In the early part of the nineteenth century a young American nation sought a unique cultural identity. Through literary and cultural movements like that of the Hudson River School that artists and writers looked to nature and the grandeur of the American landscape to define America for the rest of the world. Works of art including those by Thomas Cole, Frederic Church, and Asher Brown Durand as well as works that have captivated the world from Colonial to contemporary times are on view year round at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art.
Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art explores the unfolding story of America and celebrates the American spirit in a setting that unites the power of art with the beauty of landscape. Surrounded by 120 acres of forests, garden sculpture and walking trails, Crystal Bridges is named for Crystal Creek which feed the ponds nestling the museum designed by world-renowned architect Moshe Safdie.
Admission to Crystal Bridges is FREE!
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