Friday, November 11, 2011

My Visit to Crystal Bridges

On November 8, I had the opportunity to attend an opening of Crystal Bridges, the new museum of American Art in Bentonville, Arkansas, with museum colleagues. The building is beautiful, with lots of copper and wood creating warmth, and lots of light. It is set in a wooded landscape with two streams captured within its walls, the whole setting beautifully landscaped. The collection was lovely, with some very stunning pieces. Notable was a seascape by William Trost Richards that had incredible passages of paint depicting the translucence of the waves. Artworks spanned the period form Colonial days to the present. This museum will be a great destination for any art museum lovers!

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