Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentonville

4.8
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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  • What a wonderful surprise to find this gem of an art museum! I had heard it was great but I could not have been more impressed. It is an interesting piece of architecture and everything works inside a...  more »
  • Great architecture. Set up so that you might spend a full day there. As to the curatorial review, concept is great and it will take years before AW will be able to execute great pictures.  more »
  • This place far exceeded my expectations. I came with my daughter and aunt for a fun girls get away. The town of Bentonville is so nice and quaint. This museum is just right outside town in a beautiful...  more »
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  • I so wanted to love this museum but for my tastes it’s got too much going on. I’m also not crazy about how the work is installed. That said the current exhibition, men of steel, women of wonder is fantastic. Great work and beautifully installed.
  • Just lovely.the trails were varried, some challenging others a pleasant walk. We had the help of a beautiful day. Looking back from the trail to the building was just striking. Free intermission a nice surprise. For my taste the art was varied and a provocative sampling. I had a moment of introspection looking at the Korean dog tag kimono.
  • This place is amazing! so much to see and do and love it that it's free. You only pay for the exhibit room. The gardens and walking trails have sculptures and arts around. Fun place to bring your home family!!! It is a must see place
  • Nice day outside to explore the many trails of Crystal Bridges. Be prepared for a generous walk. Make sure and visit the museum, the free art tour was amazing. This was a great free adventure for the whole family. If you enjoy the outdoors and love art I highly recommend visiting Crystal Bridges for a day of fun adventure.
  • I go to Crystal Bridges about once every couple months during the winter and once every two weeks in the warm months. The grounds are just as beautiful as the art work inside. And don't let the cheesy sounding name fool you (something to do with the water that flows in/around the museum), it is all class. Excellent selection of American artists, new and old, to rival any other fancy museum. Anyone who visits me has the obligatory visit. And they all ask, "how much does it cost to get in?" I sometimes forget that other art museums actually charge admission....CB is definitely priceless.
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