We have a special place in our hearts for Crystal Bridges. An amazing collection, a gorgeous building set in the water within a beautiful landscape. And if you can't get there in person, virtually explore with Smarthistory as your guide.
videos + essays
A magical landscape
Finding beauty in American industry
A Jewish family in early New York
Signs to guide historical understanding
Europe's earliest views of America
The New York based ashcan artist George Bellows tackles the horrors of the First World War
The river's brilliant reflections gave shape to this enormous sculpture of silver
Lawrence captures the vitality of Harlem and highlights the advancements in medical care for and by people of color.
A viewing station for sunrise and sunset, Turrell’s work manipulates light, time, and perception.
Weems sets her series around the kitchen table, a metaphor for the intimate spaces of home.
Kaphar takes a violent history and renders it visible in this modified portrait of Andrew Jackson.
Taking cues from Mexican basket-weaving, Asawa creates diaphanous abstract forms from woven wire.