Crystal Bridges – The World Comes to Arkansas

Over the weekend a first cousin’s wedding in Fayetteville,  Arkansas, made possible a side trip to the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville.

Of course I’d read about the facilities, and watched a special several months ago on CBS Sunday Morning, but was only semi-prepared for the magnificent architecture and world class collections made possible by a nearly $1.8 billion investment from Wal-Mart heiress Alice Walton. By the way, that pricetag’s before a single masterpiece was ever brought in the door.

It’s magnificent. Enjoy a few of our photos from the trip.

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An American treasure by Norman Rockwell.

An American treasure by Norman Rockwell.

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