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Crystal Bridges is open Wed. through Mon. with free, timed tickets required.

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Museum Exhibitions

Museum Exhibitions


North Forest Lights Returns with an Extended Season and Enhanced Safety Measures

September 4, 2020 - April 4, 2021

North Forest Lights is back for a second season in Crystal Bridges’ North Forest.
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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.

On View


Ansel Adams in Our Time

September 19, 2020 - January 3, 2021

See the beauty of the United States through the lens of Ansel Adams and 24 contemporary photographers who have been influenced by his work.

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After The Last Supper

July 11 - March 28, 2021

This free, focus exhibition puts a spotlight on a single work from the Crystal Bridges collection: Devorah Sperber’s After the Last Supper (2005).

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State of the Art 2020

February 22 - November 2

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.

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Yayoi Kusama - Infinity Mirrored Room – My Heart is Dancing into the Universe

Yayoi Kusama - Infinity Mirrored Room – My Heart is Dancing into the Universe

Permanent Collection

Please note that this experience is closed until further notice.

Yayoi Kusama's Infinity Mirrored Room is a new installation experience in the Crystal Bridges collection.

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Upcoming Exhibitions

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Companion Species

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).

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Underwood-Crafting America-Exhibition

Crafting America

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.

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Crystal Bridges: The First Decade

July 10 - September 27, 2021

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 all over the world to enjoy world-class art, architecture, and nature.


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In American Waters-Exhibition

In American Waters

November 6, 2021 - January 31, 2022

For over 200 years, artists have been inspired to capture the beauty, violence, poetry, and transformative power of the sea in American life. Oceans play a key role in American society no matter where we live, and still today, the sea continues to inspire painters to capture its mystery and power.

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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.

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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.

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Past Exhibitions

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