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 must see if you are in the area. Beautiful setting, art museum, great walking/biking trails with labeled flowers, trees. Mixed in walks are sculpture and other unique art displays. Great.....  more
    This is a must see if you are in the area. Beautiful setting, art museum, great walking/biking trails with labeled flowers, trees. Mixed in walks are sculpture and other unique art displays. Great.....  more »
  • A wide collection of art presented with innovative perspectives. Beautiful grounds and architecture. 
    A wide collection of art presented with innovative perspectives. Beautiful grounds and architecture.  more »
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  • Incredible place to take someone. The art exhibits are beautiful, the building itself is a piece of art. My girlfriend and I went to the little coffee shop, I recommend the peppermint hot chocolate with a chocolate scone, it was phenomenal. We went to this little classroom underneath the exhibit area and we could sit down and make small arts and crafts for free. Everything was a wonderful experience. Definitely going back soon
  • Really a beautiful place to visit! The buildings housing all of the artwork and exhibits are almost breathtaking in themselves. Come visit for just an hour or spend the day. The museum property is spread over about 120 acres and has beautiful walking trails to see and explore a good portion of it. We will definitely be back when it's warmer with our children. (update) back a year later with my mom and our kids and they loved it. It's awesome to see that some of the exhibits change so it's a different experience every time. There is some construction going on so we are excited to see what's next!

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