Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art announces several new acquisitions that it hopes will add to the breadth of the museum’s collection.
The new art pieces are:
• James McNeill Whistler, The Chelsea Girl, 1884 (oil on canvas),
• Thomas Eakins, Archbishop James Frederick Wood, 1877 (oil on canvas),
• Alfredo Ramos Martínez, Florida Mexicana, 1936, (oil on canvas),
• Jeffrey Gibson, What We Want, What We Need, 2014, (found art display), and
• Maya Lin, Silver Upper White River, 2015, (recycled silver).
The works will debut in the permanent collection galleries throughout the month of September, according to the museum’s release.
“The acquisitions represent a kaleidoscope of artistic excellence from the 19th century to today. They diversify our collection, broaden our understanding of the American experience, and help foster important conversations among our visitors and community,” said Crystal Bridges Executive Director Rod Bigelow.
These new works span three centuries and the artists uniquely contribute to the “rich story of American art and help shape the fabric of our national identity,” said Director of Curatorial Affairs Margi Conrads.