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Crystal Spring Gardens: A Legacy of Neil Compton
Dr. Neil Compton tends to a flowering bush

Crystal Spring Gardens: A Legacy of Neil Compton

Nature & Outdoor
“What joy to discover such an unspoiled place and to observe its floral pageantry through the seasons and through the years.” —    Dr. Neil Compton, from The High Ozarks: A…
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Crystal Bridges' Contribution to the Population of the Monarch Butterfly
Monarch caterpillar on leaf

Crystal Bridges' Contribution to the Population of the Monarch Butterfly

Nature & Outdoor
Some folks may see a caterpillar in their garden and think “I need to kill it” or “I think there’s a chemical to treat those.”  At Crystal Bridges, we see…
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Outdoor Sculpture "Stella" is No Boar
André Harvey, Stella sculpture

Outdoor Sculpture "Stella" is No Boar

Art & Collection Nature & Outdoor

The Museum’s Art Trail is a wonderful outdoor venue to explore. The paved path offers spectacular views of the grounds and hosts a variety of outdoor works of art from…

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Rock Ledge Trail and the Railroad that Wasn't
Nature trail cut though layer of limestone to level ground

Rock Ledge Trail and the Railroad that Wasn't

Nature & Outdoor
Of the six trails that ramble through Crystal Bridges’ grounds, Rock Ledge Trail has the most unusual history. It follows the path of a railroad bed that was cut through…
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A Collection Well-Check
Conservator Gay Myers inspects an artwork in the gallery

A Collection Well-Check

Art & Collection Nature & Outdoor
In July, Lance Mayer and Gay Myers, a pair of painting conservators, visited Crystal Bridges to conduct a thorough assessment of all of the works currently on view in the…
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Butterflies at Crystal Bridges
Spicebush Swallowtail butterfly

Butterflies at Crystal Bridges

Activities & Education At the Museum Nature & Outdoor
In July, Crystal Bridges hosted a “Discover the Grounds” talk about the butterflies that can be found here on our grounds, featuring myself and guest-presenter and ecologist, David Rupe. I…
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