Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art

Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Tuesday, December 29, 2015 - 16:27:00

WSJ reviews Crystal Bridges' 'Picturing the Americas'

Judith Dobryzynski, in her Wall Street Journal review of "Picturing the Americas: Landscape Painting from Tierra del Fuego to the Arctic" at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, says that the exhibition illustrates "how artists used landscapes to make statements" rather than focusing on the artistic merits of the works.

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Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Wednesday, September 23, 2015 - 13:30:00

New acquisitions at Crystal Bridges: Maya Lin, Whistler, more

This is not news — it was announced a couple of weeks ago — but I haven't had a chance to post the images. Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art has added to its collection two 19th century works by Whistler and Eakins, an early 20th century work by Alfredo Ramos Martínez and contemporary works by Jeffrey Gibson and Maya Lin.

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Thursday, June 4, 2015

Thursday, June 4, 2015 - 12:44:00

Crystal Bridges announces Bourgeois, Johns acquisitions

Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art has finally gotten around to announcing its acquisition of Jasper Johns' "Flag" (1983, encaustic on silk flag on canvas), earlier reported by Culturgrrl (Lee Rosenbaum) and Eye Candy. The museum has also announced the acquisition of four works by Louise Bourgeois: two sculptures, the monumental arachnid "Maman" and "Quarantania," and two paintings, "Connecticutiana" and "Untitled (1947)." (The latter reminds me of Marcel Duchamp's "Chocolate Grinder No. 2," which is neither here nor there.)

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Sunday, November 16, 2014

Sunday, November 16, 2014 - 16:29:00

More on State of the Art, by Brad Cushman, Nathan Larson and yours truly

University of Arkansas at Little Rock gallery director Brad Cushman and gallery assistant Nathan Larson have posted their two bits about "State of the Art: Discovering American Art," and so have I.

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Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Tuesday, July 29, 2014 - 16:31:00

Coming to Crystal Bridges in 2015: Jamie Wyeth exhibition

The Museum of Fine Arts Boston's exhibition "Jamie Wyeth," described as the first comprehensive retrospective of the artist's work, will travel to Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art next year.

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Thursday, July 17, 2014

Thursday, July 17, 2014 - 14:18:00

The 'State of the Art' Four: Salvest, Martin, Bell, Lopez

"State of the Art" coming to Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in September will feature more than 200 works by 102 artists selected by museum President Don Bacigalupi and assistant curator Chad Alligood, including work by painter Guy Bell, ceramicist Linda Lopez, printmaker Delita Martin and conceptual artist John Salvest, all of Arkansas.

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Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Wednesday, June 4, 2014 - 17:09:00

Jeff Koons coming to Crystal Bridges

Jeff Koons, the internationally known artist known for his "inflatables" — including the "Hanging Heart" in restaurant Eleven, will give a lecture at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art on July 11.

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Thursday, March 6, 2014

Thursday, March 6, 2014 - 15:48:00

Matisse, Picasso, Toulouse-Lautrec coming to Crystal Bridges

William S. Paley's collection includes more than 60 works; the exhibition opens March 15.

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Thursday, February 13, 2014

Thursday, February 13, 2014 - 11:39:00

Crystal Bridges installs Jeff Koons' "Hanging Heart"

Acquired directly from the acclaimed pop artist in 2013 and hung in time for Valentine's Day.

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Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Tuesday, January 14, 2014 - 16:56:00

New acquistions at Crystal Bridges

Contemporary work by Julie Mehretu, mid-century work by Harry Bertoia and a 19th century oil by Elihu Vedder.

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Friday, December 20, 2013

Friday, December 20, 2013 - 11:44:00

Two new Warhols for Crystal Bridges

Martha Southerland donates an early work by her Carnegie Institute classmate.

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Saturday, December 7, 2013

Saturday, December 7, 2013 - 12:32:00

The $46 million Rockwell and other questions

Did Alice Walton pay a record price for "Saying Grace"?

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Friday, November 15, 2013

Friday, November 15, 2013 - 14:43:00

Crystal Bridges' Hartley turns out to be two paintings

Curator uncovers painting on the back of work in the Stieglitz Collection.

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Monday, November 11, 2013

Monday, November 11, 2013 - 11:30:00

Coming to Crystal Bridges in 2014: 'State of the Art'

President, curator are traveling the country to choose 100 from 1,000 artists.

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Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Friday, September 20, 2013

Friday, September 20, 2013 - 17:01:00

Alice Walton: Forbes cover girl

The hypothesis: Crystal Bridges was redemptive.

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Monday, September 16, 2013

Monday, September 16, 2013 - 15:11:30

Sucking up to the Waltons: UA study on Crystal Bridges: UPDATE 2

You've read about this on Max's blog, perhaps, but this can't go unremarked on in Eye Candy. 

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Thursday, August 1, 2013

Thursday, August 1, 2013 - 10:03:00

Behind the scenes at CBM on YouTube

New videos on Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art's YouTube page go behind the scenes to illuminate the importance of exhibition installation.

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Friday, June 21, 2013

Friday, June 21, 2013 - 16:02:00

Crystal Bridges curator leaving for new job

Kevin Murphy, curator of American art at Crystal Bridges Museum, is headed to Williams College in Williamstown, Mass., in September.

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