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. To visit Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art on your holiday in Bentonville, and find out what else Bentonville has to offer, use our Bentonville itinerary builder.
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  • August 14, 2017
    We enjoyed our visit, there is an extensive amount of American Art from all periods. You should allow a few hours to visit. There is a restaurant on site.  more »
  • August 14, 2017
    Came to see the Chihuly exhibit. Beautiful works and will come back to walk in the forest at night to see the pieces with the lighting. Would have gone to the FLW house but it was getting later in the...  more »
  • August 14, 2017
    We went to see the Dale Chihuly exhibit. It was better than outstanding! We stayed for Chihuly at night. This is a beautiful art museum with a large versatile permanent collection. The is a lot to do ...  more »
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  • July 9, 2017
    This place is beautiful! The architecture is a work of art in itself and the exhibits are nothing short of awe inspiring. There are numerous trails that show off the natural beauty of the area and there are various works of art and sculpture along the path. The food is good if you choose to eat there and the gift store has a wide variety in all price ranges.
  • June 20, 2017
    This is the best place to go to enjoy great American Art. The facility is well designed and all the galleries flow from one to the next. Don't forget to stroll the gardens outside. Every staff member I asked for help was very knowledgeable or knew who to call to get help. It's a great value and I highly recommend.
  • June 27, 2017
    You could easily spend 2 or more days here. One of the most amazing FREE museums I've ever been to, I think it surpasses even The Yale Art Museum, and that's a tall order. Thank you to all the families who donate time, money, land and more to share this wonderful place with strangers, truly a gift and a shinning display of human kindness and love
  • June 24, 2017
    It was a beautiful and very well put together museum. Everything from the artwork to the architecture was fabulous. The picture is from a stairwell where thousands of strings were intertwined around the curve of the stairs. Just so you know, the picture does it no justice.
  • July 10, 2017
    Beautiful location. Loved the Chihuly exhibit! Volunteers are extremely helpful. Food in Eleven Lunch Room was exceptional! I will definitely be back.

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