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Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art: Bentonville, Arkansas

This past weekend was Fall Break at my school, so I decided to take a little trip down to Bentonville, Arkansas and visit the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art.  It is a beautifully built building in a gorgeous part of the Ozarks and surrounded by nature trails!  The museum was actually built and put together by Walmart (which I’m not a huge fan of) but the entrance to the permanent collection is free!  Very cool!  I just thought I’d share some of the amazing art I got to experience this weekend!



Sentinel Rock by William Keith


Flower Arrangement by Arthur Beecher Carles

Dolly Parton by Andy Warhol – I’m a huge Warhol fan!  Love seeing it!


Greek Tragedy by Mark Rothko


Reclining Woman by Jackson Pollock


Time by Max Ferguson


Inside this gorgeous museum


My gorgeous stormy, sunrise view on my early morning drive home!

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    October 15, 2013 at 12:51 am

    Gorgeous photos, Paige! It looks like a beautiful museum with a pretty stellar collection!

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      December 16, 2013 at 5:22 pm

      Thanks, Meghan! It was really cool! It had a lot of portraits on the top level, but I loved the modern and contemporary art downstairs! Thanks for reading!

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    October 19, 2013 at 6:05 am

    What a unique and amazing place!! Great photos, as usual! xx

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      October 20, 2013 at 10:31 pm

      Thanks, Liz! It was a fun little day trip!

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    October 28, 2013 at 3:14 pm

    When I traveled the world in 2012, one stop was Bentonville/Fayetteville to visit a friend who was about to complete their undergraduate degree at the University of Arkansas. She also recommended the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art – I’m very glad she did. The drive up includes some very picturesque landscapes, the museum’s architecture is itself a piece of art, and I learned something about their art collection which included some very interesting pieces. Thanks for reminding me about my visit here, Paige!

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      October 30, 2013 at 8:31 pm

      Wow! That’s so cool that you were in this area on your round-the-world trip! The Ozarks really is a beautiful region- I’m happy to call it home! The architecture was probably my favorite work of art! It was really spectacular, and I especially loved it when the sun was setting and the building was illuminated! Thanks for commenting and I’m glad I could bring back some good memories! Cheers!

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