Arts & entertainment
MUSEUMS & VISUAL ART GALLERIES Explore Northwest Arkansas’ art museums and galleries and discover works by local artists as well as those from across the globe. Several cities also host monthly art events and gallery receptions in their downtown districts.
CRYSTAL BRIDGES MUSEUM OF AMERICAN ART
600 Museum Way, Bentonville crystalbridges.org / 479-418-5700 Crystal Bridges brings together the best of art, nature and architecture for visitors of all ages to enjoy. The museum’s
house designed in 1954 by Frank Lloyd Wright, and the Fly’s Eye Dome, designed by American inventor R. Buckminster Fuller. When you visit, enjoy award-winning High South cuisine in Eleven, the museum’s restaurant. Also watch for the museum’s new contemporary visual and performing arts venue, The Momentary, opening in early 2020.
distinctive building was designed by worldrenowned architect Moshe Safdie and features two bridge structures spanning a natural waterway. Inside, Crystal Bridges’ permanent collection highlights hundreds of works by American masters from colonial times to the present, enhanced with a yearround schedule of temporary exhibitions. Temporary exhibitions for 2019 include: Men of Steel, Women of Wonder, Feb. 9 through April 22; Nature’s Nation: American Art and Environment, May 25 through Sept. 9; and Crystal: Visible and Invisible, Oct. 12 through Jan. 6, 2020. Enjoy more than four miles of trails within the museum’s 120-acre setting, inviting you to explore the natural Ozark woodlands. The grounds feature important architectural works, including a Usonian All photos on this page courtesy Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art
All photos on this page: Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art
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