Many of you know how incredible the art is here in the Ozarks and in Eureka Springs. Many of you might not know about Crystal Bridges, an incredible art museum being built in nearby Bentonville, just a 1 hour drive. Still in the process of being built, the building itself is a work of art. The museum takes its name from a nearby natural spring and the glass-and-wood building design by world-renowned architect Moshe Safdie. A series of pavilions nestled around two creek-fed ponds will house galleries, meeting and classroom spaces and a large auditorium. Sculpture and walking trails will link the museum’s 100-acre park and gardens to downtown Bentonville, Arkansas.
Crystal Bridges will house a permanent collection of masterworks of American art ranging from the colonial era to contemporary work. Visitors will be able to enjoy the collection within the state-of-the-art galleries and throughout the surrounding park. To see announced works of the permanent collection, please go to the collection page on their website.
In addition to the permanent collection, temporary exhibitions drawn from national institutions will complement the holdings of the permanent collection and exemplify the diversity of American artists.
Be sure to go see the building the next time you’re in Eureka – it’s worth the drive! And we look forward to the grand opening of this wonderful museum.
Jeff and Nadara (Sam) Feldman – and Sophie, too!