The temporary exhibition Border Cantos includes sculptural instruments built from immigrants’ personal belongings found at the Mexican-American border. This Friday, join exhibition artist Guillermo Galindo as he presents a new ensemble using these instruments. Get your tickets for this Performance Lab today!

Circular Calls/Resonant Shadows Quartet by Border Cantos Artist Guillermo Galindo

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Celebrated on the third Monday in February, Presidents' Day was originally established in 1885 in recognition of President George Washington. Gilbert Stuart's portraits of Washington have become the iconic likenesses of him, and the image on the one-dollar bill is based on a Stuart portrait. This portrait is on view in our Colonial to Early 19th Century Gallery.

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In honor of Black History Month, learn more about artist John Biggers, whose work "The Garbage Man" (1944) is new to our permanent collection. The painting was completed when Biggers was just nineteen years old. Learn more here: [ Bit.ly Link ].
Opening day is here! Border Cantos is now on view with FREE admission. Those who previewed the exhibition call it "moving," "beautifully powerful," and "haunting." Experience the stunning works of Richard Misrach and Guillermo Galindo February 18 – April 24. We're open today from 10 am to 6 pm. [ Bit.ly Link ]

Photos: NWA Democrat-Gazette/BEN GOFF, [ Bit.ly Link ].
Happy birthday to Leo Villareal, creator of the beloved Buckyball that lights the path to our front entrance! “Buckyball affirms the power of public art to connect people and to create communal experiences all can enjoy,” said Villareal. Learn more about the artist on our blog: [ Bit.ly Link ].
Preview Border Cantos: Sight and Sound Explorations from the Mexican-American Border with the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette / ArkansasOnline.com. The exhibition opens tomorrow!

Crystal Bridges Museum exhibit distills the Mexico-U.S. border

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In Border Cantos: Sight & Sound Explorations from the Mexican-American Border, open February 18 through April 24, photographer Richard Misrach and sculptor/composer Guillermo Galindo use the power of art to explore the complex issues around the United States-Mexico border. Large photographs and musical sculptures transport you through terrain where countless migrants cross national boundaries....
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SNEAK PEEK! Border Cantos: Sight & Sound Explorations from the Mexican-American Border opens this Saturday. Enjoy these photos from our media preview, featuring photographer Richard Misrach and Mexican American sculptor/composer Guillermo Galindo. There is no cost to view this exhibition. Make plans to visit the Museum this weekend to see these powerful works: [ Bit.ly Link ].
Meet photographer Richard Misrach as he provides an overview about the artistic process of the temporary exhibition Border Cantos in our Opening Exhibition Lecture. Reserve your tickets today!

Opening Exhibition Lecture » Richard Misrach on Border Cantos

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Join us this Saturday, February 18, at 2:30 pm for the Collection Highlights Tour with American Sign Language interpretation! This free tour visits some of the best-known works in our main galleries. The tour is limited to 15 people and no registration is required. American Sign Language interpretation is included on the Collections Highlights tour on the 3rd Saturday of every month. For group...
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Collection Highlights Tour Features American Sign Language Interpretation

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Happy Valentine's Day! In Benjamin West's captivating "Cupid and Psyche" (1808), the artist's mythological subject derives from an ancient Roman text that chronicles the torrid love affair between Cupid, a god, and Psyche, a mortal princess. Details in the painting allude to several of the difficult tasks assigned to Psyche by Cupid’s jealous mother, Venus, as requisites for uniting the two...
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In Border Cantos: Sight & Sound Explorations from the Mexican-American Border, open Saturday, photographer Richard Misrach and sculptor/composer Guillermo Galindo use the power of art to explore the issues around the United States-Mexico border. Large photographs and musical sculptures transport you through terrain where countless migrants cross national boundaries. Presented in English and...
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I ♥ Art Family Sunday is happening now! Bring your loved ones to Crystal Bridges from now to 5 pm to enjoy music and hands-on fun. [ Bit.ly Link ]
Time and tickets are running out for Black Hearts Ball! You do NOT want to miss this party. Grab your tickets now before they're gone: [ Bit.ly Link ]. The party goes from 9 pm to 1 am. Hosted by Artinfusion at Crystal Bridges.
Tickets are still available for Black Hearts Ball! Don't miss one of our biggest parties of the year. Featuring Groovement, Mobley, speed dating, a silent disco, and more. The party begins at 9 pm on Saturday!

Black Hearts Ball

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Our fifth annual I ♥ Art Family Sunday is nearly here! Bring your loved ones to Crystal Bridges this Sunday to enjoy music and hands-on fun. You’ll LOVE what we have planned for this free event: [ Bit.ly Link ].
Tickets are going fast for Saturday's Black Hearts Ball! Don't miss out on one of our biggest parties of the year; purchase your tickets today: [ Bit.ly Link ].

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