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Celebrating Holiday Illustrations
The Illuminated Christian Year

Celebrating Holiday Illustrations

Library

I am often surprised to run across lovely illustrations of the holiday season in books and other Crystal Bridges’ library materials.  On the other hand, it really isn’t that unusual…

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What I Learned From Crystal Bridges Gallery Guides
Guide leads a family on a tour of the museum

What I Learned From Crystal Bridges Gallery Guides

At the Museum Volunteer Spotlight

Assessment can be an unpleasant word.  A simple online search reveals synonyms such as evaluation, judgment, rating, and analysis.  Sounds painful…  Perhaps hearing the word brings back nightmares of pop…

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Restoring an Original
Conservator working on frame for artwork

Restoring an Original

Art & Collection Nature & Outdoor
Thomas Eakins’s Professor Benjamin Howard Rand is a centerpiece of Crystal Bridges' Late Nineteenth Century Art Gallery.  Its large, beautiful, and ornate frame is often noticed and remarked upon by…
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Frame-Up
Framed painting of group of women dressed as clowns hang gold-hued lanterns, which glow against the blue night sky

Frame-Up

Art & Collection
The frames on many of the works of art in Crystal Bridges' collection are of as much interest to visitors as the artworks themselves. Gallery Guides are frequently asked where…
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Discoveries in the Stieglitz Collection: Part II
Diego Rivera, Le sucrier et les bougies (Sugar Bowl and Candles)

Discoveries in the Stieglitz Collection: Part II

Art & Collection Exhibitions
Time-traveling sculpture Further research on one of the sculptures in the Alfred Stieglitz Collection revealed that the work’s recorded date of 1930 was incorrect: it turned out the artwork was…
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Fright at the Museum: Teens create their own programming
A woman lays on the floor dressed as the same woman laying down in a artwork hanging on the wall above

Fright at the Museum: Teens create their own programming

Teens

Earlier, we introduced readers to Crystal Bridges Teen Council and took a look at the special audio tour this group of creative, energetic teens has created.  Today’s blog looks at…

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Creative Connections: Art and Alzheimer’s
Woman shows off the art she made

Creative Connections: Art and Alzheimer’s

Activities & Education At the Museum

Crystal Bridges’ Creative Connections: Art and Alzheimer’s Program piloted in January, 2013 as a collaboration between Crystal Bridges and the Northwest Arkansas/Bentonville office of the Alzheimer’s Association.  During monthly two-hour…

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Preparing for "The Artists’ Eye" - 10 Interesting Things I have Learned
A pressed flower sent to O'Keeffe by Alfred Steiglitz.

Preparing for "The Artists’ Eye" - 10 Interesting Things I have Learned

Art & Collection Exhibitions

Just last weekend, on November 9th, the exhibition The Artists’ Eye: Georgia O’Keeffe and the Alfred Stieglitz Collection opened to the public. This marvelous exhibition features the Alfred Stieglitz Collection,…

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A Conversation with Celeste Roberge
Celeste Roberge, Chaise Gabion

A Conversation with Celeste Roberge

Art & Collection Nature & Outdoor
Celeste Roberge's steel and stone sculpture Chaise Gabion is sited on the Museum's East Terrace, up the steps from Walker Landing. From her early stone-filled gabion figures, to a body…
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Discoveries in the Stieglitz Collection: Part I
Marsden Hartley, Maine Landscape, Autumn No. 13

Discoveries in the Stieglitz Collection: Part I

Art & Collection Exhibitions

It is always a great moment when artworks for a major exhibition arrive at Crystal Bridges: unpacking the crates and viewing the artworks is a similar experience to unpacking Christmas…

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Deinstalling Exhibitions
Crates of artwork are lined up in the gallery

Deinstalling Exhibitions

Art & Collection Exhibitions
How many people does it take to deinstall an exhibition?  Sometimes a lot. For the take-down of the Angels & Tomboys: Girlhood in 19th-Century American Art exhibition it took ten…
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