When the exhibition closes in three days and you still haven’t seen it 😳 This is your LAST CALL 📣 to see “Crystal Bridges at 10,” an exhibition celebrating our collection and the local community one decade into the museum039;s lifetime! Closing this Monday, September 27, #CrystalBridgesAt10 features 130+ artworks and 10 immersive art experiences, presenting crowd favorites in new ways, showcasing works never before on view at the museum, and lifting up artist voices. See you there this weekend! 👋 📷 @ironsidephoto 🎨 Anne Lemanski (@anne.lemanski) “Tigris T-1,” 2018. Copper rod, archival print on paper, artificial sinew, epoxy, and plastic. 64 × 61 × 30 in. Gift of Fleur S. Bresler.
How would you describe #northforestlights in 5 emojis? 🌟💫✨🌙⭐️ Here’s 5 more, one for each immersive light and sound installation featured in this enchanted walk through the woods: 💖 The Hearth 💭 Memory of Water 🔮 Crystal Grove 🎙️ Whispering Tree 🌲 Forest Frequencies Experience it for yourself every Wednesday through Sunday evening this year. 🤩 Just grab your tickets in advance at the link in our bio.
🌕 As the full moon rises on the late #almathomas’s birthday, join us in taking a close look at “Lunar Rendezvous—Circle of Flowers,” currently on view in our Contemporary Art Gallery. 👀 This painting may appear to be a strictly abstract composition, but it’s actually rooted directly in Alma Thomas’s surroundings and a particular moment in history. By arranging rhythmic brushstrokes in a circle, she responded to the first image of Earth taken from the moon in 1969. Thinking about her love of gardening, Thomas created this painting by arranging the color into mosaic-like patterns, imagining what one of her favorite gardens might look like from the new vantage point of space. 🚀 🎨 Alma Thomas, “Lunar Rendezvous,” 1969. Acrylic on canvas. 50 × 48 in.
You have less than ONE WEEK to channel your inner “Lantern Bearer” in #CrystalBridgesAt10. 💔 Featuring 130+ artworks and 10 distinct art experiences, “Crystal Bridges at 10” celebrates our collection and the local community one decade into the museum’s lifetime, presenting crowd favorites in new ways, showcasing works never before on view, and uplifting artist’s voices... and it closes this Monday, September 27! Stop by this week or weekend for your last chance to celebrate 10 years of Crystal Bridges through 10 immersive experiences. ✨ 📷 @ironsidephoto 🎨 Maxfield Parrish, “The Lantern Bearers,” 1908. Oil on canvas mounted on board. 40 × 32 in. Photography by Dwight Primiano.
Chihuly, inside and out ✨ We’re wishing a very happy 80th birthday to renowned sculptor Dale Chihuly, born #onthisday in 1941. 🎈 Part of our mission is to provide a setting that combines the power of art with the beauty of nature, and Chihuly is a masterful artist who does exactly that. After the traveling exhibition “Chihuly: In the Forest” came to Crystal Bridges in 2017, we acquired five artworks by the acclaimed sculptor, which are currently on view throughout the museum. In “Azure Icicle Chandelier,” which was created specifically for this space in our Modern Art Gallery bridge, the artwork plays off of the water, light, and glass on each side of the gallery space. In “Turquoise Reed and Ozark Fiori,” a creek bed is an ideal host for the sparkling blue forms that conjure the essence of water as they’re nestled into the ravine. The list goes on… 📝 Tap the guide icon on our profile to learn more about how art and nature collide in Chihuly’s work, and see if you can find all five of his sculptures at the museum during your next visit. 👀 📷 @johnbville, @hikingnwa 🎨 Dale Chihuly, “Azure Icicle Chandelier,” 2016, blown glass and steel. 210 in. × 105 in. × 101 in. © Chihuly Studio, Seattle, WA. • Dale Chihuly, “Turquoise Reeds and Ozark Fiori,” 2012, blown glass. Overall dimensions vary with installation. © Chihuly Studio, Seattle, WA. #chihuly #dalechihuly
After working in the film industry for 13 years creating sculptural illusions for films and television shows, artist Evan Penny began creating monumental-scaled, realistic, three-dimensional portraits made of materials like silicone, pigment, fabric, aluminum, and human hair. 👀 On view for just one more week in the exhibition #CrystalBridgesAt10, “Old Self: Portrait of the Artist as He Will (Not) Be” and “Young Self: Portrait of the Artist as He Was (Not)” both question reality, perception, and identity—not only forward into the artist’s imagined future, but also backward into his past. “I’m trying to maintain the feeling and the look of myself in my mid-to-late 50s, imagining myself old and imagining myself young. In the end, it all represents how I look right now, who I am now.” You have ☝️ week to see these hyperrealistic sculptures and other self-portraits from our collection & the community in “Crystal Bridges at 10,” closing soon on September 27! 📷 @ironsidephoto 🎨 Evan Penny, “Old Self: Portrait of the Artist as He Will (Not) Be. Variation #2,” 2010, silicone, pigment, hair, fabric, and aluminum. 33 7/8 x 29 7/8 x 23 1/4 in. © 2011 Evan Penny / Courtesy Sperone Westwater, New York. • Evan Penny, “Young Self: Portrait of the Artist as He Was (Not), Variation #2,” 2011, pigmented silicone, hair, fabric, and aluminum, 38 x 36 x 16 in. Gift of the Artist, 2020.87. © Evan Penny. #CrystalBridgesAt10 #evanpenny
Gallery glow up courtesy of @julie_alpert 💅 Opening TODAY, “Julie Alpert: Altars, Keepsakes, Squiggles, and Bows” is a new, site-specific installation that transforms a section of our gallery into a spectacle of pattern, color, and shapes. 🎀🌀🌹⭐️✂️ Featuring collage, modified household objects, and painted wooden bows, drips, roses, hearts, and hashtags, each moment in the 88-foot-long sequence will act as an altar to the everyday object with flashes of surreal, subconscious imagery. 👁 Immerse yourself in this new exhibition for free during your visit! 📷 @julie_alpert
Currently on view in our North Forest, “The Bruising: For Jules, The Bird, Jack and Leni” by @rashidjohnson is both an outdoor sculpture and a living greenhouse. 🌱 Johnson combines influences of art, architecture, and nature in this unique 20 x 20 x 20-foot sculpture featuring a collection of native and non-native plants, in addition to everyday objects. The lush plants that populate this work—including Majestic Palm, African Milk Tree, monsteras, philodendrons, mosses, and ferns—will change with the seasons during its 5-year tenure at Crystal Bridges. Together, the cacophony of colors, textures, and forms will attract a wide variety of admirers, including birds, insects, and, Johnson hopes, you. ✨
Celebrate #LatinxHeritageMonth with us and the queen of Tejano music, Selena Quintanilla-Pérez! 👑 Selena created a legacy that has lasted far beyond her brief life. Known for adding a hint of pop and rock to classic cumbia, mariachi, rancheras, and Tejano rhythms, her artistry continues to resonate with millions of people around the world—on the charts, on social media, on street murals, the list goes on… 📝 In the focus exhibition “Selena Forever / Siempre Selena,” currently #onview and free to see in our Early American Art Gallery, nine photographs of the international pop star by renowned photographer John Dyer depict Selena at the height of her fame, contributing to her enduring legacy over the course of two photoshoots in 1992 and 1994. 📷 John Dyer, “Selena” (detail), 1992. Digital print on panel. Courtesy of the artist. • @miranda.henry, @tefinger, @melenaperry, @ptty_jr 🎨 “Selena Forever/Siempre Selena” was organized for the McNay Art Museum (@mcnayart), San Antonio, Texas, by Kate Carey, Head of Education. #crystalbridges #CBselena #selenaforever #siempreselena
Let’s play a little guessing game... 🤔💭 How many spheres do you think are in Yayoi Kusama’s “Narcissus Garden” in our South Pond? Give us a follow @crystalbridgesmuseum and drop your best guess in the comments 👇 before 12 pm this Friday, September 18, for the chance to win two adult tickets to our current exhibition #CrystalBridgesAt10 and two adult tickets to #NorthForestLights. ✨ A couple things to note before you give it your best shot: 👉 Some of the spheres are covered by the trees in the first image. 👉 The closest guess wins, either above or below the number of spheres. In case of a tie, one winner will be selected at random. 👉 This contest is in no way sponsored, endorsed, administered by, or associated with Instagram. Tap the link in our bio to review full contest rules. Happy guessing! 📷 @ironsidephoto 🎨Yayoi Kusama, “Narcissus Garden,” 1966-present, stainless steel. Courtesy of @ozartnwa. #crystalbridges #yayoikusama #narcissusgarden
All you need is… 💙 Born #onthisday in 1928, late artist Robert Indiana was known for exploring the power of language in his work through letters and numbers. His celebrated LOVE image was originally designed as a Christmas card for @themuseumofmodernart in 1965, and this version of the sculpture was fabricated in 1999 and later installed on our grounds in 2009. Share your LOVE with us by tagging #CrystalBridges. 🥰 📷 @peaches.the.vizsla, @thejaclynhouse, @soph_fari, @scarlettanntheblacklab 🎨 Robert Indiana, “LOVE,” 1966–1999. Cor-Ten steel. 72 x 72 x 36 in. #robertindiana