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Crystal Bridges at 10

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The Lantern Bearers by Maxfield Parrish
Maxfield Parrish (1870 - 1966), The Lantern Bearers, 1908, 40 × 32 in. (101.6 × 81.3 cm), Oil on canvas mounted on board, Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentonville, Arkansas, 2006.71

On November 11, 2011, Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art opened its doors for the first time. Over the course of a decade, the museum has greeted over five million visitors from around the world to enjoy world-class art, architecture, and nature. This year marks a decade since Crystal Bridges opened, and the museum is recognizing this milestone with a new exhibition celebrating its collection and community.

Crystal Bridges at 10 is an immersive exhibition with 10 distinct art experiences celebrating the museum’s collection and the local community one decade into the museum’s lifetime. Primarily drawing from the museum’s collection, the exhibition features 130+ artworks, presenting crowd favorites in new ways, showcasing works never before on view at the museum, and lifting up artist voices.

Step into Maxfield Parrish’s The Lantern Bearers with a life-size tableau vivant, or living picture. Discover a collection of works inspired by the four elements of air, earth, fire, and water, designed by artist Mark Dion. Enjoy a room of art curated from an artist’s point of view: Dyani White Hawk (Sičangu Lakota), whose work is part of the Crystal Bridges collection. Watch as Fayetteville-based artist Ziba Rajabi creates a new work of art before your eyes. Walk through the museum’s forest in the galleries as the Trails and Grounds team creates an immersive light and sound installation.

Through collaborations with local artists and experts, the Northwest Arkansas community is also represented in the exhibition. Inspired by Norman Rockwell’s Rosie the Riveter, read the stories of some of Northwest Arkansas’s community champions. Watch as the University of Arkansas takes a digital dive into Francis Guy’s Winter Scene in Brooklyn. See self-portraits made by local children framed on the wall next to self-portraits from the collection. Discover all of this and more.

In a spectacular celebration of art brought to life from voices both within and beyond the museum, Crystal Bridges at 10 revels in the museum’s first 10 years and sets the precedent for the decade to come.

Crystal Bridges at 10 is curated by Mindy Besaw, curator, American art and director of fellowships and research, and Lauren Haynes, director of artist initiatives and curator, contemporary art at Crystal Bridges and the Momentary.

Image Gallery

Crystal Bridges at 10 is a part of the 10th Anniversary Exhibition Season at Crystal Bridges,

supported in part by:

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Willard & Pat Walker Charitable Foundation, Inc

James Dyke and Helen Porter


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Chuck and Terri Erwin

Shelby and Frederick Gans


The Bogle Family

Rick and Beverly Chapman

Pat Cooper

Valorie and Randy Lawson | Lawco Energy Group

Stella Boyle Trust, Catherine and Michael Mayton, Truestees

Kelly and Marti Sudduth


Supported in part by:

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Bob and Becky Alexander, Anonymous, Ramsay and Jaquita Ball, Avis and Bill Bailey, Juan, Marcy, and Joaquin Camacho, David Zwirner, Gelmart International, Greg Thompson Fine Art, Jim and Susan von Gremp, Meza Harris, Hyde Family Foundation, Steve and Susan Nelson, Catherine and Stephan Roche, JT and Imelda Rose,  Jon and Kim Shirley, Barbra and George Sycip, Engel & Völkers, and Deborah Wright.

Digital Ad Images

Francis Guy
Winter Scene in Brooklyn, 1820
Oil on canvas
58 x 106 in. (147.3 x 269.2 cm)
Framed: 67 in. × 113 1/4 in. × 3 1/4 in.
Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentonville, Arkansas.

Carmen Herrera
Cerulean, 1965
Acrylic on canvas, in artist’s frame
69 × 68 1/2 in.
Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentonville, Arkansas.

Jacob Lawrence
Ambulance Call, 1948
Tempera on board
24 x 20 in.
Promised Gift to Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentonville, Arkansas.

Alfredo Ramos Martínez
Florida Mexicana, ca. 1936
Oil on canvas
36 × 30 in.
Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentonville, Arkansas.

Alice Neel
Hugh Hurd, 1964
Oil on canvas
40 1/4 × 30 1/4 in.
Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentonville, Arkansas.

Isamu Noguchi
Lunar Landscape, 1943
Magnesite cement, electric lights, colored acetate sheets, cork, and string
35 x 25 1/4 x 7 in.
Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentonville, Arkansas.

Maxfield Parrish
The Lantern Bearers, 1908
Oil on canvas mounted on board
40 × 32 in.
Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentonville, Arkansas.

Deborah Roberts
He looks like me, 2019
Mixed media on panel
59 7/8 × 48 in.
Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentonville, Arkansas

Norman Rockwell
Rosie the Riveter, 1943
Oil on canvas
52 x 40 in.
Courtesy of Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentonville, Arkansas.

Fritz Scholder
Indian Land #4, 1980
Acrylic on canvas
80 × 68 in.
Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentonville, Arkansas. Photography by Edward C. Robison III.