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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  • This is a wonderful museum not to be missed. The collection of art is phenomenal. Take a day to see the museum and to enjoy the paths outside. Just went for special exhibit of African American Artists...  more »
  • Every aspect of the Crystal Bridges experience is first rate. From parking and shuttles, to headsets for guiding one through the gallery, to artful curation and exhibition, to lovely grounds and walki...  more »
  • I am not an art buff or highly educated in art, but this was a great exposure. First, the exhibits ran the gamut of types of art so anyone could find something to like. And the curators did an excelle...  more »
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  • Crystal bridges was great! A free art museum, courtesy of the Walton family. I'm no art historian, so the majority of it didn't mean much to me. However, we ran into some nice staff members who helped me appreciate certain pieces more! Eleven - the restaurant over the upstream bridge is very good and pretty fancy! My halibut was moist and delicious!
  • Beautiful museum. I usually get bored at art museums very easily, but the outdoor trails tended to help me enjoy the art more. Inside was stunning, and any questions you might have about the art, the employees in each section are more than willing to answer and help with. I recommend going outside first (if the weather permits) so that when you go inside, the air conditioning feels good. And bring a water bottle for outside as well.
  • This is an excellent art museum and I consider myself fortunate to live in an area with such a nice venue. Their curation is excellent, lots of things to see for all kinds of artistic taste, and the building and extensive grounds around it are visually stunning. The grounds around it are rich with well maintained walking trails and so many points of interest, a person would have to stay all day to see it all. Since they change the art displays frequently, it is excellent for locals as well as tourists. I would highly encourage anyone from the NW Arkansas area to visit, probably more than once. I've been there around 5 times and still don't feel as though I've seen it all. Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art is an impressive art museum and we're blessed to have it.
  • Crystal Bridges is a truly amazing art museum. You will find yourself as astonished by the architecture are by the pieces themselves. The building itself is a masterpiece. It's a real testament that admission is free to such an inspiring new museum. This is a place you simply must visit if you're in northwest Arkansas.
  • WOW! This is a great art museum! The best one that I have attended and it was free. They have nice little walking trails with sculptures through out them. The museum was very clean and neat! Great place to go with your kids and alone. There is an option to tour a house I would certainly recommend that because it was my favorite part. The trails are pet friendly as well.
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