Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentonville

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Celebrate the legacy of U.S. artists and their work, from colonial to contemporary, at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art. Architect Moshe Safdie designed this museum to unite natural elements from the ravine where it was built with the structure of the museum itself, which opened in 2011. Spend time relaxing on the pavilion beside spring-fed ponds or gazing at masterpieces. From Rothko, Rockwell, and Lichtenstein paintings to Charles Willson Peale’s portrait of George Washington, the museum’s permanent collection does not disappoint. Travel through time and place as you move through the collection, which is laid out in chronological order, and enhance your experience by visiting the equally inspired temporary exhibits. Make Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art part of your personalized Bentonville itinerary using our Bentonville travel route builder.
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  • By no means am I a pretentious art snob, but viewing the Thomas Moran, "Green River, Wyoming" with a dark shadow being cast across half of the sky was really disappointing. Being told simply that... 
    By no means am I a pretentious art snob, but viewing the Thomas Moran, "Green River, Wyoming" with a dark shadow being cast across half of the sky was really disappointing. Being told simply that...  more »
  • Super cool grounds to walk. The buildings and water features are excellent. Really an amazing museum all the way through, and it's free. Highly, highly recommended. 
    Super cool grounds to walk. The buildings and water features are excellent. Really an amazing museum all the way through, and it's free. Highly, highly recommended.  more »
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  • A lovely way to spend several hours. I was fortunate enough to visit when school had started so the galleries were not overcrowded. The buildings and surroundings are almost as wonderful as the art contained inside. Lots of staff to answer questions. Was able to get tickets to the Frank Loyd Wright house so I took that self-guided tour. South Stopped for a glass of wine in the restaurant and enjoyed the music at happy hour in beautiful surroundings. As I was leaving I noticed many locals out taking advantage of the many trails and walking areas around the museum. Could not be better!
  • Wonderful art museum. And the staff were fantastic. I missed out on getting a (free) ticket to see the Frank Lloyd Wright house, so they let me see one of the paid exhibits for free instead. The Dirty South special exhibit was challenging and thought provoking and very well produced. The art galleries were well laid out in (mostly) chronological order, with plenty of room for everyone who wanted to get up close to the artwork.

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