Tuesday, July 27, 2010

About Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art

Many of you know we own a beautiful home near Beaver Lake in the Ozarks of Northwest Arkansas. One of my favorite places in the region is the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art and the Massey in nearby Bentonville.

When the new  Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art opens to the public sometime in the near future, it will present exceptional art, educational programs and community gatherings in a unique and welcoming setting. The museum takes its name from a nearby natural spring and the bridge construction incorporated in the building design by world-renowned architect Moshe Safdie. A series of pavilions nestled around two creek-fed ponds will house galleries, meeting and classroom spaces and a large auditorium. Sculpture and walking trails will link the museum's 100-acre park and gardens to downtown Bentonville, Arkansas.

Crystal Bridges will house a permanent collection of masterworks of American art that ranges from the colonial era to contemporary work. The museum also will display a changing array of special exhibitions featuring art from museums and collections throughout the region, the nation and abroad. For more information about Crystal Bridges, visit
www.crystalbridges.org.

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