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Crystal Bridges Zoom talk from the Farnsworth

Oct 07, 2020
Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art

Rockland — On Wednesday, Oct. 21, the Farnsworth Art Museum will present an online talk by former Farnsworth Director and Founding Chief Curator of Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art Christopher Crosman. The lecture, entitled "Crystal Bridges: Building the Collection," will take place on Zoom from 2 to 3 p.m.

In this talk by Crosman, attendees will discover how, where, and why the permanent collection of Crystal Bridges was created by its patron, Alice Walton. Crosman’s talk will be illustrated with key examples in the collection ranging from the beginning of the American Colonial era to the present day.

Crosman is the founding chief curator of Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville, Ark. He also served as executive director of the Farnsworth Art Museum (1988 – 2005). His career in art museums includes stints as director of the Heckscher Museum on Long Island and head of education at the Albright-Knox Art Gallery in Buffalo, N.Y. He is currently partly retired and an occasional freelance curator, consultant, and writer focusing on art and artists, past and present, connecting Maine to a wider view of American art.

The fee for this program is $10; free to Farnsworth members. For more information or to register, please visit

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