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Photographing Works of Art
Man moves light around to take better photo of art object

Photographing Works of Art

Art & Collection
This is where the prep work begins, to ensure we have everything ready to go before Edward arrives. Step one, obviously enough, is to decide on the objects we need…
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Museum Store Artist Spotlight: A Conversation with Basket Maker Leon Niehues
Basket by Leon Niehues

Museum Store Artist Spotlight: A Conversation with Basket Maker Leon Niehues

Museum Store

Leon Niehues is always in a hurry.  When running errands, to the post office or the grocery store its rush, rush, rush to get back work.  Not because he’s late,…

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American Holly
The American holly plant

American Holly

Nature & Outdoor
As fall progresses and leaves fall from the trees, the forest reveals a glimmer of life—in the form of evergreen and red—that we can enjoy to get us through the…
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Who Was Alfred Stieglitz? Part II
Fisk University Student Edythe Paulin and Georgia O'Keeffe

Who Was Alfred Stieglitz? Part II

Art & Collection Exhibitions

Continued from Part I  Modernism and the Modern Age Alfred Stieglitz and his partner, Edward Steichen, assembled exhibitions of photographs, paintings, drawings, illustrations, caricatures, prints, and sculptures. They showed African…

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Significant Careers of Determined Artists: Dale Chihuly
Dale Chihuly

Significant Careers of Determined Artists: Dale Chihuly

Art & Collection Museum Store

Most people are familiar with the characterization of the starving artist. They are the determined visionaries who forgo many of life’s comforts—money, food, bathing—so they can focus all of their…

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A Halloween Tale
John Singer Sargent, Robert Louis Stevenson and His Wife

A Halloween Tale

Art & Collection
October is a festive and mystical month.  Summer days shorten and the dark of night arrives earlier.  Brisk winds carry the sounds of falling leaves and the faint smell of…
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Who Was Alfred Stieglitz?
Gertrude Käsebier, Alfred Stieglitz

Who Was Alfred Stieglitz?

Art & Collection Exhibitions

On November 9, Crystal Bridges will open an exhibition of 101 works of art collected by Alfred Stieglitz in the early twentieth century. The collection includes photographs, paintings, drawings, prints,…

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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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Crystal Spring Gardens: A Legacy of Neil Compton
Dr. Neil Compton tends to a flowering bush

Crystal Spring Gardens: A Legacy of Neil Compton

Nature & Outdoor
“What joy to discover such an unspoiled place and to observe its floral pageantry through the seasons and through the years.” —    Dr. Neil Compton, from The High Ozarks: A…
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Karl Bodmer’s Adventures During the 1833/34 Upper-Missouri Expedition, Part II
Map of the journey of Karl Bodmer and Prince Maximilian.

Karl Bodmer’s Adventures During the 1833/34 Upper-Missouri Expedition, Part II

Art & Collection Exhibitions
To read Part I, click here. On their return trip, Maximilian and company stayed at Fort Clark in present-day North Dakota from November 1833 to April 1834. As Maximilian recounts,…
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The Blank Canvas
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The Blank Canvas

Activities & Education Art & Collection At the Museum
“Don't think about making art, just get it done. Let everyone else decide if it's good or bad, whether they love it or hate it. While they are deciding, make…
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