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Artinfusion Black Hearts Ball - MEMBER
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Artinfusion Black Hearts Ball - NONMEMBER
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Exhibition: Open Road General Admission
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Exhibition: Open Road Member Admission
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Exhibition: Open Road Youth General Admission
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Writer's Group: Featured Poet Houston Hughes (Museum)
On 2/8/2016

Led by local poet Houston Hughes, join this Writers Group to create a sonnet inspired by artwork in our permanent collection.
Frank Lloyd Wright House Guided Tour (Bachman Wilson House)
From 2/8/2016 through 5/30/2016

Book a ticket for a guided tour of the Frank Lloyd Wright house. Tour meets in the south lobby; please arrive about 10 minutes before your tour is scheduled to begin.
Frank Lloyd Wright House Self-Guided Tour (Bachman Wilson House)
From 2/8/2016 through 5/30/2016

Book a timed ticket for a self-guided experience of the Frank Lloyd Wright house: From the south lobby, exit to the south lawn and follow the signs to the Bachman-Wilson House. A Guest Services associate will greet you at the door to the house, scan your ticket, and admit you at the appropriate time.
Preschool Art Class: Portraits (Museum)
On 2/10/2016

Inspired by the portraits of our permanent collection, learn how artists see people! We’ll make portraits to share with family and friends.
Studio Squad (ages 11-13): Art After Dark (Museum)
On 2/11/2016

Experience the Museum at night! Create art that glows in the dark and experiment with light as an artistic medium.
Homeschool Friday Fun (5-8): Sculpture (Museum)
On 2/12/2016

Prepare to get a little messy as we use a variety of media and techniques to make sculptures inspired by artwork in our permanent collection.
Homeschool Friday Fun (9-12): Sculpture (Museum)
On 2/12/2016

Prepare to get a little messy as we use a variety of media and techniques to make sculptures inspired by artwork in our permanent collection.
Black Hearts Ball 2016 (Museum)
On 2/13/2016

Just like that bad ex you keep going back to, the Black Heart Ball is back again! Artinfusion Members and guests are invited to the 4th annual Black Hearts Ball. Come and dance your sorrows away and enjoy sweet and savory creations prepared by the chefs in Eleven. This anti-Valentine’s Day fun is reserved for ages 21 and up (ID required for entry).
Sponsored by Saatchi & Saatchi X, RopeSwing, Arvest Bank, Wright Lindsey Jennings, and Blue Moon Brewing Company.

Member Breakfast: I Heart Art (Great Hall)
On 2/14/2016

We ? our Members! You, our Members, and your families are invited to a Valentine’s Day continental breakfast in appreciation of all you do to support your Museum! Crystal Bridges will provide breakfast treats while you enjoy creative entertainment with friends, family, and Members alike prior to the Museum-wide Family Sunday festivities!
Monday Figure Drawing (Museum)
On 2/15/2016

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.
Studio Studies: Digital Photography (Museum)
On 2/17/2016

Develop your technical and creative skills in this introductory course on digital photography led by photographer Kat Wilson. Each session will sharpen your creativity behind the lens through the fundamentals of image capture, camera operation, and night photography through photo shoots around Crystal Bridges Museum and off-site locations! Cameras will not be provided; please bring your own digital SLR camera and laptop.
WOW (Great Hall)
From 2/17/2016 through 12/21/2016

Open Road - Please join Crystal Bridges Culinary Director Case Dighero along with special guest, Ali Demorotski as they share this exciting new Exhibition. Open to guests ages 21 and above. Sponsored by Premier Dermatology and Riedel Glassware.

$35 ($28 for Members), register online or by calling Guest Services at 479.657.2335.


Exhibition Opening Panel Discussion: The Open Road (Museum)
On 2/26/2016

Join David Campany, curator of The Open Road exhibition, as he moderates a panel discussion on the roots of modern travel photography. The discussion will include three key contributors to the exhibition: Aperture Editor Denise Wolff and two Open Road photographers, Stephen Shore and Justine Kurland.
Member Meet & Greet: Open Road (Great Hall)
On 2/26/2016

Members are invited to Meet and Greet with Curator David Campany, Senior Aperture Denise Wolf, and two contemporary photographers from The Open Road, Stephen Shore and Justin Kurland prior to their Opening Exhibition Panel Discussion panel discussion on the roots of modern travel photography beginning at 7 pm. Separate registration required for Panel Discussion at 7 pm.
Member Preview: The Open Road (Temporary Exhibition Gallery)
From 2/26/2016 through 2/27/2016

Crystal Bridges Members are invited to a Members-only preview of the exhibition The Open Road.
Free, register online or by calling the Member Priority Line at 479.418.5728.
Saturday Session: The Open Road (Museum)
On 3/5/2016

Wednesday Series: Looking Beyond the Obvious Pt2 (Museum)
On 3/9/2016

Distinguished Speaker Series: Faith Ringgold (Great Hall)
On 3/18/2016

Meet artist Faith Ringgold as she speaks about her career of more than 60 years, with particular focus on Maya's Quilt, inspired by Maya Angelou and on view in Crystal Bridges’ 1940s to Now Gallery. Ringgold will provide an overview of her fascinating career, beginning in the early 1960s with the artist’s first-hand accounts of the Civil Rights Movement and the political imagery in her American People Series. Ringgold’s inspiring, often humorous, and always human stories illustrate her life's work as an artist, activist, author, teacher, and parent through the evolution of an amazing body of work, including her well-known story quilts. Join us for a book signing with the artist following the lecture.
American Sign Language interpretation is provided for all distinguished speaker programs. For preferred seating, please contact us at access@crystalbridges.org or 479-418-5724 (voice). Relay or voice calls welcome. American Sign Language interpretation sponsored by Loreen Arbus.
Wednesday Series: Luck of the Draw (Museum)
On 4/6/2016

Saturday Session: Living Newspapers (Museum)
On 4/9/2016

Member Meet & Greet: Sir John Leighton (Great Hall)
On 4/21/2016

Crystal Bridges Members are invited to a Meet and Greet with Sir John Leighton, Director General of National Galleries in Scotland in the Great Hall prior to the public lecture at 7:00pm. Sir John Leighton studied Fine Art at the University of Edinburgh and Edinburgh College of Art and history of art at the Courtauld Institute of Art. He was Director of the Van Gogh Museum from 1997 until his appointment as Director-General of the National Galleries of Scotland in March 2006. At the Van Gogh Museum he was responsible for the world’s most important collection of Van Gogh and one of Europe’s leading collections of 19th century art.
Distinguished Speaker Series: Thom Mayne (Great Hall)
On 5/12/2016

Innovative designer, inspiring thought leader, and award-winning architect Thom Mayne will explore how architecture connects us with people and landscape. Mayne founded Morphosis Architecture as a collective architectural practice engaged in cross-disciplinary research and design such as the NYC Cooper Union Building and the Perot Museum of Nature and Science in Dallas. Mayne’s honors include the Pritzker Prize (2005) and the AIA Gold Medal (2013). Under Mayne’s direction, Morphosis Architecture has been the subject of various group and solo exhibitions throughout the world, including a large solo exhibition at the Centre Pompidou in Paris in 2006. Morphosis buildings and projects have been published extensively, and the firm has been the subject of 26 monographs.
American Sign Language interpretation is provided for all distinguished speaker programs. For preferred seating, please contact us at access@crystalbridges.org or 479-418-5724 (voice). Relay or voice calls welcome. American Sign Language interpretation sponsored by Loreen Arbus.
Distinguished Speaker Series: Ruth Reichl (Great Hall)
On 6/10/2016

Bestselling author, food critic, and judge on Bravo’s Top Chef Masters, Ruth Reichl is a well-recognized and beloved culinary voice. The Seattle Times has called her “one of the nation’s most influential figures in the food world.” Most recognized as a writer and editor, Reichl was the Editor-in-Chief of Gourmet Magazine for ten years until its closing. Prior to this role, she was the restaurant critic of The New York Times and both the restaurant critic and food editor of the Los Angeles Times. Join us for a book signing with the artist following the lecture.
American Sign Language interpretation is provided for all distinguished speaker programs. For preferred seating, please contact us at access@crystalbridges.org or 479-418-5724 (voice). Relay or voice calls welcome. American Sign Language interpretation sponsored by Loreen Arbus.
Distinguished Speaker Series: Cheech Marin (Great Hall)
On 7/15/2016

Primarily known as an actor, director, and performer, Cheech Marin has developed what is arguably the finest private collection of Chicano art in the nation. Marin will talk about his love of art and the events that sparked his interest in collecting. A third-generation Mexican American, Marin has received numerous awards for his work on behalf of Latinos, including the 2000 Creative Achievement Award from the Imagen Foundation and the 1999 ALMA Community Service Award from the National Council of La Raza and Kraft Foods. Join us for a book signing with the artist following the lecture.
American Sign Language interpretation is provided for all distinguished speaker programs. For preferred seating, please contact us at access@crystalbridges.org or 479-418-5724 (voice). Relay or voice calls welcome. American Sign Language interpretation sponsored by Loreen Arbus.
Distinguished Speaker Series: Judy Chicago (Great Hall)
On 9/16/2016

For more than five decades, Judy Chicago has remained steadfast in her commitment to the power of art as a vehicle for intellectual transformation and social change. As an artist, writer, educator, and humanist, her work and life are models for an enlarged definition of art, an expanded role for the artist, and women’s rights to freedom of expression. Chicago’s influence both within and beyond the art community is evidenced by her inclusion in hundreds of publications throughout the world. Chicago will participate in a conversation with Curator Chad Alligood and two female artists from State of the Art: Discovering American Art Now, exploring the emergence of women artists from the 1950s to now. Join us for a book signing with the artist following the lecture.
American Sign Language interpretation is provided for all distinguished speaker programs. For preferred seating, please contact us at access@crystalbridges.org or 479-418-5724 (voice). Relay or voice calls welcome. American Sign Language interpretation sponsored by Loreen Arbus.
Distinguished Speaker Series: Nick Cave (Great Hall)
On 12/2/2016

Nick Cave is an artist and educator working between the visual and performing arts. In a conversation with Curator Chad Alligood, Cave will talk about his lifework, including his Soundsuits in Crystal Bridges’ permanent collection. Utilizing a wide range of mediums, including sculpture, installation, video, sound, and performance, Cave’s solo exhibitions are seen throughout the world, including the galleries of Denver Art Museum; Chicago Cultural Center; Studio la Città, Verona, Italy; Jack Shainman Gallery, New York; and Seattle Art Museum. Cave serves as a Professor at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago.
American Sign Language interpretation is provided for all distinguished speaker programs. For preferred seating, please contact us at access@crystalbridges.org or 479-418-5724 (voice). Relay or voice calls welcome. American Sign Language interpretation sponsored by Loreen Arbus.