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Delta Dreams: Crystal Bridges Interns -- KIPP Delta Collegiate High Graduation
Former (and current) Crystal Bridges intern LaCameria Clark and Museum Educator Nikki Spurlock

Delta Dreams: Crystal Bridges Interns -- KIPP Delta Collegiate High Graduation

Activities & Education At the Museum People & Community

Crystal Bridges’ High School Internship program, now in its second year, is currently in session. The program, funded by a grant from the Walton Family Foundation, brings ten minority students…

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Leading by Example: How Crystal Bridges is Taking on Diversity
Group of African-American students gathered in front of an artwork discussing it

Leading by Example: How Crystal Bridges is Taking on Diversity

People & Community

One of the initiatives Crystal Bridges has already put into place is a pilot for a paid internship program for minority high school students, funded through the Walton Family Foundation.…

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Juneteenth:  A Day to Reach for and Celebrate Our Highest Ideals
Kerry James Marshall, Our Town

Juneteenth:  A Day to Reach for and Celebrate Our Highest Ideals

People & Community
Today is June 19, traditionally celebrated in African American communities as “Juneteenth,” or Emancipation Day. Although the Emancipation Proclamation, issued January 1, 1863, declared that all slaves in the rebelling…
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My Time on the Sod Squad: Prepping the Forest for Chihuly
Dale Chihuly, Sole d'Oro glass sculpture

My Time on the Sod Squad: Prepping the Forest for Chihuly

Nature & Outdoor People & Community
Crystal Bridges has a professional team who manages our 120 acres of forested grounds. It's a small, but DYNAMIC group of 8 men and women who keep everything mulched, watered,…
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Museum Careers: A Spotlight on Exhibition Designer Jessi Mueller
Jessi Mueller

Museum Careers: A Spotlight on Exhibition Designer Jessi Mueller

Architecture People & Community

Interpretation Intern Rome Font prepared today’s blog post on Crystal Bridges’ Exhibition Designer, Jessi Mueller.  This continues a series we’re building about careers in museums. –LD   “A lot of people think…

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Museum Careers: A Day in the Life of a Museum Preparator
Painting carts hold a framed work upright during transport

Museum Careers: A Day in the Life of a Museum Preparator

People & Community

11:30 a.m. Site Selection for Sculpture Before any large-scale sculpture is installed, preparators and curators work together to choose a site for it. First, preparators build a three-dimensional scale model…

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Working at the Museum, Part 1
Brandi Cline

Working at the Museum, Part 1

Activities & Education People & Community

As editor of Crystal Bridges’ blog, I’m always sniffing around for new blog ideas and attempting to harry, cajole, or even bribe (a little chocolate goes a long way sometimes)…

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Congratulations to Alice Walton!
Alice Walton

Congratulations to Alice Walton!

People & Community

This evening, Alice Walton, Crystal Bridges’ founder and Chairwoman of the Museum’s Board of Directors, will be presented with the Smithsonian Institution’s Archives of American Art Medal.  Each year, this…

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