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October 13, 2017
A ghostly shape in the night. Ms. Crystal?

Friday the Thirteenth: A Spooky Story about the Elusive Ms. Crystal

The collections management team has always jokingly made reference to “Ms. Crystal, the ghost of […]
September 20, 2017
Justin Elwood, Protection Specialist (and blogger) at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art

Different Hats: the Duties of a Protection Specialist

Justin Elwood has been on the Protection Services team at Crystal Bridges for a couple […]
June 23, 2017

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

Crystal Bridges’ High School Internship program, now in its second year, is currently in session. […]
June 21, 2017

Leading by Example: How Crystal Bridges is Taking on Diversity

In an earlier post, I emphasized the importance of diversity and inclusion to Crystal Bridges’ […]
June 20, 2017

The Power of a Single Touch

Presumably, we all know we shouldn’t touch the artwork in museums. Even if we reeeeeeally […]
June 19, 2017

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

Today is June 19, traditionally celebrated in African American communities as “Juneteenth,” or Emancipation Day. […]
May 31, 2017

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

Crystal Bridges has a professional team who manages our 120 acres of forested grounds. It’s […]
April 5, 2017

Cr(EAT)e Food Blog:  The Morel of the Story

  Editor’s Note:  Most readers are probably unaware of the long-standing rivalry between Crystal Bridges […]
September 26, 2016

Museum Careers: A Spotlight on Exhibition Designer Jessi Mueller

Interpretation Intern Rome Font prepared today’s blog post on Crystal Bridges’ Exhibition Designer, Jessi Mueller. […]
April 22, 2016

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

Did you know that Crystal Bridges employs more than 200 people?  It may surprise some […]
August 4, 2015

The Elusive Crystal Bridges Gardener

When you work outside, amongst nature, I suppose you tend to blend in to the […]
May 22, 2015

Museum Lookalikes 2

Continuing in the theme of Museum Lookalikes:  sometimes we find that staff members or volunteers […]