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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.
Figure Drawing from the Nude Model (Museum)
From 5/27/2015 through 8/26/2015

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.)
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.

Yoga and Art (Museum)
From 6/1/2015 through 8/3/2015

Yoga Story’s Cindee Joslin leads an uplifting group class uniting the power of art with the beauty of nature. Enjoy this mind/body experience in the Museum’s Great Hall, complemented by views of Crystal Bridges’ ponds, forest, and architecture. Participants should bring their own yoga mat and dress appropriately.
$5 (Free for Members), register online or by calling Guest Services at 479.657.2335.
Great Hall
Monday Figure Drawing (Museum)
From 6/1/2015 through 8/17/2015

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.
$10 ($5.00 for Members), register online or by calling Guest Services at 479.657.2335.
Durand
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.
Journaling Group: Writing from Nature (Museum)
On 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.
WOW (Great Hall)
From 6/10/2015 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.


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.
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


Arch. Speaker Series: Emily Bills (Great Hall)
On 7/1/2015

Emily Bills, Managing Director of the Julius Shulman Institute of Architecture Photography, presents on Latin American photographer Pedro Guerrero. Guerrero was Frank Lloyd Wright's selected photographer and photographed artwork for Alexander Calder and Louise Nevelson, two artists featured in the Museum’s collection. Learn more about the Julius Shulman Institute’s annual Excellence in Photography Award featuring the world’s renowned photographers. Sponsored by Chip and Susan Chambers.
$10, (Free for Members), register online or by calling Guest Services at 479.657.2335.
Great Hall
Salsa Night at Walker Landing (Museum)
On 7/3/2015

Come out to Walker Landing for a night of Salsa dancing! Join us for this encore concert program with DJ Midnite and Calle Soul Salsa band, in collaboration with the Hispanic Latino Associate Resource Group and Downtown Bentonville, Inc.
Free, register online or by calling Guest Services at 479.657.2335.
Walker Landing
Member Preview: Andy Warhol (Temporary Exhibition Gallery)
From 7/3/2015 through 7/4/2015

Crystal Bridges Members are invited to a Members-only Preview of the exhibition Warhol’s Nature.
Free, register online or by calling the Member Priority Line at 479.418.5728.
Keynote Lecture: Bass Pro Founder (Great Hall)
On 7/8/2015

Members are invited to a Meet and Greet with Bass Pro founder John Morris in the Great Hall prior to a public lecture at 7 p.m. Separate registration required for the lecture.
Free, register online or by calling the Member Priority Line at 479.418.5728.
Member - Speaker Meet & Greet: John Morris (Great Hall)
On 7/8/2015

Crystal Bridges Members are invited to a Meet and Greet with Bass Pro founder John Morris in the Great Hall prior to a public lecture at 7 p.m. Separate registration required for the lecture.
Free, register online or by calling the Member Priority Line at 479.418.5728.
Great Hall
Bubkyball Poetry Lift Off (Museum)
On 7/9/2015

Houston Hughes continues his site-specific poetry series with invited poets.
Free, register online or by calling Guest Services at 479.657.2335.
Buckyball
Family Workshop: Pop Art Family Portraits (Great Hall)
On 7/10/2015

All families are unique. What is yours like? What kinds of activities do you do together? What kinds of traditions do you have? Express the nature of your family by creating a family portrait inspired by the portrait of Andy Warhol in the exhibition Warhol's Nature. With the help of an art instructor, you'll bring family photos and transform them into a Warholian masterpiece! All materials provided.
$10 (Free for Members), register online or by calling Guest Services at 479.657.2335.
Durand and Estes
Discover the Grounds: Light Bug Hunt (Skyspace)
On 7/11/2015

Join us for a dusk lightning-bug hunt and examination with University of Arkansas Entomologist Don Steinkraus at the Skyspace Meadow. Learn about the transformation of the ecosystem from day to night, and what secrets fireflies hold, besides their flickering lights. Steinkraus will train you in the art of catching fireflies and how to safely jar them for research and observation. As an added bonus, arrive early to hear a discussion of James Turrell’s Skyspace The Way of Color, led by a Museum Guide. Meet at the Skyspace, accessible via the paved Art Trail (includes a medium incline). Sponsored by The Coleman Company.
Free, register online or by calling Guest Services at 479.657.2335.
Skyspace Amphitheater
Saturday Session for Teachers: Expoloring Warhol's (Museum)
On 7/11/2015

Take a walk on the wild side in this professional development class for teachers! We’ll gather inspiration from Warhol’s Endangered Species series and act like animals while expressing ourselves creatively both in writing and art. Four hours of Professional Development credit available. Sponsored by Neff and Scarlett Basore.
$10, register online or by calling Guest Services at 479.657.2335,
Durand
Journaling Group: Warhol's Nature (Temporary Exhibition Gallery)
On 7/13/2015

Take cues from Andy Warhol in the exhibition Warhol’s Nature as you explore writing a children's story about animals.
Free, register online or by calling Guest Services at 479.657.2335.
Special Exhibition
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.
Guest Lecture for Teachers Series: Alice Bloch (Museum)
On 7/16/2015

St. Louis-based choreographer and renowned dance scholar Alice Bloch will lead classroom teachers through an easy template for using the developmental movement sequence, or “BrainDance,” and creative movement as integrative tools for social, conceptual, and academic learning. Research shows that movement and dance can enhance children’s creativity in problem solving, language development, self-regulation and social/emotional relationships. Three hours of Professional Development credit available. Sponsored by Neff and Scarlett Basore.
Free, register online or by calling Guest Services at 479.657.2335.
Bellows and Cassatt
Spotlight Lecture/Dance Performance: Alice Bloch (Great Hall)
On 7/17/2015

At the turn of the twentieth century, Isadora Duncan (1865-1927) revolutionized the art of dance as we know it. In this unique lecture and performance by St. Louis-based choreographer and renowned dance scholar Dr. Alice Bloch, you’ll learn about Duncan’s vision for modern movement that influenced the some of the world’s great visual artists, including August Rodin, Henri Matisse, John Sloan, and Harriet Frishmuth. This fascinating presentation explores the roots of Duncan’s modern technique, inspired by nature and the art of classical Greece. Bloch animates this story with dance performances that exemplify Duncan’s vision of the dancer as “the highest intelligence in the freest body,” which has led to the wealth of dance styles we enjoy today—from Martha Graham, to Merce Cunningham, to Trisha Brown. Bloch interweaves performances of Duncan’s heartfelt choreography with the dramatic story of her art, her life, and the tumultuous era that formed her, linking her work to the great currents of art, philosophy, and scientific discovery that created the modern world.

The evening will begin at 7:00 pm in the exhibition Warhol’s Nature with a performance of Duncan’s choreography “Water Study” in Warhol’s Silver Clouds installation. Afterward, follow Bloch to the Great Hall where her lecture will begin at 7:45 p.m.

Free with online registration
Great Hall and Gallery
Eleven's Riedel Comparative Glass Seminar (Great Hall)
On 7/19/2015

Sunday, July 19, 6 to 8 pm
Eleven’s Riedel Comparative Glass Seminar
For 11 generations, Riedel Glass has represented the high art of glassmaking, and as the first varietal specific glasses on the market, they are known for changing the perception of how you drink wine. See for yourself and join us for a Comparative Glass Seminar guided by Chris Hillan, a representative from Riedel Glass. As an added bonus, we will also be featuring food and wine from Eleven. You’ll take your glasses home with you, as well as a whole new outlook on wine.
$90 ($72 for Members), register online or by calling Guest Services at 479.657.2335.
Great Hall
Art Talk: Chief Curator Margi Conrad (Museum)
On 7/20/2015

Meet Director of Curatorial Affairs Margi Conrad in this detailed discussion of Georgia O'Keeffe and Jimson Weed/ White Flower No.1.
Free, no registration required.
Permanent Collection
Outdoor Film Festival: Ozarkumentaries (Museum)
On 7/22/2015

Seedling Film Association presents its third annual Ozarkumentaries series—short films made by Arkansas filmmakers about the Ozark region! After the film screening, join us for post-discussion with the local filmmakers. Sponsored by Demara Titzer and The Legacy Fayetteville Condominiums.
Free, register online or by calling Guest Services at 479.657.2335.
Walker Landing
Keynote Lecture: Conversation with Jamie Wyeth (Great Hall)
On 7/24/2015

Join Elliot Davis, Curator of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, in a conversation with artist Jamie Wyeth. Davis recently curated the retrospective of Wyeth at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Sponsored by Del Monte Foods.
$10 ($8 for Members), register online or by calling Guest Services at 479.657.2335.
Great Hall.
Member Preview: Jamie Wyeth (Temporary Exhibition Gallery)
From 7/24/2015 through 7/25/2015

Crystal Bridges Members are invited to a Members-only Preview of Jamie Wyeth.
Free, register online or by calling the Member Priority Line at 479.418.5728.
Live Arts: Utopia in four movements (Museum)
On 7/31/2015

Join us for this performance by filmmaker Sam Green and musician Dave Cerf, presenting Utopia in Four Movements. Throughout human history, people have had giddy dreams and fantastic notions about what the future would bring. Today the future has become more of a threat than a promise—a knot of intractable problems looming menacingly on the horizon. With a powerful sense of poetry, Utopia in Four Movements uses the collective experience of cinema to explore the battered state of the utopian impulse at the dawn of the twenty-first century.

In this “live documentary,” filmmaker Sam Green cues images and narrates in person while musician Dave Cerf performs the soundtrack. Green and Cerf sift through the history of the utopian impulse with the audience and search for insights about the way to build a vision of the future based on humankind’s noblest impulses.
Free, register online or by calling Guest Services at 479.657.2335.
Buckyball (In case of inclement weather, event will be moved to the Great Hall.)
Member - Speaker Meet & Greet: Eric Shiner (Great Hall)
On 8/5/2015

Crystal Bridges Members are invited to a Meet and Greet with Andy Warhol Museum Director Eric Shiner in the Great Hall prior to a public lecture at 7 p.m. Separate registration is required for the lecture.
Free, register online or by calling the Member Priority Line.
Great Hall
Spotlight Lecture: Eric Shiner: Andy Warhol (Great Hall)
On 8/5/2015

Eric Shiner, Director of The Andy Warhol Museum, will preset this lecture in conjunction with the temporary exhibition Warhol’s Nature. Throughout his lifetime, Warhol created a mythic identity that took him and his persona as an artist far away from his humble roots in Pittsburgh. By the end of his life, he had become one of the most famous people in the world through his carefully constructed appearance and his instantly recognizable Pop aesthetic. Warhol plugged into the overarching American culture with surgical precision, appropriating and rethinking images known to all. In doing so, he played with culture and took it, like himself, to a place far from its base roots.
Free, register online or by calling Guest Services at 479.657.2335.
Great Hall
Wednesday Night Series: Self Guided 101 (Museum)
On 8/5/2015

Want to bring your class to the Museum, but don’t know where to start? In this two-hour workshop, you will learn Crystal Bridges’ guidelines for self-guided tours and the dialogical model, and will practice facilitating a discussion with works of art. Museum educators will be available to help you pair curriculum themes and artworks so you can create a one-of-a-kind experience for your class. Two hours of Professional Development credit available. Sponsored by Neff and Scarlett Basore.
$10, register online or by calling Guest Services at 479.657.2335.
Albers
Discover the Grounds: Water Conservation (Museum)
On 8/8/2015

Water is an important feature of the Crystal Bridges experience. Join Museum educator Samantha Hutchison and Horticulturist Cody George as they explore the springs and creeks on the Museum grounds. Sponsored by The Coleman Company.
Free, register online or by calling Guest Services at 479.657.2335.
Crystal Spring Pond
Spotlight Lecture: Rachel Carson (Great Hall)
On 8/9/2015

Author William Souder will discuss the life story of author Rachel Carson and her influential book Silent Spring, which started the environmental movement in the late 1960s and sparked awareness of radioactive contamination. The book paved the way toward establishment of the Environmental Protection Agency, tighter controls on the use of chemicals, and other regulatory achievements. Carson was considered the nation’s pre-eminent nature writer, and her great themes included the biological forces that link all life through the ages, the interdependence of living organisms, and the continual cycling of nutrients and genetic material through species and over time. The presentation will include special opening remarks by Curator Chad Alligood on Andy Warhol's environmental activism.
Free, register online or by calling Guest Services at 479.657.2335.
Journaling Group: Wyeth's Realism (Temporary Exhibition Gallery)
On 8/10/2015

Find inspiration in the dramatic realism and psychological symbols represented in the paintings of Jamie Wyeth.
Free, register online or by calling Guest Services at 479.657.2335.
Special Exhibition
Architecture Series: Preserve Arkansas (Great Hall)
On 8/12/2015

This place matters! Learn about preserving Arkansas’s architectural and cultural heritage with Executive Director Vanessa Norton McKuin of the Historic Preservation Alliance of Arkansas. Sponsored by Chip and Susan Chambers.
$10 (Free for Members), register online or by calling Guest Services at 479.657.2335.
Great Hall
Live Arts: The 13 Most Beautiful (Great Hall)
On 8/14/2015

The Andy Warhol Museum presents 13 Most Beautiful…Songs for Andy Warhol's Screen Tests. The performance features a selection of Warhol's four-minute silent film portraits with commissioned accompaniment by Dean Wareham and Britta Phillips (formerly of Luna and Galaxie 500). Taking the form of a multi-media concert, the project has been consistently touring internationally since January, 2009. Tour highlights include the Allen Room at Lincoln Center, the Los Angeles Film Festival, Sydney Opera House, and Teatro Versace in Milan. The project was jointly commissioned by The Andy Warhol Museum and The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust for the 2008 Pittsburgh International Festival of Firsts.
$10 ($8 for Members), register online or by calling Guest Services at 479.657.2335.
Walker Landing
Photo Salon: Kat Wilson (Museum)
On 8/14/2015

Explore photography through Andy Warhol's experiments with the camera, guided by local artist Kat Wilson. Warhol documented much of his life in Polaroids which served as the basis for his portraits, silkscreen paintings, drawings, and prints. The black and white images provide a glimpse of the artist's obsessive recording of his life outside the studio, including his night life, travel, and activities on the street. This session explores his life outside the studio.
$10 (Free for Members), register online or by calling Guest Services at 479.657.2335.
Great Hall
Spotlight Lecture: From Elvis to the Furs (Great Hall)
On 8/14/2015

Often considered the icon of Pop Art and one of the most famous and influential American artists of the second half of the twentieth century, Andy Warhol naturally had several intersections and collaborations within the world of pop music. In this lecture, Ben Harrison, Curator of Performance at The Andy Warhol Museum, will highlight some of those relationships and collaborations with recording artists and bands to create a context for the development of the live music program at the Warhol Museum, as well as commissioned music and film projects produced by the museum in recent years, including 13 Most Beautiful ... Songs for Andy Warhol's Screen Tests and Exposed: Songs for Unseen Warhol Films.
Free, register online or by calling Guest Services at 479.657.2335.
Great Hall
Film: Annual Crystal Bridges Short Film Festival: (Great Hall)
On 8/19/2015

This year’s festival theme is inspired by the exhibition Warhol’s Nature, which will be on view at the Museum until October 5. View the judges’ choice of short films in four categories: artistic, animation, narrative, and documentary. A post-screening filmmaker discussion with the audience will follow the screenings. Sponsored by Demara Titzer and The Legacy Fayetteville Condominiums.
Free, register online or by calling Guest Services at 479.657.2335.
Walker Landing
Studio Series: Botanical Art and Illustration (Museum)
From 8/19/2015 through 9/23/2015

Botanical artist Kate Nessler will teach this introduction to botanical drawing and painting. Nessler will guide you through the basics of observing live flowers and plants, and instruct you in how to capture their beauty through drawing and painting techniques. Classes will include drawing and studying plants in the field as well as in the studios. All materials provided. Sponsored by Demara Titzer.
$200/6 classes ($160 for Members), register online or by calling Guest Services at 479.657.2335.
Estes
Spotlight Lecture: Andy Warhol's Love of Animals! (Great Hall)
On 8/21/2015

Michael McClure- writer for the Warhol Catalogue, on the Vanishing Animlas and Endangered Species Series. Free with online registration.
The Great Reveal: Andy Warhol Artist Books (Museum)
On 8/24/2015

Enjoy a selection of Andy Warhol’s artist books from the Crystal Bridges Library collection, including Andy Warhol’s Index (Book), 1967, as well as A Gold Book, 1957, and several other creative art books designed and signed by the famous Pop artist.
Free, register online or by calling Guest Services at 479.657.2335.
Bellows and Cassatt
Art by the Glass: Seven Deadly Sins (Museum)
On 8/28/2015

Through Jamie Wyeth's series, The Seven Deadly Sins, ponder the visual depiction of the Seven Deadly Sins in art over a glass of wine in this fun and social studio class! We'll talk briefly about the history of this iconography in art, Wyeth’s process and technique, and then combine watercolor and charcoal to create an artwork based on your favorite sin.., All the materials plus two glasses of wine provided. Sponsored by Demara Titzer.
$45 ($36 for members)
Estes
Discover the Grounds: Saving the Monarchs (Museum)
On 9/5/2015

Renowned ecologist Lincoln Brower has authored and coauthored more than 200 scientific papers on the monarch butterfly. Brower will discuss his 60-year study of monarchs and their conservation, followed by a guided monarch watch on the Museum’s grounds.
Free. Meet in the Bellows and Cassatt classrooms.
Di8scover the Grounds: Wood Artists and Demonstrat (Museum)
On 10/10/2015

Local artists will be demonstrating wood cutting and carving techniques. Participants will have an opportunity to make wood-art and try their hand at carving too!
Free. Meet at the Tulip Tree Shelter
Alison Nation