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Judge Rejects Fisk Deal to Sell Georgia O’Keeffe Share

August 21, 2010 by  
Filed under Art Crime & Legal

NASHVILLE (AP).- A Nashville judge has rejected Fisk University’s proposal to sell a joint share in a 101-piece collection donated by late artist Georgia O’Keeffe to an Arkansas museum. Fisk argued that its precarious financial state prevents the historically black university from maintaining and displaying the collection. Judge Ellen Hobbs Lyle agreed Friday that the cash-strapped school is unable to exhibit the collection. But Lyle said the Fisk proposal to sell a 50 percent stake in the collection to the [...]

Niki Ciccotelli Named Director of Education at Crystal Bridges Museum

May 13, 2010 by  
Filed under Artists & People

BENTONVILLE, ARK.- Niki Ciccotelli has been named director of education at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art. Ciccotelli, who joined Crystal Bridges in 2008 as head of school programs and has served as interim director of education since January, brings more than 13 years of experience in education and arts programming to a position that is critical to the museum’s mission. “One of our primary goals at Crystal Bridges is to foster extraordinary and direct connections between people and great [...]

Crystal Bridges Announces Works by Female Artists

March 31, 2010 by  
Filed under Art Events & Exhibitions

BENTONVILLE, ARK.- Works by female artists – a mid-19th century portrait by Susan Catherine Moore Waters (1823 – 1900) and a life-size recreation of Leonardo da Vinci’s Last Supper in 20,763 spools of thread by contemporary artist Devorah Sperber – are the latest works of art announced by Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art. Though strikingly different in materials, style, subject matter and execution, both works are the product of highly creative women working in unexpected arenas or applying unusual [...]

Local Landscapes by Community Photographers on Display at the Massey

March 22, 2010 by  
Filed under Photography

BENTONVILLE, ARK.- Crystal Bridges celebrates the natural beauty and abundant local talent of Northwest Arkansas in Looking at Our Landscape, a juried community photography exhibition. More than 100 community members, from children aged 12 to adults over 80, submitted photographs that range from a close-up view of a hummingbird sipping nectar from the rare Royal Catchfly flower to an inspiring rural landscape shot on the way home from a slumber party, entitled Arkansas Will Lead Me Places. Beginning April 1 [...]

Crystal Bridges Acquires Contemporary Works

February 26, 2010 by  
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BENTONVILLE, ARK.- Works of art by two contemporary artists using mixed media to weave ambiguous suburban stories are the latest acquisitions announced by “Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art: Kerry James Marshall’s Our Town” (1995) and Mary McCleary’s “The Falcon Cannot Hear the Falconer” (2008). “Both Marshall and McCleary are creating compelling works that speak to contemporary life in late 20th/early 21st century America,” said Chris Crosman, chief curator. “The idea of home is a recurring motif in American art [...]