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November 1, 2017

New book tells the story of the Bachman-Wilson House at Crystal Bridges

It’s here!  The long-awaited book about the history and re-construction of Frank Lloyd Wright’s Bachman-Wilson […]
October 31, 2017
Stuart Davis (1892-1964) Fin, 1962-1964 Casein and masking tape on canvas Private Collection

The Spooky and Strangely Poetic Story of Fin, Stuart Davis’s final painting

When Stuart Davis passed away in 1964, he left an amazing body of work spanning […]
October 27, 2017
Self-portrait of Lee Krasner

Happy Birthday Lee Krasner!

October 27, 1908,  is the birthday of Lee Krasner. For many women throughout history, the […]
October 26, 2017
Crystal Bridges volunteer Mary Myers leads an architecture tour in the Bachman-Wilson House.

Crystal Bridges is seeking volunteers to serve as Architecture Guides at the museum!

Architecture Guides offer tours of Frank Lloyd Wright’s Bachman-Wilson House and the museum complex.  They […]
October 23, 2017

Windows to the Soul : a Tribute to Robert Rauschenberg

The traditional saying, “the eyes are the windows to the soul,” has been passed down […]
October 20, 2017
Boston Mountain Brown Bread. Round loaf sliced.

CREATE Food Blog: “Would You Like That in the Can?”

The old adage is not true.  Man—or Woman for that matter—CAN live on bread alone; […]
October 17, 2017
Left: Carrie Mae Weems, Untitled (Woman standing), detail, 1990, printed 2015. Gelatiin silver print. Right: Artist Lynda Benglis

Distinguished Speaker Series Features Two Seriously Bad-A** Women

Wrapping up this year’s Distinguished Speaker Series at Crystal Bridges are two remarkable, powerful, and […]
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 […]
October 11, 2017
George Copeland Ault (1891 - 1948)

Greetings from Russell’s Corners on George Copeland Ault’s Birthday

Autumn is upon us and soon, perhaps, rural areas of our region may look similar […]
October 10, 2017
Self-Portrait of Benjamin West, 1776 | oil on canvas | National Gallery of Art, Washington DC | Andrew W. Mellon Collection

Happy Birthday to Benjamin West, America’s First Great Painter

Most of us can recall the names of famous Americans from the Colonial era, many […]
October 9, 2017
Map of the New World “MONDO NVOVO” (1572) Wellcome Library, London.

Indigenous People’s Day: Exploring the work of Native American artist Carl Beam

Across the nation, individual city governments are renaming Columbus Day as Indigenous People’s Day. As […]
October 3, 2017

Dirty Deals: Jack Levine skewers American politics

Jack Levine’s 1983 painting The Arms Brokers is one of many political protest work he […]