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The Scuttlebut on Gallery Gab in September

© 2015 Stephen Ironside/Ironside Photography

Each month, a number of Gallery Conversations are scheduled at Crystal Bridges, each featuring a short talk about specific works of art in the collection, and then informal conversation with museum guests in the gallery. These are free and available on a drop-in basis. They offer an entertaining and enlightening means to learn more about the artworks on display at Crystal Bridges, and to meet some of the museum’s staff, as well as guest speakers and artists. 

Below is the Gallery Conversation for September.  Mark your calendar and join us for one of these delightful events!


Thomas Moran (1837-1926)
Autumn Landscape
ca. 1865
Oil on canvas
Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentonville, Arkansas


Gallery Conversation » Artist Diane Burko and Curator Mindy Besaw:  How Artists Bear Witness to the Environment

Thursday, September 7, 1 to 2 pm

Join artist Diane Burko and Curator Mindy Besaw in our Colonial to Early Nineteenth-Century Gallery for an engaging conversation on artists and the environment. We’ll discuss artists such as Thomas Moran, Martin Johnson Heade, and Albert Bierstadt, ending with a conversation on how Burko bears witness to the environment in her own work. Space is limited; please arrive 5 to 10 minutes in advance.


Diane Burko’s art focuses on monumental geological phenomena and the intersection of art and science, centering on issues of climate change. Originally basing her imagery on research and visual data from scientists, she soon moved to bear witness directly in the Polar regions. In her painting projects such as Politics of Snow and Polar Investigations she explores visual strategies, translating data into imagery. Visit her website at:






Gallery Conversation » Curator Margi Conrads on Stuart Davis: In Full Swing

Saturday, September 16, 1 to 2 pm

Join Director of Curatorial Affairs Margi Conrads for a discussion on the temporary exhibition Stuart Davis: In Full Swing. Conrads will share an overview of the exhibition, and offer insight into the fascinating art and life of Stuart Davis, the Champion of cool! Guests will meet in the Temporary Exhibition Gallery and must have a ticket for the exhibit to attend the talk. Space is limited; please arrive 5 to 10 minutes in advance.

No registration required, but ticket to the temporary exhibition is required. Get tickets here. 




Mindfulness and Meditation Walk » Fall Equinox on the Museum Grounds

Wednesday, September 20, 1 to 2 pm

Take a break from your busy life and come to Crystal Bridges for rejuvenation in a guided meditation walk with instructor Cindee Johnson. Expect to be refreshed, enlivened, and centered! Experience silent meditation walks around the galleries or along our trails with inspiring mindful meditation instructions.

Free, no registration required.


Carmen Herrera, (Cuban, born 1915)
Cerulean, 1965
Acrylic on canvas
Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentonviille, Arkansas



Gallery Conversation » Assistant Registrar Victoria Perdomo on Cerulean by Carmen Herrera

Thursday, September 21, 1 to 2 pm

In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, join Assistant Registrar Victoria Perdomo for a discussion around artist Carmen Herrera’s Cerulean. In this talk, Victoria will discuss Herrera’s work as a Cuban-American artist: politically, aesthetically, and culturally. Space is limited; please arrive 5 to 10 minutes in advance.  

Free, no registration required.


Suzy Frelinghuysen (1912 – 1988)
Glass and Bottle, 1948
Oil and collage on board
Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentonville, Arkansas


What’s New? » Interpretation Manager Stace Treat: Abstraction: A Transformation in American Art

Thursday, September 28, 1 to 2 pm

Join Interpretation Manager State Treat for a close look at artists in the new focus exhibition Abstraction: A Transformation in American Art. This exhibition features works byStuart Davis, Suzy Frelinghuysen, Arshile Gorky, and Georgia O’Keeffe. As a bonus, we’ll begin the discussion with a look at the hands-on project developed specially for this exhibition! Space is limited; please arrive 5 to 10 minutes in advance.  

Free, no registration required.

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