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New Podcast Episode: Our Favorite Female Artists

This month, we are celebrating the lives and work of female artists around the world, past and present. In the newest episode of Museum Way, just released today, a selection of female staff members at Crystal Bridges were asked to talk about some of their favorite female artists in the collection. Listen to their conversations here.


Artwork by Nina Chanel Abney, Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentonville, Arkansas


“[Nina Chanel Abney’s installation Untitled] is the last artwork you interact with as you leave the permanent gallery…[It’s] warm and inviting.” – Erica Harmon, Copywriter

“[In Evening Star No. II, Georgia] O’Keeffe gave us everything we need to be right there in the moment.” – Julie Springer, Volunteer Services Assistant Manager

“[Louise Bourgeois] created the sculpture Maman as a testament to her mother. Just as spiders weave their webs, her mother was a tapestry weaver in their family.” – Melissa Busch, Guest Services Assistant Manager

Carrie Mae Weems, born 1953
Untitled (Woman feeding bird), 1990, printed 2015
Gelatin silver print
Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art\


“The images in [Carrie Mae Weems’s Kitchen Table series] just draw you in and they have a slow-burn relationship; you start connecting to this woman.” – Christy Witt, Membership Assistant


“Artist Considers the 21st Century Implications of Psychosis as Public Health Crisis or, Critical/Comedic Analysis into the Pathophysiology of Psychosis” by Vanessa German

“I’m totally psyched [Vanessa German’s] coming to the museum [in April]. She’s one of my favorite female artists. I connect to her personally because she talks about not having a lot growing up, and how her mother encouraged her children to take what they have and make something out of it.” – Kim Ly, Art Instructor


Ursula Von Rydingsvard


“[Ursula von Rydingsvard’s artwork Unraveling] is an example of artist intent. Thousands of decisions are made by artists, even from the most simple-looking thing.” – Alison Nation, Marketing Manager


Also, take a look back at some of our formerly highlighted female artists:


See all episodes here!

Crystal Bridges Interpretation Manager Stace Treat is the host of Museum Way. Subscribe to be the first to listen, and head over to our social media channels to let us know what you’d like to hear on future episodes.

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