Ad: Get Ready to Set Sail and Cheers to 10 Years at Crystal Bridges

Fitz Henry Lane Southern Cross in Boston Harbor, 1851 Oil on canvas 34 1/4 x 47 x 4 in. Peabody Essex Museum, Gift of the Estate of Stephen Wheatland, 1987, M18639. Courtesy of the Peabody Essex Museum. This exhibition is organized by Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, Massachusetts, and Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentonville, Arkansas.

The celebrations continue at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville this November. Visitors can enjoy In American Waters, a new temporary exhibition, and an anniversary weekend filled with free, family-friendly events. Read on to plan your November visit!

In American Waters: The Sea in American Painting is Crystal Bridges’ newest temporary exhibition. Co-organized with the Peabody Essex Museum in Salem, Mass., a town that has a direct connection to the sea, In American Waters features works created over 200 years by American artists who have been captivated by the mystery and power of the sea. The exhibition includes a diverse range of modern and contemporary American artists such as Georgia O’Keeffe, Amy Sherald, Kay WalkingStick, Norman Rockwell, Thomas Hart Benton, Jacob Lawrence, Stuart Davis, and many more.

In American Waters opens Saturday, November 6. Get tickets and learn more at the link above.

Come Cheers to 10 Years of Crystal Bridges during the museum’s anniversary weekend, Thursday, November 11 to Sunday, November 14. The museum first opened to the public on 11/11/11 and the team is celebrating this milestone with a weekend of free events and drop-in activities. Visitors can enjoy Art in Bloom, a special event where local florists create arrangements inspired by a Crystal Bridges artwork, on view in the galleries, artist talks and performances, and a Family Sunday artmaking event on November 14. All visitors to the museum on November 11-14 also receive free admission to In American Waters. 

Check out the museum’s fall guide here for more information on what you can see and do. And remember, general admission to Crystal Bridges is always free. 

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