reveal that Pigment used in Macdonald-Wright Painting Derived Entirely from Skittles

Art & Collection Nature & Outdoor

Several months ago, when a team of conservators were assessing the condition of works in the Crystal Bridges permanent collection, they noticed something strange. The pigment in Stanton Macdonald-Wright’s painting…

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