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Crystal Bridges

By: 30 November 2011 No Comment

Art: (noun)  The expression or application of human creative skill and imagination, typically in a visual form such as painting or sculpture

The new Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art is now open!  It’s been a long awaited and much anticipated opening in Northwest Arkansas.  The museum sits in a ravine just northeast of Bentonville’s popular Downtown Square.  Years of work has gone into the museum and grounds, and let me just say they have done a phenomenal job!!

The architecture, the construction, the displays, the art, the grounds, the trails – every detail has been well planned and poised to make a huge and lasting impact on the world of art and Northwest Arkansas.  There have been many rumblings from outside of this area about how this location is not an ideal place for such a museum.  Well, the skeptics were wrong!  The museum is well designed and impressively shows off centuries of art, as well as God’s handiwork in the rolling terrain.

My pictures don’t adequately convey the experience of actually visiting the museum; however, I hope they whet your appetite and encourage you to go and check it out for yourself.   To fully appreciate the museum, it must be seen in person.  As an additional incentive, there is no cost to visit the museum since Walmart has generously given an endowment to cover those costs and encourage people to come.  Thank you Walmart and kudos to Alice Walton for bringing such a world class facility to Northwest Arkansas!

Our tour started in the temporary location for the Modern Art exhibits…

This statue is so eerily real you expect the man to start moving…

The following series of pictures is of my favorite piece…  It’s made out of thread bolts and you look through a looking glass to reveal the image…

Onto the American Art side of the museum…

Here’s some pics of the interior architecture/design…

Looking from the inside out…

There really is something there for everyone to enjoy…

All pictures © 2011 Capture Me Photography by Nicole, LLC.  Find me on facebook here.

About: Nicole Pawlaczyk:
Devoted Believer. Blessed Wife & Mother. Degreed Engineer. Passionate Photographer.

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