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5 Craft Stories from Our Followers
Walnut slab cocktail table Contributed by: John Noel Created by: John Noel

5 Craft Stories from Our Followers

Exhibitions People & Community

Every object tells a story, and we know that readers like you have craft stories of your own.  Share Your Craft Story is a community-driven project offered by Crystal Bridges in an effort to collect stories about personal connections to craft objects.

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Art Connections and Support for the Asian American Pacific Islander Community
Asian American and Pacific Islander artifacts

Art Connections and Support for the Asian American Pacific Islander Community

People & Community

By learning history (and current events) through art, we can also make connections between the past and present and reflect upon the ways that art illuminates our path to ending racism and striving for justice.

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Crystal Bridges and the Momentary on Current Times and Committing to Being an Antiracist Institution
Aerial view of Crystal Bridges campus with blue tint

Crystal Bridges and the Momentary on Current Times and Committing to Being an Antiracist Institution

People & Community

Since the attacks on the US Capitol, Crystal Bridges and the Momentary have been reflecting on our country’s crisis of culture.

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Serving the Community with Personal Care Kits and Art
Robert Indiana, LOVE sculpture

Serving the Community with Personal Care Kits and Art

People & Community

In 2020, Crystal Bridges and Momentary staff joined forces to design, assemble, and deliver 1,500 house cleaning and personal care kits to organizations serving people dealing with housing insecurity in the region.

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Community Voices: Music Moves (Reggie James and Anthony Ball)
Reggie James (left) and Anthony Ball (right) of Music Moves headshots

Community Voices: Music Moves (Reggie James and Anthony Ball)

People & Community

In our work with community art engagement, our Community team has met some incredible artists and community leadership throughout Northwest Arkansas, but we have also encountered some harsh realities of…

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Serving the Community with Meals and Art Kits
Long table covered in sacks two men fill the sacks with food

Serving the Community with Meals and Art Kits

People & Community

Working on-site at Crystal Bridges with proper safety protocols in place, staff volunteered 1,678 hours to pack approximately 6,600 boxes of food for the Food Bank and over 25,000 meals…

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Postcard Power! Bringing Art to the Community with the Social Connecting Campaign
Matt Miller's artwork

Postcard Power! Bringing Art to the Community with the Social Connecting Campaign

People & Community

Once the designs were made, we then called upon our local community to give life to the postcards by coloring in the artists’ drawings and writing messages of hope to…

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A Message for Our Community from the Directors of Crystal Bridges and the Momentary
Nari Ward, We the People (black version) - black wall with colorful shoelaces

A Message for Our Community from the Directors of Crystal Bridges and the Momentary

People & Community

Friends and Colleagues of the NWA Community and Beyond –  At Crystal Bridges and the Momentary, we value diversity, creativity, education, innovation, and art discovery. We listen actively, speak honestly,…

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Frankly, this Virtual Graphic Design Show from the U of A School of Art 2020 Seniors is Awesome
Rendering of a virtual exhibition

Frankly, this Virtual Graphic Design Show from the U of A School of Art 2020 Seniors is Awesome

People & Community

For example, William Clift, a student designer from Joplin, MO, expressed his truth that “frankly, everybody deserves to exercise their voice in their community.” After interviewing residents in his hometown…

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Crystal Bridges Mobilizes Staff to Provide Food, Arts, and More through the Community Outreach Initiative
Stacy Bates postcard

Crystal Bridges Mobilizes Staff to Provide Food, Arts, and More through the Community Outreach Initiative

People & Community

The artist-designed postcards are incomplete without creativity and kindness. The public can participate in this campaign by coloring the line drawing and writing a friendly message of hope. Send…

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Recap: For Freedoms Community Conversations
Grid of people portraits

Recap: For Freedoms Community Conversations

At the Museum People & Community

In honor of our visiting temporary exhibition, Hank Willis Thomas: All Things Being Equal… and the ongoing efforts of For Freedoms, Thomas’s collaborative that encourages space-making for art and civic…

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