A year-round schedule of temporary exhibitions enhances the guest experience 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.
February 6 - May 31, 2021
Featuring over 100 works in ceramics, fiber, wood, metal, glass, and more unexpected materials, Crafting America presents a diverse and inclusive story of American craft from the 1940s to today, highlighting the work of artists such as Ruth Asawa, Peter Voulkos, Jeffrey Gibson, Sonya Clark, and more.
November 21, 2020 - May 24, 2021
Companion Species is a new focus exhibition and collaborative project that takes inspiration from the recent Crystal Bridges acquisition, Companion Species: Speech Bubble by Marie Watt (Seneca).
This Is the Day
April 24 - August 16, 2021
This Is the Day brings together 24 artistic representations of Black faith and spirituality, including the work of Bruce Davidson, Faith Ringgold, and Arkansas-based photographer Aaron Turner, that illuminate the resilience of the Black church and the community it has served for more than 300 years.
Crystal Bridges at 10
July 10 - September 27, 2021
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.
In American Waters
November 6, 2021 - January 31, 2022
In this exhibition, visitors will be transported across time and water on the wave of a diverse range of modern and historical artists, discover the sea as an expansive way to reflect on American culture and environment, and question what it means to be "in American waters."
Cross Pollination: Heade, Cole, Church, and Our Contemporary Moment
November 20, 2021 - March 21, 2022
The exhibition Cross Pollination: Heade, Cole, Church, and Our Contemporary Moment, features approximately 80 works of art plus photographs and natural history specimens from the artists’ collections. This interdisciplinary project takes flight from the influential series of paintings The Gems of Brazil (1863-64) by Martin Johnson Heade, and expands outward to explore pollination in nature and ecology, cultural and artistic influence and exchange, and the interconnection between art and science extending from the nineteenth century to now.
Diego Rivera’s America
March - July 2023
The exhibition includes rarely seen works from private collections, major paintings on loan from museums in both the United States and Mexico, studies for pivotal mural projects in Mexico City, San Francisco, Detroit, and New York, as well as large-scale digital projections that convey the immersive quality of his epic murals. Due to COVID-19-related challenges, this exhibition has been rescheduled to March- July 2023.