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Talk: Tracing Pablo Picasso's Evolution (Museum)
On 4/17/2014

Trace Pablo Picasso’s artistic evolution in a walking tour with Director of Education and Exhibitions Niki Stewart.
Exhibition: The Paley Collection (Museum)
From 4/17/2014 through 7/7/2014

Matisse, Cézanne, Picasso… experience a spectacular exhibition of the European masters of Modern art this spring and summer at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art. Selected from the private collection of the founder of CBS television, The William S. Paley Collection: A Taste for Modernism was organized by the Museum of Modern Art in New York. Crystal Bridges is the only venue in the central United States to host the exhibition, and will be the last stop on the collection’s tour before the works return to MoMA. On view through July 7.
Family Workshop: Paper-Making (Museum)
On 4/18/2014

Come together on a Friday night to create art with your family! These hand-made papers are great for creating a loving greeting card, a decorative ornament, or even planting in your home garden when we add flower seeds to the mix!
Film: Paris the Luminous Years (Museum)
On 4/18/2014

Paris the Luminous Years tells the story of modern art from an unprecedented point of view—Paris as active protagonist, catalyst, and midwife to modernity.
Figure Drawing (Museum)
From 4/21/2014 through 12/15/2014

Join us on the first and third Mondays 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 afternoon drawing with others at the Museum.
Film + Artist Talk: Bo Bartlett and his film "SEE" (Museum)
On 4/25/2014

Meet the artist Bo Bartlett at a special screening of his film, SEE: An Art Road Trip, followed by a post-discussion with the artist and his wife, Betsy Eby. Bartlett will discuss the making of the film and share his working process on large-scale paintings, such as Lobster Wars in Crystal Bridges’ collection.
Art Night Out: Inner World (Museum)
On 4/26/2014

Inner World is an Earth Day-inspired event, taking you on a late-night journey into the magical world of nature’s organic spontaneity with the collaborative spirit of the human masses.
Artosphere Panel Discussion: Translating Earth (Museum)
On 4/30/2014

Artosphere Panel Discussion: Translating Earth
Crystal Bridges exhibiting artist Robyn Horn, known for her large-scale abstract wood sculptures, joins a panel discussion with the Walton Art Center’s Artosphere artists—Sean Bitter, Laura Moriarty, and Joan Hall—to explore themes of the Artosphere Festival exhibition: Translating Earth, Transforming Sea. The artists will share about their artwork, and discuss creating sculptural transformations inspired by metamorphic processes observed in the earth and sea. The panel will be moderated by Artosphere curator Andrea Packard (Gallery Director of Swarthmore College). The Artosophere exhibition opens at the Walton Art Center on Thursday, May 1. To learn more visit: www.waltonartcenter.org.
Adult: Mass Yoga May 3 (Museum)
On 5/3/2014

Yoga takes over the Museum: a peaceful setting with views of the ponds and forest. Yoga Story’s Cindee Joslin leads this uplifting group experience uniting the power of art with the beauty of the nature.
Saturday Art Class: Artists at the Beach (5-8) (Museum)
On 5/3/2014

Children ages 5 to 12 will learn about the artists in Crystal Bridges’ collection while making art inspired by their work. We will discover a new artist each week by exploring the galleries and working with a variety of art supplies in the studio.
Saturday Art Class: Artists at the Beach (9-12) (Museum)
On 5/3/2014

Children ages 5 to 12 will learn about the artists in Crystal Bridges’ collection while making art inspired by their work. We will discover a new artist each week by exploring the galleries and working with a variety of art supplies in the studio.
Adult: Yoga and Art (Museum)
From 5/3/2014 through 8/9/2014

Yoga takes over the Museum: a peaceful setting with views of the ponds and forest. Yoga Story’s Cindee Joslin leads this uplifting group experience uniting the power of art with the beauty of the nature.
Adult | The Great Reveal: Prang's Album Cards (Museum)
On 5/5/2014

Explore the world of Boston lithographer Louis Prang (1824 –1909). Known as the “father of the Christmas card,” Prang produced many card albums, or “scrap” albums of themed color cards that were collected, traded, and assembled in albums.
Pre-Lecture Book Reading | The Nature Principle (Museum)
On 5/7/2014

In preparation for Richard Louv’s upcoming lecture on Friday, May 9, join Crystal Bridges librarian Suzanne Osbourne as she leads a discussion of the transformative possibilities of the natural world as suggested in Richard Louv’s book, The Nature Principle. Topics covered will generate a lively group discussion around questions such as: How can we boost our own creativity and mental awareness by living in nature? How might our communities and economies grow when in sync with nature? In what ways can we balance our twenty-first-century virtual experiences with the natural world? Come join us in the Museum Library whether you have read the book or not!
Tulsa Opera Performs The Great Gatsby (Museum)
On 5/7/2014

F. Scott Fitzgerald’s story of love and illusion comes to life once more in yearningly impressionistic tones and original songs in popular 1920’s style by composer John Harbison. This new adaptation of the celebrated 2000 Metropolitan Opera premiere features the Tulsa Opera Studio Artists and guests in an evocative chamber production conceived by Tulsa Opera Artistic Director Kostis Protopapas and directed by Elise Sandell.
www.tulsaopera.com
AfterSchoolArtClass:Mixed-MediaCollage-making(5-8) (Museum)
On 5/8/2014

Children ages 5-12 will have fun discovering works of art in the Museum galleries and exploring the world around them through mixed-media with our engaging art instructors! We will play and create with a wide arrange of art supplies such as recyclable materials, paint, boxes, and much more. Concurrent classes are offered for two age groups (5 to 8 and 9 to 12). Cost includes three consecutive Thursdays.
AfterschoolArtClass:Mixed-MediaCollage-making:9-12 (Museum)
On 5/8/2014

Children ages 5-12 will have fun discovering works of art in the Museum galleries and exploring the world around them through mixed-media with our engaging art instructors! We will play and create with a wide arrange of art supplies such as recyclable materials, paint, boxes, and much more. Concurrent classes are offered for two age groups (5 to 8 and 9 to 12). Cost includes three consecutive Thursdays.
KeynoteLecture:RichardLouv on The Nature Principle (Museum)
On 5/9/2014

World-renowned author and Kansas City native, Richard Louv talks about his latest book, The Nature Principle: Human Restoration and the End of Nature-Deficit Disorder, which offers a new vision of the future in which our lives are as immersed in nature as they are in technology. He will also discuss his earlier book, Last Child in the Woods: Saving Our Children From Nature-Deficit Disorder, which has stimulated an international conversation about the relationship between children and nature. Louv is the founding chairman of the Children & Nature Network at www.childrenandnature.org, an organization helping build the movement to connect today's children and future generations to the natural world.
Member - Speaker Meet & Greet: Richard Louv (Museum)
On 5/9/2014

Museum Members are invited to join us for a half-hour Members-only meet-and-greet with guest speaker Richard Louv. Light refreshments will be served. Free for Members. Limited capacity,
Discover the Grounds!: An Ozark Tropical Garden (Museum)
On 5/10/2014

Go off-roading into the “tropical” bush of Crystal Bridges, and find out how an Ozark hardwood forest can transform into a tropical garden. Horticulturist Cody George explores his favorite Ozark “Tropical” plants: from the Royal Fern to the Bigleaf Magnolia. Learn how you can create an Ozark tropical garden in your landscape using native plants. The talk will be followed by a guided trail tour around the Museum grounds. Meet at the Tulip Tree Shelter off the Tulip Tree Trail. The guided tour will include a moderate incline and numerous steps.
Saturday Sessions: Teacher PD (Museum)
On 5/10/2014

Our Saturday Sessions occur in the spring and fall and are geared toward K-12 teachers in any teaching discipline. Sessions are Saturday mornings from 9 a.m. to noon and include facilitated discussions about works from our permanent collection or traveling exhibitions, as well as discussions on how artworks can be used in classroom teaching. Some sessions also include a hands-on art-making component. The $10 registration fee includes light refreshments, materials for hands-on art activity (when applicable), and teaching resources.
Lecture:Mother Goes to the Movies:Women, Art &Film (Museum)
On 5/11/2014

Tyson Scholar Lecture by Katherine Manthorne
Everyone flocked to the movies from the first moment they were projected onto the screen in the 1890s. But for women they had special importance. Movie theaters became places they could go out alone in public; fan magazines revealed new lifestyles, and stars like Pearl White, Mary Pickford, and Greta Garbo empowered them. Artists from Edward Hopper to Florine Stettheimer responded to movies as part of the spectacle of modern life. In this lecture we watch clips from early movies, look at paintings from the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, and discover what happens when Mother Goes to the Movies!
Journaling Group | Concerning the Spiritual in Art (Museum)
From 5/12/2014 through 7/7/2014

Spend the summer freeing your voice from traditional bonds through the inspirational writings of Wassily Kandinsky—known as the father of abstract art. Based on Kandinsky’s book, Concerning the Spiritual in Art, express your own personal thoughts in writing about the modern art masters in The William S. Paley Collection and the Museum’s permanent collection. Each class will be guided by Senior Museum Educator Sara Segerlin, who will guide the group through Kandinsky’s provocative ideas on color, the natural spirit of art, and his analyses of Picasso, Matisse, and earlier masters. Please bring paper and pencil for writing in the galleries.
Film+Dance:TreyMcIntyreProjectFilm + SpUrbanRoyale (Museum)
On 5/14/2014

Celebrate dance and nature and explore how our footprints affect it all. Begin the evening in the Great Hall for a viewing of The Sun Road, a film by Trey McIntyre commissioned to honor Glacier National Park in Montana. TMP company members will offer insight on the film experience and creative process through a post-screening discussion. Then, move to Walker Landing for a “SpUrban Royale”—spontaneous + urban group movement! TMP dancers will guide the entire group in spontaneous dancing to unify our connection to each other and Mother Nature. Special thanks to the Walton Art Center for bringing TMP to the Museum.
Preschool Art Class: Night and Day (Museum)
On 5/14/2014

For ages 3 to 5 with an adult. Parents or caregivers participate with their preschoolers in gallery conversations and art-making activities each week to discover the beauty of the vibrant sun and twinkling stars. Session includes three consecutive Wednesday classes.
Adult: Boundless | Evening Book Discussion (Museum)
From 5/14/2014 through 11/12/2014

Guests may order a glass of wine from Eleven and bring it with you to Boundless, Crystal Bridges’ evening book discussion group that selects literary stories pushing the boundaries on our view of popular culture, current trends, and our diverse individual interests.
Photo Salon:Trail Synergy with Jeremy McGraw (Museum)
On 5/16/2014

Join Global Image Creation photographer Jeremy McGraw for a creative evening of outdoor photography at Crystal Bridges. Participants will be paired with fellow photographers and tasked with exploring creative photography using one another as models as you explore the Museum grounds. Several themed stations with studio lighting and colorful props will be set up along the trails during this fun Photo Salon. Dress for photos! Tripods are recommended. To learn more about photographer Jeremy McGraw, visit www.GlobalImageCreation.com.
Adult Workshop: Eco Art (Museum)
On 5/18/2014

Don’t miss this opportunity to learn about Eco Art and how it connects the power and beauty of art and nature. Nichole Howard, local artist and Adjunct Instructor at University of Arkansas, Fort Smith, will lead you outdoors to the Rock Ledge Shelter and facilitate in the creation of on-site temporal art sculptures. This unique experience will take place rain or shine. Ponchos and materials provided. To earn more about instructor Nichole Howard, visit http://www.nicholeannettehoward.com/.
Architecture Speaker Series | Rethinking Wright (Museum)
On 5/21/2014

Each month, join us in the discovery of regional architecture with this new speaker series that explores the work of Frank Lloyd Wright, museum architect Moshe Safdie, and connections between their work. For our opening night, Santiago Pérez, University of Arkansas Fay Jones School of Architecture Assistant Professor and 21st Century Chair, will discuss the styles of Wright and Safdie in conjunction with emerging new designs for the twenty-first century.
WOW (Great Hall)
From 5/21/2014 through 12/17/2014

WOW | Wednesday Over Water
Please join Culinary Director Case Dighero as he welcomes current resident Tyson Scholar Katherine Manthorne for an evening of discussion regarding the William S. Paley Exhibition, cinematic connections to art, and the history of movie house concessions. Absinthe, movie nosh, and whimsy are ALL on the menu at this month’s Wednesday Over Water…see you there! Open to guests ages 21 and above. Sponsored by Premier Dermatology.


Art Book Club: Experiencing Architecture (Museum)
On 6/4/2014

Experiencing Architecture by Steen Eiler Rasmussen
How do architects perceive their surroundings and transform them into three-dimensional design-based ideas for worldwide appeal? How does architecture invite us to see the world and our environment interpreted via those individuals who create and construct? From Frank Lloyd Wright’s Falling Water to the Trevi Fountain in Rome, join Crystal Bridges Librarian Elizabeth Bradshaw to discuss Experiencing Architecture.
Intro to Art: Natural History in Contemporary Art (Museum)
On 6/4/2014

Connect with contemporary artists through the exploration of natural history in this three-part series presented by University of Arkansas’s leading expert on contemporary art, Associate Professor Alissa Walls. Join Professor Walls in examination of present day artists using the visual traditions of natural history. Observe the connections between artists of different time periods in Crystal Bridges’ collection, from early American artists of the Hudson River School to current artists such as Walton Ford, Roxy Paine, and Ursula Von Rydingsvard, and relate these artists’ works to current global trends. This series provides an excellent foundation into one of the central themes of the upcoming State of the Art exhibition.
Studio Studies Series: Pastels (Museum)
On 6/4/2014

Are you new to the art of pastels? Join this series to discover the immediacy and color richness of pastels with artist Charles Peer. Over the course of six weeks, spend time in the studios and en plein air to capture the beauty of the Museum’s grounds. Be sure to bring your enthusiasm, curiosity, and your favorite landscape photographs to the series. All materials are provided.
First Friday Concert: The Quality of Luminescence (Museum)
On 6/6/2014

Enjoy this special presentation of KUAF’s Chamber Music Series in Crystal Bridges’ Great Hall. The concert will celebrate post-war modern musicians combined with images of artworks found in the temporary exhibition The William S. Paley Collection: A Taste for Modernism.
Member-SpeakerMeet&Greet:Ursula von Rydingsvard (Museum)
On 6/8/2014

Museum Members are invited to join us for a half-hour Members-only meet-and-greet with guest artist Ursula Von Rydingsvard. Light refreshments will be served. Free for Members. Limited capacity.
Spotlight Lecture: Ursula Von Rydingsvard (Museum)
On 6/8/2014

Meet renowned sculptor Ursula Von Rydingsvard and hear the story behind Unraveling, her sculpture in the Crystal Bridges collection, as well as an overview of her signature abstract wood sculptures. Von Rydingsvard will discuss her unique art-making process using cedar beams that she and her studio assistants painstakingly cut and assemble, finishing them by rubbing powdered graphite into the work's textured surfaces.
Family Workshop: Cubist Guitars (Museum)
On 6/13/2014

Come together on a Friday night to create art with your family! Guitars are known for their beautiful tunes, but what about their striking shapes? Cubist painters couldn’t get enough of the guitar’s classic curves. Have fun constructing a guitar collage that is as lively and playful as the tunes you’ll hear in the studio. All materials are provided.
Photo Salon: Fashion Shoot with Victor Chalfant (Museum)
On 6/13/2014

Join Crystal Bridges’ Photo Salon to explore the Museum’s stunning architecture and landscape in a fashion shoot led by fashion photographer Victor Chalfant.
Art Talk: Onsite at the Bachnam Wilson House (Museum)
On 6/14/2014

Take a walk through the construction site for the Frank Lloyd Wright Bachman Wilson House, guided by Director of Facilities and Grounds Scott Eccleston. The group will meet at the south lobby, and venture to the construction site via the Crystal Spring Trail, which features a medium incline and steps on a natural surface trail.
Discover the Grounds: The Butterfly Whisperer (Museum)
On 6/14/2014

Arkansas “Butterfly Lady,” Lori Spencer, has written several books on butterflies, including the recently published 2nd edition of the field guide Arkansas Butterflies and Moths. Crystal Bridges has created a butterfly sanctuary in the Skyspace Wildflower Meadow, which comes alive with a variety of butterflies and other insects every June. Spencer will discuss the preservation of native butterfly species and how to decipher the differences between butterflies and moths. Afterward, go on an interactive “butterfly spotting” tour with Spencer and trail guides. Meet at the Skyspace, accessible via the paved Art Trail, which includes a medium incline. Free with online registration.
Summer Camps | June Drawing (10-12) (Museum)
On 6/16/2014

Discover drawing while working from the Museum’s collection, trails, and your imagination. You’ll draw inside and outside and explore both wet and dry media while creating a series of original works of art using ink, pastels, pencils, charcoal, and much more! Plus, you’ll add to your artist sketchbook each day!
Concurrent camps are offered for two age groups (6 to 9 and 10 to 12). All materials, as well as healthy and nut-free snacks are included in camp fee.
Summer Camps | June Drawing (6-9) (Museum)
On 6/16/2014

Discover drawing while working from the Museum’s collection, trails, and your imagination. You’ll draw inside and outside and explore both wet and dry media while creating a series of original works of art using ink, pastels, pencils, charcoal, and much more! Plus, you’ll add to your artist sketchbook each day!
Concurrent camps are offered for two age groups (6 to 9 and 10 to 12). All materials, as well as healthy and nut-free snacks are included in camp fee.
Summer Camps | June Painting (10-12) (Museum)
On 6/16/2014

Have fun with watercolors and acrylics to paint landscapes, imaginary worlds, creatures, and more! We’ll travel through time in Crystal Bridges’ galleries and capture what we see both in the studios and en plein air (“in the open air”). Learn about color mixing, texture, composition, and more with masterworks from the Museum’s collection.
Concurrent camps are offered for two age groups (6 to 9 and 10 to 12). All materials, as well as healthy and nut-free snacks, are included in camp fee.
Summer Camps | June Painting (6-9) (Museum)
On 6/16/2014

Have fun with watercolors and acrylics to paint landscapes, imaginary worlds, creatures, and more! We’ll travel through time in Crystal Bridges’ galleries and capture what we see both in the studios and en plein air (“in the open air”). Learn about color mixing, texture, composition, and more with masterworks from the Museum’s collection.
Concurrent camps are offered for two age groups (6 to 9 and 10 to 12). All materials, as well as healthy and nut-free snacks, are included in camp fee.
ArchitectureSpeakerSeries:Mr.Wright Meet Mr.Safdie (Museum)
On 6/18/2014

Sharon Tarantino of Tarantino Studio will discuss the 10-year restoration project of the Bachman Wilson House she and her husband and colleague, Lawrence Tarantino, undertook. The presentation will include historical information about the construction of the house and the original home owner who purchased Wright’s Usonian design. She’ll also discuss the process of disassembling the house in preparation for the move to Crystal Bridges, and the continued preservation of Wright’s architectural masterpieces.
Yoga and Art: Sunrise Solstice (Museum)
On 6/21/2014

Celebrate the Summer Solstice on the Museum’s South Lawn with one of three invigorating yoga sessions presented by Soul Yoga Lounge. Participants should bring their own yoga mat and dress appropriately. For the before-Museum-hours yoga offering, please enter through the south lobby.
Architecture Speaker Series | Road Tripping (Museum)
On 7/2/2014

Timothy Hursley is one of the foremost architectural photographers in America. His portfolio includes images of buildings by Frank Gehry, Moshe Safdie, and I.M. Pei. These photos aim to understand and render visible the architect’s intent: the play of light on a cornice, the shadows of a sunset on a facade. Yet if Hursley’s work is subtle, it’s also essential. For many people, the only way they will ever view some of these architectural wonders—most of which are scattered far apart across America and the world—is in a Tim Hursley photo. In other words, when you look at a piece of art by one of America’s famed architects, you are often, unknowingly, also looking at a work of art by Timothy Hursley. Following the presentation, Hursely will be available to sign copies of his book, Rural Studio: Samuel Mockbee and an Architecture of Decency (with text by Andrea Oppenheimer Dean), which will be available for purchase from the Museum Store.
Exhibition: The Paley Collection-Member Last Look (Museum)
On 7/7/2014

Matisse, Cézanne, Picasso… experience a spectacular exhibition of the European masters of Modern art this spring and summer at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art. Selected from the private collection of the founder of CBS television, The William S. Paley Collection: A Taste for Modernism was organized by the Museum of Modern Art in New York. Crystal Bridges is the only venue in the central United States to host the exhibition, and will be the last stop on the collection’s tour before the works return to MoMA. On view through July 7.
Summer Camps | Art & Nature (10-12) (Museum)
On 7/7/2014

Enjoy the outdoors with this nature-loving camp. Be sure to wear your walking shoes and sunscreen for this journey through Crystal Bridges’ galleries and trails to explore the Museum grounds and find nature-inspired art. Concurrent camps are offered for two age groups (6 to 9 and 10 to 12). Healthy and nut-free snacks, along with materials, are included in camp fee.
Summer Camps | Art & Nature (6-9) (Museum)
On 7/7/2014

Enjoy the outdoors with this nature-loving camp. Be sure to wear your walking shoes and sunscreen for this journey through Crystal Bridges’ galleries and trails to explore the Museum grounds and find nature-inspired art. Concurrent camps are offered for two age groups (6 to 9 and 10 to 12). Healthy and nut-free snacks, along with materials, are included in camp fee.
Summer Camps | Mixed-Media Madness (10-12) (Museum)
On 7/7/2014

Do you love all types of art? Then this camp is for you! You will dabble, build, experiment, and play with a range of fun art supplies such as fiber, recyclable materials, paint sticks, ink, and more!
Concurrent camps are offered for two age groups (6 to 9 and 10 to 12). Healthy and nut-free snacks, along with materials, are included in camp fee.
Summer Camps | Mixed-Media Madness (6-9) (Museum)
On 7/7/2014

Do you love all types of art? Then this camp is for you! You will dabble, build, experiment, and play with a range of fun art supplies such as fiber, recyclable materials, paint sticks, ink, and more!
Concurrent camps are offered for two age groups (6 to 9 and 10 to 12). Healthy and nut-free snacks, along with materials, are included in camp fee.
TheGreatReveal:Rare Books on Architectural Design (Museum)
On 7/7/2014

What styles of architecture and ornamental detail did nineteenth-century Americans appreciate? Explore some of the first American architectural color-plate books with Library Director Catherine Petersen. Discover the exterior and interior architectural design trends of historical periods as well as popular residential styles. From elaborate perspective drawings of American revival styles to detailed renderings and color-plates of various house paint combinations, you will enjoy learning about the architectural styles of our forefathers.
Art Out Loud | Freedom in Verse (Museum)
On 7/9/2014

Come celebrate America’s rich history of verse and performance by experiencing it up close and in person! World Poetry Slam finalist Houston Hughes will speak on the use of poetry as an expression of freedom and American identity. Assisting him will be a number of local poets, who will perform historical American verses indicative of this theme. The talk with conclude with a live, audience-judged poetry competition featuring local poets performing their own works on the topics of identity, freedom, and diversity in America.
Keynote Lecture: Jeff Koons (Museum)
On 7/11/2014

Meet internationally recognized artist Jeff Koons, who will discuss his well-known public works such as the large-scale floral installation Puppy. His ironically monumental reimaginings of banal subjects such as inflatable toys and kitschy photos and his appropriations of commercial imagery have been exhibited worldwide. Koons’s stainless steel sculpture Hanging Heart is currently on view in the Museum’s restaurant, Eleven. A book signing by the artist will follow the lecture from 8-9 p.m. Sponsored by Del Monte Foods, Inc.
Discover the Grounds: The Sun’s Ecosystem (Museum)
On 7/12/2014

Explore the daytime ecosystem of the Skyspace Wildflower Meadow that is filled with sunlight, native wildflowers, and fascinating insects. Horticulturist Cody George will showcase wildflower selections that support a healthy ecology suited for heavy sunlight in the summer heat. Afterward, explore the meadow to uncover the secrets of the ecosystem in a guided trail tour and pick a few flowers to make sun prints facilitated by studio educator Lori Lincks. Meet at the Skyspace, accessible via the paved Art Trail which includes a medium incline.
DiscovertheGrounds:NightSpecial:Lightning Bug Hunt (Museum)
On 7/12/2014

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, other than just their flickering lights. Steinkraus will train you on 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 The Way of Color led by a Museum Guide. Meet at the Skyspace, accessible via the paved Art Trail which includes a medium incline.
Summer Camps | July Drawing (10-12) (Museum)
On 7/14/2014

Can’t get enough of drawing? No need to worry, there’s more! Continue or begin your summer camp experience with drawing in the studios and outdoors. In case you filled up your sketchbook with your amazing drawings, there will be a new sketchbook waiting for you in the studios. June Drawing camp is not required for the July offering. Concurrent camps are offered for two age groups (6 to 9 and 10 to 12). Healthy and nut-free snacks, along with materials, are included in camp fee.
Summer Camps | July Drawing (6-9) (Museum)
On 7/14/2014

Can’t get enough of drawing? No need to worry, there’s more! Continue or begin your summer camp experience with drawing in the studios and outdoors. In case you filled up your sketchbook with your amazing drawings, there will be a new sketchbook waiting for you in the studios. June Drawing camp is not required for the July offering. Concurrent camps are offered for two age groups (6 to 9 and 10 to 12). Healthy and nut-free snacks, along with materials, are included in camp fee.
Summer Camps | July Painting (10-12) (Museum)
On 7/14/2014

Can’t get enough of painting? No need to worry, there’s more! Continue or begin your summer camp experience with painting in the studios and outdoors. June Painting Camp is not required for the July offering. Concurrent camps are offered for two age groups (6 to 9 and 10 to 12). Healthy and nut-free snacks, along with materials, are included in camp fee.
Summer Camps | July Painting (6-9) (Museum)
On 7/14/2014

Can’t get enough of painting? No need to worry, there’s more! Continue or begin your summer camp experience with painting in the studios and outdoors. June Painting Camp is not required for the July offering. Concurrent camps are offered for two age groups (6 to 9 and 10 to 12). Healthy and nut-free snacks, along with materials, are included in camp fee.
Summer Drama Camp: Creature Feature (6-9) (Museum)
On 7/14/2014

For ages 6 to 9. Learn how to move, sound, and behave like a creature with the talented Trike Theatre. Travel through the galleries and grounds to find the creatures that you will animate through tableau storytelling. Drama Campers will set the stage with a culminating show-and-share on Friday. Healthy and nut-free snacks, along with materials, are included in camp fee.
SummerDramaCamp:American Masterwork Theatre(10-12) (Museum)
On 7/14/2014

For ages 10 to 12. Do you love a good story? Learn how to make a story come to life with Trike Theatre. Explore our permanent collection to find characters and action to set the stage for dramatic stories. Drama Campers will present a culminating show-and-share on Friday.
Healthy and nut-free snacks, along with materials, are included in camp fee.
Concert | Unplugged: 3 Penny Acre (Museum)
On 7/18/2014

Unplugged Concert | 3 Penny Acre on the Art of Song-Writing
3 Penny Acre will present a special concert that explores the art of song-writing with the audience, and include performances by Still on The Hill.
Weekend Workshop: Poetry: Page to Stage (Museum)
On 7/26/2014

Modern spoken-word poetry is uniquely American in its roots; born in Chicago, it has now spread across the world. This two-day workshop, led by World Poetry Slam finalist Houston Hughes along with special guests Doug Shields and Jeremy Sparkman, will begin with a brief introduction to the history and form of American spoken-word poetry. Next, you will focus on the task of creating and critiquing original work. By the end of the workshop, every participant will have created at least one spoken-word poem of their own, ready to perform.
Open Mic Night | Freedom of Speech (Museum)
On 7/30/2014

Come out to Walker Landing and take the stage to show off your singing, musicianship, poetry, or whatever talent you have that speaks to the theme of Freedom. The night will be hosted by World Poetry Slam finalist Houston Hughes, assisted by musician John Henry. Sign-up is open to the public, with special preference given to those who participated in the Page to Stage poetry workshop the previous weekend. To sign up, please fill out an online application to be added to the lineup. There will also be open slots available for walk-ins.
Art Book Club: Hugh Howard (Museum)
On 8/6/2014

The Painter's Chair: George Washington and the Making of American Art by Hugh Howard
George Washington is not well known as one of America’s first art patrons—so how did one man succeed in leading a revolution, subsequently building a nation from thirteen colonies, and assist in establishing American art as well? Howard’s novel has been described as “an eloquent new look at the beginnings of the American republic through the portraits of its first icon, George Washington, and the painters who defined him.” Join Crystal Bridges Librarian Elizabeth Bradshaw and Willow Fitzgibbon, Manager of Adult Services at Fayetteville Public Library, to learn what Charles Willson Peale, John Trumbull, Benjamin West, and Gilbert Stuart saw in Washington as a subject and as an individual.
Studio Studies Series: Plein Air Oil Painting (Museum)
On 8/6/2014

If you are a lover of art and the outdoors, then you’re sure to enjoy this oil painting series. John P. Lasater IV will guide you with simple steps to create compelling, playful, and beautiful artwork inspired by Crystal Bridges’ grounds. You will walk away with confidence and new skills to help you become the artist you aspire to be.
Family Workshop: Letter Art (Museum)
On 8/8/2014

Come together on a Friday night to create art with your family! Choose your family’s name or initials to make paintings as unique as your family. Have fun with acrylics, paint sticks, and much more. All materials are provided.
Outdoor Film Festival: Ozarkumentaries (Museum)
On 8/8/2014

Seedling Film Association is proud to collaborate with Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art to present Ozarkumentries—short films made by Arkansas Filmmakers about the Ozarks and it’s unique stories of people and places! After the film screening, join us for post-discussion with the local filmmakers. Films to be announced soon!
Free with online registration.
Discover the Grounds: Rocks! (Museum)
On 8/9/2014

Join University of Arkansas Professor Emeritus of Geosciences, Dr. Van Brahana, in a fascinating discussion exploring the layers of sedimentary rock visible on Crystal Bridges’ Rock Ledge Trail and how these rocks give a historical account of the Museum’s landscape. Be inspired by the varying geography and join Senior Museum Educator Sara Segerlin in making your own sand artwork to take home as a souvenir! Meet at the Rock Ledge Shelter off of the Rock Ledge Trail. The Rock Ledge Trail is a moderate hike on a natural surface, with many steps.
Art by the Glass: Gelli Art (Museum)
On 8/15/2014

Are you up on the latest craze in art? Gelli-arts are a new and refreshing take on printmaking. Enjoy wine, cheese, and great conversation while having fun creating playful and expressive prints. Open to guests ages 21 and up. The registration fee includes two glasses of wine.
Adult Workshop: Pet Portraits (Museum)
On 8/17/2014

Capture your favorite pet through art! Whether your pet is spunky, playful, or cuddly, Amy Eichler will show you how to capture his or her irresistible personality on canvas. Please bring photographs of your pet to the workshop. All materials are provided.
Architecture Speaker Series | The Museum as Home (Museum)
On 8/20/2014

Ethel Goodstein-Murphree, Interim Dean of the Fay Jones School of Architecture at the University of Arkansas, presents an overview of homes represented at museums. She’ll offer perspectives on how a home can be transformed into a museum, such as the Philbrook Museum of Art, has well as how a home can be presented as an art form on a museum campus, such as the Bachman Wilson House, recently acquired by Crystal Bridges.
ShortFilmFestival:UnitingthePower ofArt andNature (Museum)
On 8/22/2014

Join us for the first Crystal Bridges Film Festival! View the judges’ top choices and meet the filmmakers in four categories: Artistic, Animation, Narrative, and Documentary. A cash wine and beer bar will be available.
Discover the Grounds: The Botanical Drawing Craze (Museum)
On 9/13/2014

The New York Times declares a new revolution in the tradition of botanical studies, saying “the fascination with natural history dioramas among young artists today is not necessarily just another ironic extension of the catch-all category of installation art. Science is a universal language in our newly global society, catering to art's growing global purview. Science geeks are the new avatars. Artists emulate them.” Join us for a unique Discover the Grounds beginning with Horticulturist Cody George inside the Museum to explore the visual wonders of botany created by contemporary artists in the State of the Art exhibition, followed by an outdoor botanical drawing session with Museum Educator Lori Lincks.
Discover the Grounds at Night: Owl Spotting Tour (Museum)
On 10/11/2014

Have you ever gone owl spotting? Join us for the evening finale of the Discover the Grounds outdoor season to explore the dusk-lit pine forest for hidden owls. For this evening tour, bring your binoculars and follow Bob Ross, an expert owl spotter. Ross will teach bird spotting techniques and proper animal observation etiquette while moving swiftly and quietly through the forest. Afterward, join us in Eleven’s bar for a “night owl” happy hour from 8 to 9 pm Meet at the Pine Forest entrance across from the Roxy Paine sculpture, Yield. (Also, if you are just crazy about owls, be sure to attend our morning session with a special live bird viewing.)
Discover the Grounds: Eye of the Owl (Museum)
On 10/11/2014

Come face-to-face with live owls in a special presentation featuring live birds of prey that inhabit the woodlands of Crystal Bridges. Lynn Sciumbato of Morning Star Wildlife Rehabilitation Center will introduce us to several of her rehabilitation birds, discussing personality traits, flight patterns, and the role these predators play in the ecosystem. Meet near the Pine Forest along the Orchard Trail. (Also, if you are just crazy about owls, be sure to attend our evening “Owl Spotting Tour” with expert owl spotter, Bob Ross.)