In American Waters 2

Thought Crystal Bridges couldn’t get any better? The museum just announced the opening of a new exhibit, In American Waters: The Sea in American Painting. More than 100 extraordinary pieces from a diverse range over 15 artists will be displayed, exploring the idea that the ocean plays a key role in American society and culture.

In American Waters 3 In American Waters 4

“'In American Waters' gives us an opportunity to explore how water plays a dynamic role in our lives and how artists explore ways to depict nature and humanity in relation to this precious resource; water is something that is near and dear to us at Crystal Bridges, a museum designed in relationship to, and surrounded by, the waters of Northwest Arkansas,” said Rod Bigelow, Executive Director and Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer. “Through this exhibition, we are able to reexamine American history, life on our rivers, lakes, and streams, and the power of the ocean through the work of a diverse range of artists. We are pleased to have the opportunity to partner with Peabody Essex Museum to create such a lively exhibition," Bigelow continued.

I am so grateful to live in a city with such beautiful and unique experiences, art and culture. I can’t wait to visit Crystal Bridges again! The "In American Waters: The Sea in American Painting" exhibit will be available to view until January 31, 2022. Exhibition tickets are $12 for adults and free to members, SNAP participants, veterans and youth under 18. Make sure to register and purchase your tickets! CLICK HERE for more information.