Friday, February 10, 2012

Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art

We visited Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art a few weeks ago. 
 It opened in our community on 11-11-11. 
The museum was founded by Alice Walton and designed by Moshe Safdie. Admission is free through donations from the Walton Family Foundation.
I feel so blessed to have a museum of this caliber in our back yard.  
We had a fantastic time as a family viewing the art.  We will have to go back again because it was too much to see as we were only there a little under 2 hours.
It is definitely a "must see" venue when traveling to Bentonville!
The museum's permanent collection features American art from the Colonial era to contemporary work. Notable works include a Charles Willson Peale portrait of George Washington as well as paintings by George BellowsJasper CropseyAsher DurandThomas EakinsMarsden HartleyWinslow HomerEastman JohnsonCharles Bird KingJohn LaFargeStuart DavisRomare Bearden,Norman RockwellMary McCleary and Walton Ford. Also included are works by Chuck CloseJasper JohnsNorman LewisAlfred MaurerJackson Pollock and Tom Wesselman. [source]
*this is only a small sampling of the wonderful works of art, we didn't even get to see everything!*
The Lord's Supper (Medium- spools of thread)
View from an overlook of a gallery wing
be creative...
an area for kids to make their own art

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