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September 25, 2017
Studies of “Mr. Crowley” – The Chimpanzee in the Central Park Menagerie – Drawn by Frederick Stuart Church

The Sad True Story of Mister Crowley of Central Park

   A painting popular with Crystal Bridges visitors features a chimpanzee, seated in a chair, […]
May 1, 2017

May Day: Prints for the People

In honor of May Day: traditionally a celebration of Labor in many European countries, we […]
April 27, 2017

The Powerful Influence of Walt Whitman

Walt Whitman is easily one of America’s most well-known poets. His collection, Leaves of Grass, […]
April 7, 2017

Mr. and Mrs. Theodore Atkinson, Jr., Reunited for the First Time in Over a Century

Beginning this week, the great colonial-era painter John Singleton Copley receives the special recognition he […]
March 31, 2017

Women’s History Month: Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney

Sculptor and art collector Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney (1875-1942) was born the middle child in the […]
February 20, 2017

Borders and Books: Crystal Bridges Library display illuminates the history of the US-Mexico boundary

Mexico and the United States have a long paradoxical history together, characterized by territorial exchange […]
January 3, 2017

Never Too Late: Late Bloomers in Crystal Bridges’ Collection

It may not surprise you to learn that many of the people who work in […]
October 5, 2016

Of Donkeys and Elephants: the Art of US Political Symbol-making

  Most Americans living in the United States easily recognize the two animals above, and […]
May 24, 2016

Meet Guy Pène du Bois, Accomplished American Painter AND Renowned Art Critic of the Early Twentieth Century

  Image source Recently, Crystal Bridges has installed a work by American artist Guy Pène du […]
June 13, 2015

A Very Happy Flag Day

In 1916 President Woodrow Wilson designated, June 14, as National Flag Day in observance of […]
September 29, 2014

“Silence is So Accurate”: Thinking about Mark Rothko

Last week we celebrated the anniversary of the birth of artist Mark Rothko, whose painting, […]
August 30, 2014

John James Audubon, Part 2

This is part two of a three-part series.  For Part One, click here In 1908, […]