Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art
The Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in the town of Springdale, Arkansas is a stunning and interactive museum that takes visitors on a journey through the history of American art. The museum features over 60,000 works from artists such as Georgia O'Keeffe and Andy Warhol.
The museum was designed by Moshe Safdie, a world-renowned architect. It is located on 120 acres of land and has an amazing glass-enclosed bridge that spans over Bentonville creek. The building itself sits among trees and lawns to give it an outdoor feel even though you are inside its four walls.
Five levels of art exhibits
Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art is housed in a five-level building that was designed to give visitors multiple ways to see artworks. The museum features seven levels, each with works from the permanent collection and rotating exhibitions.
The first level features the main lobby and the Crystal Bridges Store. Visitors can also enjoy a café, restaurant, library/learning center with free Wi-Fi access, museum shop, classrooms for workshops and lectures.
The second level features multiple spaces to view American Art including The Judy Bond Grand Salon that displays work by Winslow Homer; Jamie Wyeth's studio which recreates his working environment; and a gallery for American Impressionism.
The third level features the Museum's signature galleries which include: A Georgia O'Keeffe Gallery that displays her iconic paintings of flowers and landscapes; The Walton Family Gallery, named for the family who founded the museum, with works by Asher B. Durand and Thomas Cole; and the American Art from 1945 to 1975 galleries.
The fourth floor includes The Donald L. Tucker Civic Center, a large ballroom for events that can be separated into smaller rooms with seating for up to 400 people or used as an open area that seats 800-1000 guests for galas and performances. It also houses classrooms, the museum's library, and the Community Room.
The fifth floor features The Pavilion Café which offers lunch daily along with a full-service bar. Visitors can also enjoy beautiful views of the surrounding landscape from this level.
Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art is located at 600 Museum Way in Bentonville, Arkansas near other attractions such as Crystal Bridges Forest and the Botanical Garden of the Ozarks. It is open every day except Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year's Day Admission is free for members and children five years old and under; $14 for adults; $12 for seniors (ages 65+); and $12 for students (ages six to 18). For more information visit their website at:
http://crystalbridges.org/ or call +14794185700.
The museum also offers tours, family programs, and art classes for all ages. There is something for everyone at the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art!
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