Arkansas PBS to livestream Crystal Bridges’ opening lecture for Annie Leibovitz exhibition Sept. 15

Sept. 12, 2023  

Discussion hosted in honor of ‘Annie Leibovitz at Work’

CONWAY, Ark. (Arkansas PBS) — As part of its Arkansas Live initiative, Arkansas PBS will livestream Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art’s sold-out Exhibition Opening Lecture: “Annie Leibovitz at Work” Friday, Sept. 15, at 6 p.m. at

The lecture centers on the exhibition “Annie Leibovitz at Work,” an exploration of extraordinary figures in today’s world. Distinguished photographer Annie Leibovitz has captured key cultural moments and some of the most prominent portraits of all time during her well-established career.

“Annie Leibovitz at Work” features a new group of photographs highlighting notable figures in today’s world. Anchored by these new works produced especially for Crystal Bridges, the exhibition also features a complementary selection of Leibovitz’s past works. Displayed across both printed and digital mediums, “Annie Leibowitz at Work” offers a dynamic peek into the artist’s contemporary practice and focus. Whether highlighting household names or local heroes, these works link together Leibovitz’s discerning vision and desire to celebrate the extraordinary now.

Leibovitz became Rolling Stone’s chief photographer in 1973, and by the time she left the magazine 10 years later, her work was widely known – she had shot scores of cover portraits and photo essays. In 1983, when she joined the staff of the revived Vanity Fair, she was established as an astute documentarian of the social landscape. She began collaborating regularly for Vogue in the late 1980s. Today, Leibovitz is known primarily as a portraitist, but she has a significant portfolio of fashion photographs, landscapes and personal reportage. In 1991, she became the first woman to have a solo show at the National Portrait Gallery in Washington, D.C.

Crystal Bridges Lectures & Talks are sponsored by MailCo USA. Additional information is available at

Arkansas Live is an initiative from Arkansas PBS that brings informative and engaging events directly to Arkansans through livestreaming. Viewers gain front row access to some of the most educational and entertaining events across the state, including livestreams from Crystal Bridges, Arkansas Department of Heritage, Winthrop Rockefeller Institute, and more.

“Annie Leibovitz at Work” Sponsors

Willard and Pat Walker Charitable Foundation | Stout Executive Search | Visit Bentonville | Architectural Digest | ConAgra | Pat Cooper | JT and Imelda Rose | Phillips | Ramsay, Jaquita, and Sarah Ball | Beverly and Bill Bickell | Gelmart | Brenda and Willie Godwin | Marybeth and Micky Mayfield | Deborah Wright | Donna and Mack McLarty | Cardinal Four Foundation | Gretel

About Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art

The mission of Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art is to welcome all to celebrate the American spirit in a setting that unites the power of art with the beauty of nature. Since opening in 2011, the museum has welcomed more than 10.8 million visitors across its spaces, with no cost for admission. Crystal Bridges was founded in 2005 as a nonprofit charitable organization by arts patron and philanthropist, Alice Walton. The collection spans five centuries of American masterworks from early American to current day and is enhanced by temporary exhibitions. The museum is nestled on 120 acres of Ozark landscape and was designed by world-renowned architect Moshe Safdie. A rare Frank Lloyd Wright-designed house was preserved and relocated to the museum grounds in 2015. Crystal Bridges offers public programs including lectures, performances, classes and teacher development opportunities. Some 300,000 school children have participated in the Willard and Pat Walker School Visit program, which provides educational experiences for school groups at no cost to the schools. Additional museum amenities include a restaurant, gift store, library, and five miles of art and walking trails. In February 2020, the museum opened the Momentary in Downtown Bentonville (507 SE E Street), conceived as a platform for the art, food and music of our time. Additional information is available at The museum is located at 600 Museum Way, Bentonville, Arkansas 72712.

About Arkansas PBS

Arkansas PBS, Arkansas’s only statewide public media network, empowers learners of all ages by educating, informing, entertaining and inspiring communities. Arkansas PBS serves as a daily and essential resource for Arkansans by creating, sharing, celebrating and driving conversation around Arkansas stories and classic, trusted PBS programs through multiple digital platforms, including livestreaming at, on-demand services and YouTube TV, and the distinct channels Arkansas PBS, Arkansas PBS Create, Arkansas PBS KIDS, Arkansas PBS WORLD and Arkansas PBS AIRS on SAP. Members with Arkansas PBS Passport have extended on-demand access to a rich library of public television programming. Arkansas PBS depends on the generosity of Arkansans and the State of Arkansas to continue offering quality programming. Additional information is available at Arkansas PBS is broadcast on KETS (Little Rock), KEMV (Mountain View), KETG (Arkadelphia), KAFT (Fayetteville), KTEJ (Jonesboro), KETZ (El Dorado), KETS (Russellville), KETS (Forrest City), KETS (Gaither) and KETS (Yancy).