Museum Exhibitions

Museum Exhibitions


A year-round schedule of temporary exhibitions enhances the guest experience of the museum’s permanent collection by providing opportunities to enjoy traveling exhibitions from other institutions, or special presentations of artworks from our own and other museum galleries, organized by Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art.

On View

Alexandre Hogue, Crucified Land

Nature's Nation: American Art and Environment

May 25 - September 9, 2019

As the summer season transforms the galleries and grounds of Crystal Bridges, Nature’s Nation: American Art and Environment illuminates the connection between art and nature.

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Back to Kansas by Spencer Finch

Color Field

June 1 - September 30, 2019

Discover large, colorful sculptures against the lush backdrop of an Ozark forest in this outdoor exhibition exploring the impact color has on our lives.

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Focus Exhibitions

David Levinthal - Barbie & Baseball

David Levinthal - Barbie & Baseball

March 2 - August 2019

In this free, focus exhibition, American photographer David Levinthal documents Americana with larger than life photographs of Barbie dolls and baseball figurines.

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Tempera Focus


April 6 - October 14, 2019

This free, focus exhibition explores the unique qualities of tempera painting and how it has shaped the art world over the centuries

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Upcoming Exhibitions

Marina Abramovic, Dozing Consciousness

Crystals in Art: Ancient to Today

October 12, 2019 - January 6, 2020

Crystals, one of the world’s most enigmatic natural materials, transcends time, the visible, and the invisible through a variety of art media in this new exhibition by Crystal Bridges that features crystal artworks dating back to Ancient Egypt up to today.

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Hank Willis Thomas: All Things Being Equal…

February 8 - April 20, 2020

Featuring 70 artworks including photographs, sculptures, and mixed media, Hank Willis Thomas: All Things Being Equal… is the first comprehensive survey of this acclaimed and award-winning artist’s career.

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State of the Art II

February 22 - May 24, 2020

This exhibition continues the journey launched in State of the Art: Discovering American Art Now (2014), with a new batch artists. On view at Crystal Bridges and the Momentary.

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Ansel Adams: In Our Time

May 23 - September 7, 2020

Take a trip across the American West through the lens of Ansel Adams and more than 20 contemporary photographers whose modern-day environmental concerns point directly to Adams’s legacy.

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Beyond Midnight: Paul Revere

July 4 - October 11, 2020

Journey back in time through this impressive collection of Paul Revere's original engravings, silver objects, and other surprising artifacts.

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Craft (working title)

October 10, 2020 - February 1, 2021

Featuring over 90 works in ceramics, fiber, wood, metal, glass, and more, Craft presents an inclusive story of American craft from the 1940s to today, featuring artists such as Ruth Asawa, Sheila Hicks, and Faith Ringgold.

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