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.
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.
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
A Walk in the Woods
August 31, 2019 - March 10, 2020
This free, focus exhibition provides a guided walk through an ever-changing, seasonal forest by artists who love, analyze, or retreat to the woods.
October 25, 2019 - March 2, 2020
This free, focus exhibition considers how artists employ text within their work.
Portraits of Courage
December 21, 2019 - January 20, 2020
Don’t miss this free, special exhibition which brings together portraits of veterans painted by President George W. Bush.
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.
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 of artists. On view at Crystal Bridges and the Momentary.
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.
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.
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.