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Architecture Speaker: Sarah Suzanka (Museum)
On 4/1/2015

The Not So Big House book series by Sarah Susanka brings to light a new way of thinking about what makes a place feel like home— characteristics many people desire in their homes and their lives, but haven't known how to verbalize. How big is Not So Big? Not So Big doesn't necessarily mean small. It means not as big as you thought you needed, but designed and built to perfectly suit the way you live.
Homeschool Tour and Art (Museum)
On 4/1/2015

Join fellow homeschool families for an afternoon of art and exploration at the Museum. The program will include guided tours of the collection and a curriculum-based art-making activity connected to the works viewed in the galleries.
Preschool Art Class: Patterns (Museum)
On 4/1/2015

(For ages 3 to 5 with an adult.) Discover patterns used by artists represented in the temporary exhibition Van Gogh to Rothko and use them to try out new methods of art making. Parents or caregivers participate with their preschoolers in gallery conversations and art-making activities each week. Session includes three consecutive Wednesday classes. All materials are provided.
Studio Studies: Intro to Figure Painting (Museum)
On 4/1/2015

Learn how to successfully paint a clothed figure in its surrounding environment over this six week course with new art instructor Jessica Westhafer! Working from direct observation, we will focus on breaking down the figure into simple forms, and developing color and space.
Gallery Talk: Authors of Gather at the Round Table (Museum)
On 4/2/2015

Join in a gallery conversation with authors Sharon Morgan and Tom DeWolf about their poignant book called Gather at the Table that looks at the history and current context of race relations in the U.S. Sharon’s ancestors were slaves and Tom’s ancestors were the largest slave owners in the U.S. The two of them have courageously explored how whites and blacks view each other.
In considering our past with present issues, this discussion takes part in the Museums 19th Century gallery amongst the backdrop of artwork depicting the Civil War and slavery. We encourage you to explore with Tom and Sharon our racial equity and justice through a path toward healing and reconciliation.
Special thanks to the Walmart Global Diversity Office.
Salsa Night (Museum)
On 4/3/2015

Enjoy the Great Hall’s spectacular dance floor with a night of Salsa Dancing.
Bachman Wilson House Guide Info Session (Museum)
From 4/3/2015 through 4/11/2015

Learn about the Bachman Wilson House Guide opportunity by attending one of these information sessions at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in function rooms Bellows and Cassatt.
Yoga and Art (Museum)
From 4/6/2015 through 6/1/2015

Yoga takes over Crystal Bridges, a peaceful setting with views of the Museum’s ponds, forest, and architecture. Yoga Story’s Cindee Joslin leads this uplifting group experience uniting the power of art with the beauty of the nature. Participants should bring their own yoga mat and dress appropriately.
Monday Figure Drawing (Museum)
From 4/6/2015 through 6/15/2015

Join us on the first and third Mondays of each month for this adult Figure Drawing class to draw from a clothed model. Whether you’ve always had a love for figure drawing or are trying it for the first time, you’ll enjoy an afternoon drawing with other guests at the Museum. Participants must be 14 and older. A variety of drawing materials will be provided, and model poses will include both shorter warm-up poses, and longer poses. All materials are provided.
Intro to Modern Art with Curator Mindy Besaw (Museum)
On 4/8/2015

Expand your appreciation of modern art with this overview of the temporary exhibition Van Gogh to Rothko with Curator Mindy Besaw. In this three-part series, Besaw will present a survey of the exhibition, offering insights on the birth of the modern art movement. The series includes lecture and gallery discussion with Besaw, as well as experiences of the artists’ voices through short readings including artist letters and other writings.
Wednesday Figure Drawing (Museum)
From 4/8/2015 through 4/22/2015

Join us on the first and third Wednesdays of each month to draw from a clothed model. Whether you’ve always had a love for figure drawing or are trying it for the first time, you’ll enjoy an evening drawing with others at the Museum. A variety of drawing materials will be provided, and model poses will include both shorter warm-up poses, and longer poses.
Family Workshop: Surrealist Puppets (Museum)
On 4/10/2015

Make your own Surrealist-inspired puppets in this family workshop. Pull out your old wool sweaters and re-purpose them into a unique puppet using shapes and colors inspired by Surrealist works in the exhibition Van Gogh to Rothko. Bring your old sweaters and we'll provide the rest of the supplies!
Film Series: Okie Noodling (Museum)
On 4/10/2015

Kick off the exhibition Fish Stories: Early Images of American Game Fish with a screening of this lively documentary by renowned filmmaker Bradley Beesley, who will join us for a post-screening discussion. The film features interviews with hardcore handfishing veterans, as well as rousing footage of real noodlers in action. Set against an original musical score by rock band The Flaming Lips, Okie Noodling offers an anecdotal and often hilarious look at a most unusual piece of Midwest American culture. Okie Noodling premiered to sold-out crowds at the 2001 South by Southwest Film Festival, winning the Audience Choice Award and First Runner Up for Best Documentary. The film also won Best Documentary at the 2001 Great Plains Film Festival. Sponsored by Demara Titzer and Legacy Condominiums.
Homeschool Friday Fun: What is Art? (9-12) (Museum)
On 4/10/2015

In this class series, we'll take on the age-old question "What is art?" Each week, we'll look at a different artistic movement in the galleries and discuss why a work may or may not be art. Then, we’ll return to the studios and create our own artwork as a response!
Homeschool Friday Fun: What is Art? (5-8) (Museum)
On 4/10/2015

In this class series, we'll take on the age-old question "What is art?" Each week, we'll look at a different artistic movement in the galleries and discuss why a work may or may not be art. Then, we’ll return to the studios and create our own artwork as a response!
Discover the Grounds: Woodland Wildflowers (Museum)
On 4/11/2015

Learn how to integrate woodland wildflowers in your garden with this lecture and tour with Crystal Bridges Horticulturalist Cody George. Sponsored by The Coleman Company.
Saturday Session: Poetry (Museum)
On 4/11/2015

Discover some exciting ways in which poetry and art can be used together in the classroom to engage students in this teacher program taught by Hung Pham. (more details to follow)
Four hours of Professional Development credit available.
Journaling Group: Beat Poets (Museum)
On 4/13/2015

Participate in our inspiring, free Journaling Group to find inspiration from Beat Poets who surrounded the Abstract Expressionist movement of the 1950s. This invigorating series focuses on the Van Gogh to Rothko exhibition. The journaling sessions include an opening discussion on writing techniques, followed by writing time in the galleries and reading reviews.
Art Book Club: Lee Krasner: A Biography (Museum)
On 4/15/2015

A renowned Abstract Expressionist painter, Lee Krasner is probably best known as the wife of Jackson Pollock. Join Library Director Catherine Petersen in a discussion of the mid-twentieth-century art world in New York City through the amazing journey of this determined and talented artist.
Boundless:A Short History of a Small Place (Museum)
On 4/15/2015

“T. R. Pearson’s charming, undauntable first novel is about human decency: the unrecognized first variety that cures insomnia and occasionally ensures a ticket to heaven…There’s an archaic, heartfelt element to A Short History—disarmingly kind and unabashedly funny—that rings of the essence of the Southern tradition of literature…But then the people of the town don’t die, they ‘succumb’; they have ‘relations’ instead of sex, and they ‘hold silent counsel’ when a less-complicated soul would just sit and think a spell. It is the charming deference to language—to regional homilies and, consequently, to truth—that gives the novel its freedom and compassion: the sense of lying on a hot porch in the afternoon and listening to someone special and very, very wise. There are less levelheaded educations to be had in the world than sitting captive at this father's knee.” (Boston Globe review)
WOW (Great Hall)
From 4/15/2015 through 12/16/2015

Please join Crystal Bridges Culinary Director Case Dighero as he invites regional chefs and mixologists to discuss (and taste) the virtues of High South Cuisine, the rich food that hails from the Ozarks. Sponsored by Premier Dermatology and Riedel. Open to guests ages 21 and above.

$30 ($24 for Members), register online or by calling Guest Services at 479.657.2335.


Keynote Lecture: Neil Shubin (Museum)
On 4/17/2015

Shubin is the popular science author of two books: The Universe Within: The Deep History of the Human Body (2013) and the best-selling Your Inner Fish: A Journey into the 3.5-Billion-Year History of the Human Body (2008). Your Inner Fish was named Best Book of the Year by the National Academy of Sciences, and is now a popular TV show on PBS with Shubin acts as host. Shubin conducted fieldwork in Greenland, China, Canada, and much of North America and Africa, and has discovered some of the earliest mammals, crocodiles, dinosaurs, frogs, and salamanders in the fossil record. One of his most significant discoveries, the 375-million-year-old Tiktaalik roseae fossil, is considered an important transitional form between fish and land animals. The 2006 announcement of the finding received worldwide media coverage and led to Shubin's being named ABC News Person of the Week. Shubin earned his PhD in organismic and evolutionary biology at Harvard and was elected to the National Academy of Sciences in 2011. Shubin is the Robert Bensley Distinguished Service Professor at the University of Chicago and associate dean for academic strategy of the university's Biological Sciences Division.
Member - Speaker Meet & Greet: Neil Shubin (Great Hall)
On 4/17/2015

Members are invited to a Meet and Greet with speaker Neil Shubin in the Great Hall prior to the public lecture at 7:00 PM. Members must register for both experiences separately.
Young Artists Class: Draw It! (Museum)
On 4/18/2015

(For ages 5 to 10) Investigate traditional and experimental methods of drawing inspired by artworks in the temporary exhibition Van Gogh to Rothko. Each week we'll examine a different artist in the exhibition and use his or her work to uncover a new approach to drawing. Each class will consist of a gallery conversation and a studio project reflecting on our conversation.
Wednesday Series: Imaginative Education (Museum)
On 4/22/2015

Guest Educator Laura Marie Rivera will be joining us and sharing strategies to increase engagement through the use of Imaginative Education. (More details to follow.)
Two hours of Professional Development credit available.
Film Series: Galapagos Affair (Museum)
On 4/24/2015

Participate in an audience discussion session with filmmakers Dayna Goldfine and Dan Geller following the screening of this remarkable true-crime tale of paradise found and lost. The Galapagos Affair is a fascinating documentary that explores the mysterious life of a Berlin doctor and his mistress who attempt to start a new utopia on uninhabited Floreana Island in the Galapagos in the 1930s. When the international press sensationalized the exploits of the Galapagos “Adam and Eve,” they inadvertently encouraged others to flock to the island—including a self-styled Swiss Family Robinson and a gun-toting Viennese Baroness and her two lovers. Clashing personalities are aggravated by the island community’s lusty free-love ethos, and when some of the islanders disappear, suspicions of murder hang in the air, leaving an unsolved mystery which remains the subject of local lore today.
Art Night Out: These Times are Changing (Museum)
On 4/25/2015

Art Night Out: These Times are Changing relives the explosive 1960s art movements which played a major role in defining the era of sex, drugs, and rock 'n' roll. Explore the Van Gogh to Rothko exhibition and enjoy a vintage liquid light show and Grateful Dead Music Experience by Midwest's popular band, The Schwag, Check out Beat poetry in the galleries, Rothko meditations, and a remake of performance art inspired by the influential 1960s Fluxus group which included artists such as Nam June Paik, Yoko Ono, and composer John Cage. Local opening bands include the Airplanes and Basement Brew! Special thanks to Northwest Arkansas Community College Beat Poetry team. Sponsored by AMP Sign & Banner, Blue Moon Brewing Co., RopeSwing, and Arvest.
Live Arts: RED Theatre Performance (Museum)
On 4/29/2015

RED, a play about Mark Rothko, comes to Crystal Bridges, performed by local theater artist Mark Landon Smith. RED weaves through the challenges and triumphs in Rothko’s studio during the artist’s two-year struggle to complete a set of murals for Manhattan’s Four Seasons restaurant. When Rothko’s raw assistant expresses an opinion and challenges his employer’s work, the artist is forced to reevaluate and come to terms with his own concepts and designs. The play provides the viewer with a rare glimpse at the complex relationship between an artist and his assistant.
SUPER ICONIC Party of the Century (Museum)
On 5/1/2015

This SUPER ICONIC Party celebrates the heroes of high art! For one night only, enjoy FREE admission to the Van Gogh to Rothko exhibition and decide who's the most ICONIC superstar artist of the twentieth-century via the Dead Day Dialogues between local professors and artists. Celebrate ICONIC architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright in a special kick off of the Museum’s new partnership by the E. Fay Jones School of Architecture. Enjoy SUPER SONIC performances by Goose and National Park Radio. Don't miss Sumo Slam Poetry with Houston Hughes and Jeremy Sparkman. Make your own screen print inspired by Andy Warhol organized by local artist and John Brown University Professor Bobby Martin. Meet up with local ceramicist Linda Lopez on contemporary sculpting. Experience live painting from a surprise ICONIC public artist. Top that off with 1950s and 60s-inspired Silent Disco featuring beats from DJ Dionysus. come dressed in your best avant-garde formal-wear and strut your stuff on the red carpet. Or, if that just isn't your style, take a note from the ICONIC COMIC stylings of Pop Art. Special thanks to the Crystal Bridges College Ambassador student team for organizing this event, and to the guidance of the University of Arkansas, Northwest Arkansas Community College, John Brown University, and the University of Central Arkansas.
Preschool Art Class: Wild! (Museum)
On 5/6/2015

Wilderness will be our muse in this three-session series. Investigate the wilderness and its inhabitants inside and outside of the Museum and create new artworks with your findings. Parents or caregivers participate with their preschoolers in gallery conversations and art-making activities each week. For ages 3 to 5 with an adult. Session includes three consecutive Wednesday classes. All materials are provided.
Spotlight Lecture: The Drunken Botanist (Museum)
On 5/8/2015

Amy Stewart, New York Times best-selling author of The Drunken Botanist, will discuss the dizzying array of herbs, flowers, trees, fruits, and fungi that humans have, through ingenuity, inspiration, and sheer desperation, contrived to transform into alcohol. Her book is a fascinating concoction of biology, chemistry, history, etymology, and mixology—with more than fifty drink recipes and growing tips for gardeners.

Early admission to the lecture, from 6:30-7:30 pm, includes a special cocktail reception with a cash bar featuring mixed drinks from Stewart's book. Lecture starts at 7:30 pm with opening remarks by Crystal Bridges’ Director of Culinary Services, Case Dighero. A book signing will follow the presentation.
Young Artists Class: Critter Creations (Museum)
On 5/9/2015

(For ages 5-10) Grab your sketchbook and pencil and explore creatures of the outdoors through drawing and creative journal activities. Each week, we'll discuss a different artwork from our permanent collection or temporary exhibition that features an animal. Using our sketchbooks, we'll respond to this work with a new artistic approach. All materials provided.
Journaling Group: Writing from Nature (Museum)
From 5/11/2015 through 6/8/2015

Take a walk on the trails of Crystal Bridges to reflect and write. Find rejuvenation in expressing your thoughts outdoors on paper. Poet and Imaginative Writing Professor at NWAA, Curtis Harrell, will guide the experience following prompts from the great American naturalists Ralph Waldo Emerson, Henry Thoreau, and John Muir.
Live Arts: Tulsa Opera presents Shining Brow (Museum)
On 5/13/2015

Daron Hagen's 1993 opera Shining Brow explores the life of the brilliant and controversial architect Frank Lloyd Wright. In an original libretto by Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Paul Muldoon, the opera vividly portrays the important people and events in the Wright’s tumultuous life, culminating in a finale the Milwaukee Journal called, “as devastating as anything in opera.” Tulsa Opera presents Hagen's own chamber version of the opera, which was commissioned by Opera Theater of Pittsburgh and performed at Wright's famed Fallingwater home in 2013. This 70-minute Tulsa Opera Studio production is directed by Stephanie Havey, and will be staged outdoors on the Museum’s Walker Landing.
Figure Drawing from the Nude Model (Museum)
From 5/13/2015 through 6/24/2015

Join us on the second and fourth Wednesdays of each month for this adult figure drawing class with a nude model. A variety of drawing materials will be provided, and model poses will include both shorter warm-up poses, and longer poses. Participants must be 18 or older. (Note: Figure Drawing sessions with a clothed model are offered on the first and third Mondays of each month, and are open to participants ages 14 and up; please check the calendar for dates and time.)
Architecture Speaker: Jeff Shannon (Museum)
On 5/15/2015

Meet the former dean of the E. Fay Jones School of Architecture, Jeff Shannon. Frank Lloyd Wright’s 1910 Robie House is generally seen as the “ultimate expression of the Prairie House.” While it is true that Robie offers a particularly powerful synthesis of the major features of Wright’s evolving type, most interpretations underestimate the impact that the site and context had in determining the final form of the house. Through detailed analyses, this presentation demonstrates that Wright had to distort the typical characteristics of the Prairie House in order to accommodate the pressures and constraints of site and context. It is argued that Wright’s successful resolution of this struggle between type and context/site presented one of the greatest design challenges of his young career and elicited one of his most creative and ingenious responses. Shannon argues that the greatness of the Robie House derives, in part, from Wright’s ability to create the illusion of the “apex of the Prairie House” when in fact the site made such a literal goal impossible.
Photo Salon: Yosemite National Park Photography (Museum)
On 5/15/2015

Dan Snow, commercial and fine art photographer, explores the landscape of Yosemite through the art of photography. Gain inspiration from photographers who popularized Yosemite National Park—from Carlton Watkins, whose work is currently on view in the Museum, to Ansel Adams. After viewing works in the galleries, Snow will lead the group on a photography adventure to capture Crystal Bridges’ landscape. Snow is an adjunct professor at Northwest Arkansas Community College in photography and graphic design, and an instructor at the New Design School and Bedford Camera and Video.
Discover the Grounds Workshop (Museum)
On 5/16/2015

The Art of Plant Propagation
Crystal Bridges welcomes renowned organic farmer Barry Glick of Sunshine Farms and Garden to guide us through the hands-on practice of plant mating. Glick will take participants through a step-by-step process on virtually every method of plant propagation, from seed collecting and sowing to tissue culture.
Nature Talk and Walk: Woodland Wonders (Museum)
On 5/17/2015

Sunshine Gardens’ botanist Barry Glick shares an entertaining and educational look at some of the wildflowers and other plants that we overlook on our woodland hikes and in our own backyards through a fascinating photographic presentation. After his 45-minute lecture, he’ll take the group for “wild” walk on Crystal Bridges’ grounds.

Barry Glick is a founding member of the North American Plant Preservation Council. At his West Virginia mountaintop farm, Sunshine Farm and Gardens, he grows tens of thousands of plants for retail and wholesale, and for seed production. In his tissue-culture lab, he experiments genetically to produce new and better plants. When he is not on the farm working with plant propagation, Barry is lecturing and writing articles about native plants, propagation techniques, and hellebores. He has a vast collection of more than 10,000 taxa and exchanges seeds, plants, and horticultural information with organizations throughout the world.
See Barry’s website for more info. http://www.sunfarm.com
Spotlight Lecture: Morgan Falconer (Museum)
On 5/17/2015

Morgan Falconer is the author of Beyond Pollock. Much of the debate about painting in the past few decades has turned on whether it is alive or dead—whether photographic and digital media have left it redundant, or whether it still has a role to play. There have been fewer attempts to consider what the medium can uniquely deliver that other media cannot—and vice versa. Some people prefer the invention and rich sensuousness of paint over the smooth, realistic detail of the photograph—is that just a personal preference or does it point to something more complex? In this lecture, Falconer explores that question while surveying the history of painting, from Jackson Pollock to the present day. Following the lecture, Falconer will be available to sign copies of his book, which will be available from the Museum Store.
The Great Reveal: Botanical Illustration Books (Museum)
On 5/18/2015

Come botanize with us! View the beautiful rare botanical illustrations of some of the greatest nineteenth-century botanists, such as Benjamin Smith Barton, Thomas Nuttall, Jacob Bigelow, and others. Then stay after for a bit of “botanizing” on the grounds of the Museum. The session will be led by Library Director Catherine Petersen and botanist Lora L. Shadwick, PhD. ( an affiliate of the University of Arkansas Department of Biological Sciences). Shadwick primarily studies amoebozoan slime molds, but she has a lifelong interest in all things botanical, especially native plants, herbs, garden vegetables, fungi, and protists. Free with online registration
Member - Speaker Meet & Greet: Alice Aycock (Great Hall)
On 5/21/2015

Member Meet and Greet with Alice Aycock
Crystal Bridges Members are invited to a Members-only Meet and Greet with artist Alice Aycock, at her monumental sculpture Maelstrom (Module 3) of Park Avenue Paper Chase is currently on loan to Crystal Bridges.
Free with registration online or by calling the Member Priority Line 479.418.5728. Registration for the lecture is required separately.
Spotlight Conversation: Alice Aycock (Museum)
On 5/21/2015

Alice Aycock—creator of the monumental sculpture Maelstrom (Module 3) of Park Avenue Paper Chase, which was recently installed on the Museum grounds— will take part in a live conversation with Curator Chad Alligood. The conversation will feature highlights from Aycock’s impressive artistic journey from the 1970s to today. Aycock’s large, semi-architectural works deal with the interaction of structure, site, materials, and the psychophysical responses of the viewer. The artist’s sculptures explore paradigms, cybernetics, phenomenology, physics, post-structuralism, psychoanalysis, information overload, outdated scientific thinking, and computer programming to create a "complex" that is architectural and sculptural as well as mental and emotional. Aycock’s sculptures are exhibited around the globe.
Live Arts: Multimedia Concert: Read and Repeat (Museum)
On 5/22/2015

The Fuse Project presents Read and Repeat—a multimedia concert featuring new work composed specifically for the Fuse Project and Crystal Bridges. The composer will be selected through a call for scores open to composers of all nationalities and ages. Each of the other works on the program will serve as cornerstones of Minimalist music by the United States’ most prominent Minimalist composers. The music will be paired with real-time video art that responds to both rhythm and harmony and creates an integrated audiovisual experience for the audience. The performance includes:
? Composer TBA Fanfare (a short piece selected through a national Call for Scores composed for two violins)
? Terry Riley, Olson III | *Arkansas Premiere, Regional Premiere
? Steve Reich, “Clapping Music” | *Arkansas Premiere
? Philip Glass, “Piece in the Shape of a Square” | *Arkansas Premiere, Regional
Premiere
Live Arts: Film + Performance: The Art of Being (Museum)
On 5/27/2015

The Art of Being explores the artistry in all of us through the creativity and camaraderie of the art community in Eureka Springs, Arkansas - a town of 2,000 people tucked away in the Ozarks where over 300 artists, musicians and writers call home. The film screening will be followed by a post-discussion with the filmmaker, L. Kai Roberts, and guest artists featured in the film. Opening the event is a special performance by Native American flute payer John Two Hawks from 7 to 7:30 p.m. and an artwork showcase by Eureka Springs artists featured in the film.
Members' Last Look: Van Gogh to Rothko (Temporary Exhibition Gallery)
On 6/1/2015

Monday, June 1, 9 to 11 am
Members’ Last Look » Van Gogh to Rothko: Masterworks from the Albright-Knox Art Gallery
Crystal Bridges Members are invited to a Members-only Last Look for Van Gogh to Rothko: Masterworks from the Albright-Knox Art Gallery.
Free with registration online or by calling the Member Priority Line 479.418.5728.

Architecture Speaker: Lynda Waggoner (Museum)
On 6/3/2015

Join Crystal Bridges Director of Facilities and Grounds, Scott Eccelston, in a conversation with Fallingwater’s Director, Lynda Waggoner. They will discuss the 10 structures designed by architect Frank Lloyd Wright that have been placed on the UNESCO World Heritage List of sites identified as important to the global community. Waggoner coordinated the nomination dossier for all 10 Wright-designed sites. Besides Fallingwater, built for department-store owner Edgar Kaufmann in 1935, the other Wright sites listed include the Frederick C. Robie House, built in 1908 in Chicago; Taliesin, Wright's home and studio in Wisconsin begun in 1911; the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, 1943, in New York City; and the Price Tower, Wright’s only freestanding skyscraper, 1952, in Bartlesville, Oklahoma.
Studio Studies: DIY Screenprinting (Museum)
On 6/3/2015

Learn the fundamentals of the screen printing process used by Andy Warhol in this studio studies series led by John Brown University printmaking professor Bobby C. Martin. By the end of the series, you will have the skills to set up your own screen printing studio at home!
First Friday: KUAF/Fulbright Summer Chamber Music (Museum)
On 6/5/2015

Experience the grand finale of the KUAF/Fulbright Summer Chamber music series in the Museum's beautiful Great Hall. The concert celebrates the music of American minimalist composer, Philip Glass, and American composer, Ryan Cockerham, who will compose a piece in honor of Stephen Gates’s 40+ years as Professor of Music at the University of Arkansas. Gates has curated the KUAF/Fulbright concert series for numerous years.
Live Arts: Oklahoma Dance Film Festival (Museum)
On 6/12/2015

Come out to the Skyspace on Crystal Bridges’ Art Trail for an evening of film and dance under the stars. The Oklahoma Dance Film Festival presents a screening of short contemporary dance films that explore the body’s relationship with nature, produced by filmmakers from around the world. The festival screening will kick off with a special dance performance around the Skyspace, beginning at 8:30 pm during the time of sunset.
Photo Salon: Hudson River School Landscape (Museum)
On 6/12/2015

Join photographer Dan Snow as he continues to explore the landscape through photography. This session will focus on the Hudson River School of painting and how the techniques of these painters are applied by landscape photographers today.
Discover the Grounds: Medicinal Plants (Museum)
On 6/13/2015

Dr. Justin Nolan, associate professor in the Anthropology department at the University of Arkansas, will lead a foraging journey of medicinal plants found on Crystal Bridges grounds. Dr. Nolan will discuss unique perspective on Ozark native flora through his studies in ethnobiology, the human relationship with nature and the health belief systems often found in region-specific folkways and traditions. Please be prepared for the rare opportunity of walking with Dr. Nolan as he samples various plant tastings. Dr. Nolan's fieldwork expertise focuses on the Cherokee Nation to explore the linkages between ecological diversity in the Ozark foothills and the continuity of Cherokee artisanship and expressive traditions. He also recently completed a study of sustainable tourism throughout Arkansas’ natural regions.
Spotlight Lecture: James Whistler (Museum)
On 6/14/2015

University of Arkansas Professor Daniel Sutherland has published a new biography of artist James Whistler titled James Whistler: A Life for Art Sake. It is the first biography of Whistler in more than 20 years, and also the first to make extensive use of the artist’s private correspondence to tell the story of his life and work. This engaging personal history dispels the popular notion of Whistler as merely a combative, eccentric, and unrelenting publicity seeker—a man as renowned for his public feuds with Oscar Wilde and John Ruskin as for the iconic portrait of his mother. The Whistler revealed in these pages is an intense, introspective, and complex man, plagued by self-doubt and haunted by an endless pursuit of perfection in his painting and drawing. Whistler comes alive through his own magnificent work and words, including the provocative manifestos that explained his bold artistic vision, sparked controversy in his own time, and resonate to this day.
Summer Camp for ages 10-12: Art and Nature (Museum)
On 6/15/2015

Discover art and environment through gallery visits, art-making with natural materials, and exploring the outdoors on the Crystal Bridges trails! Use the natural features and creatures at Crystal Bridges to inspire your art in this exciting summer camp. Be sure to wear your walking shoes and sunscreen for our outdoor adventures. All materials provided.
Summer Camp for ages 10-12: Painting (Museum)
On 6/15/2015

Experiment with a variety of painting techniques, both in the Crystal Bridges studios and en plein air ("in the open air") in this summer camp! Learn new methods of painting using tempera, watercolor, acrylic, and unusual materials such as shaving cream and ice while exploring the Museum’s collection.
All materials provided.
Summer Camp for ages 6-9: Art and Nature (Museum)
On 6/15/2015

Discover art and environment through gallery visits, art-making with natural materials, and exploring the outdoors on the Crystal Bridges trails! Use the natural features and creatures at Crystal Bridges to inspire your art in this exciting summer camp. Be sure to wear your walking shoes and sunscreen for our outdoor adventures. All materials provided.
Summer Camp for ages 6-9: Painting (Museum)
On 6/15/2015

Experiment with a variety of painting techniques, both in the Crystal Bridges studios and en plein air ("in the open air") in this summer camp! Learn new methods of painting using tempera, watercolor, acrylic, and unusual materials such as shaving cream and ice while exploring the Museum’s collection.
All materials provided.
Boundless: Selected Stories: 1968-1994 Alice Munro (Museum)
On 6/17/2015

Alice Munro captures the reader's affection with her collection of stories, offering us a variety of settings, time periods, and emotions. Join reference librarian Jim Everett to discuss this Nobel Prize-winning author and her ability to reveal the many layers of her characters. Coffee, wine, or other beverages from the Museum coffee bar are welcome.
Light Night: Film and Stargazing: KOYAANISQATSI (Museum)
On 6/20/2015

Join us at the Skyspace for an outdoor screening of this unconventional film, followed by telescope stargazing by the Astronomical Society of NWA. KOYAANISQATSI is the first film of the QATSI trilogy. The title is a Hopi Indian word meaning "life out of balance." Created between 1975 and 1982, the film is an apocalyptic vision of the collision of two different worlds: urban life and technology vs. the environment. The musical score was composed by Philip Glass.
Yoga Solstice at the Museum (Museum)
On 6/21/2015

Begin the first day of summer with 101 Sun Salutations on Crystal Bridges lush South Lawn, facilitated by Cindee Joslin of Yoga Story. Special arrival instructions: The Museum lobby will not yet be open to the public at this hour, so please use the exterior walkway to the South Lawn. There are no bathrooms available. Please bring your own yoga mat and water.
Summer Camp for ages 10-12: Drawing (Museum)
On 6/22/2015

Use traditional drawing tools such as pastels and charcoal, plus experimental tools like branches, to learn all about drawing, both in the Crystal Brides galleries and on the trails. We’ll draw from life, our imaginations, and even explore drawing by printing with Gelli™ plates!
All materials provided.
Summer Camp for ages 6-9: Drawing (Museum)
On 6/22/2015

Use traditional drawing tools such as pastels and charcoal, plus experimental tools like branches, to learn all about drawing, both in the Crystal Brides galleries and on the trails. We’ll draw from life, our imaginations, and even explore drawing by printing with Gelli™ plates!
All materials provided.
Summer Camp for ages 6-9: Mixed Media Mania (Museum)
On 6/22/2015

Do you love making art with exciting new materials? Then this camp is for you! Learn about the magic that results from combining materials as you dabble, build, experiment, and play with found objects, junk mail, fabric, and more!
All materials provided.
SummerCamp ages 10-12: Movie Making! Video Selfies (Museum)
On 6/22/2015

Explore self-portraiture using the Museum as your backdrop to create video selfies in this movie-making art camp instructed by actress Jules Taylor. This camp will help build up your confidence and self-expression. Learn how to write a script that expresses you, sketch storyboards, practice filming your performance at your favorite spot in the Museum, and video edit cool special effects. Spend time with the Museum’s art collection to inspire your video selfie too. At the end of the camp, we’ll host a special film-screening party with invited friends and family. Special guest appearances by music-video artist Sara Segerlin, who also produces the Museum’s annual short film festival.
Cr(EAT)e Food Series: Brews and Fish of the Ozarks (Great Hall)
On 6/28/2015

An in-depth glimpse and taste of how art inspires the culinary world of Crystal Bridges, hosted by Executive Chef Bill Lyle, along with special guests. We’ll be discussing the Museum’s temporary exhibition Fish Stories: Early Images of American Game Fish and the art of fishing, as well as tasting samples prepared by Eleven’s chefs and paired with craft-brewed beers from the Ozarks. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and dinner begins at 7:00.
$100 ($80 for Members), register online or by calling Guest Services at 479.657.2335.
Great Hall


Summer Camp for ages 10-12: All About Andy (Museum)
On 7/13/2015

Learn all about Andy Warhol and his amazing art making processes and materials in this multi- media summer camp. We'll explore drawing, printmaking, and more in the Museum studios, outdoors on the grounds, and with gallery visits to the temporary exhibition Warhol's Nature.
All materials provided.
Summer Camp for ages 10-12: Art and Animals (Museum)
On 7/13/2015

Explore artworks featuring animals in this summer camp session. We'll look at Andy Warhol's Endangered Species series in the temporary exhibition Warhol's Nature and other artworks inspired by the animal kingdom in our galleries. Each day, experiment with a different method of art making to integrate animals into your own projects.
All materials provided.
Summer Camp for ages 6-9: All About Andy (Museum)
On 7/13/2015

Learn all about Andy Warhol and his amazing art making processes and materials in this multi- media summer camp. We'll explore drawing, printmaking, and more in the Museum studios, outdoors on the grounds, and with gallery visits to the temporary exhibition Warhol's Nature.
All materials provided.
Summer Camp for ages 6-9: Art and Animals (Museum)
On 7/13/2015

Explore artworks featuring animals in this summer camp session. We'll look at Andy Warhol's Endangered Species series in the temporary exhibition Warhol's Nature and other artworks inspired by the animal kingdom in our galleries. Each day, experiment with a different method of art making to integrate animals into your own projects.
All materials provided.
Summer Camp for ages 6-9: The Dancing Museum (Museum)
On 7/13/2015

Imagine what it would be like to visit Crystal Bridges at night and find that all the paintings were dancing! How would they move? Like a whirling rainbow? Like trees in the wind? Discover how dancing is like painting in this integrated dance and visual arts camp with acclaimed St. Louis-based dancer, choreographer, and arts integration specialist Alice Bloch. Join us to help create our own dancing museum through movement and art-making.
All materials provided.