Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art welcomes all to celebrate the American spirit in a setting that unites the power of art with the beauty of nature.
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Though this site is outside of the borders of Freedom's Frontier National Heritage Area, its stories connect with heritage area themes and stories.
We explore the unfolding story of America by actively collecting, exhibiting, interpreting, and preserving outstanding works that illuminate our heritage and artistic possibilities.
Crystal Bridges takes its name from a nearby natural spring and the bridge construction incorporated in the building, designed by world-renowned architect Moshe Safdie. A series of pavilions nestled around two spring-fed ponds house galleries, meeting and classroom spaces, and a large, glass-enclosed gathering hall. Guest amenities include a restaurant on a glass-enclosed bridge overlooking the ponds, a Museum Store designed by architect Marlon Blackwell, and a library featuring more than 50,000 volumes of art reference material. Sculpture and walking trails link the Museum's 120-acre park to downtown Bentonville, Arkansas.
Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art features more than 400 works by American master that highlight the full scope of American art and history. The collection has been arranged chronologically to tell the story of America's history as seen by its artists.
The Crystal Bridges art collection offers a superb overview of American art, including American masterworks as well as surprising, lesser-known gems from the colonial era to today. Sculpture in the collection graces both interior galleries and outdoor trails. The Museum’s permanent collection galleries are refreshed regularly, with new acquisitions and works from the Museum’s vaults displayed on a rotating basis in addition to familiar guest favorites and a changing array of special focus groupings and temporary installations of light-sensitive works.
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