Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art welcomes all to celebrate the American spirit in a setting that unites the power of art with the beauty of nature. We explore the unfolding story of America by actively collecting, exhibiting, interpreting, and preserving outstanding works that illuminate our heritage and artistic possibilities.
These collections enable staff, students, and the public to research topics related to the object collections and enhance Museum exhibits. Significant holdings of photographs include the Northeast Arkansas Photographic Legacy, a project sponsored by the Arkansas Endowment for the Humanities which resulted in 1,200 copies of images of historic significance, and the Curtis Duncan collection of almost 3,000 photographs emphasizing the culture and history of the Mississippi Delta region, as well as several family collections dating from the introduction of the Daguerreotype process in the 1840s. The archive contains holdings of local historical interest. The library holds over 3,000 historic books used in Northeast Arkansas or related to the Museum's collections, featuring several first editions of missionary and pioneer memoirs. An additional 4,000 modern books support research of the collections as well as issues in collections management and Museology. The library is non-circulating, but ASU students and the public are able to research the library collection during normal office hours or by appointment.
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The Arkansas Arts Center is the preeminent arts institution in the state of Arkansas. Established in 1960 as an expansion of the 1937 Museum of Fine Arts and expanded again in 1975, 1982, 1989 and 2000, it houses a drawing collection with an international reputation for excellence.