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Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art

600 Museum Way, Bentonville, AR 72712
479 418 5700
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Ranked #1 of 13 Attractions in Bentonville
Type: Art Museums
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

Fabulous architecture, beautiful curved arching wooden beams are mixed with glass and stone. Collection first rate, hopefully will grow. The grounds are tastefully done.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

Loved the museum and would like to go back. Very interesting and entertaining as well. The grounds are very pretty. The food at Eleven looked really good and is not that pricey. Service is good.

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

I was not expecting this place when my friend mentioned there was an American art museum in Bentonville. The structure is amazing and all the art is worth while to see. The complimentary headsets are great and the fact that there is no admission fee is even more amazing. Accessible art for everyone! If you're in the area, make the... More

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Kimberling City, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

My wife and I made a short side trip on our anniversary, and chose to take in the Crystal Bridges Museum in Bentonville. Wow! Want a great great place. We arrived early and ate at the restaurant right inside the doors. The food was very good, and priced just right. The tour of the actual Museum was on your own,... More

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North Truro, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

This is a truly amazing experience from so many angles -- art, architecture, gardens, sculpture ... Truly not to be missed. I was skeptical before going. Art and Arkansas? Like nothing you have every experienced and it is free!

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

What a wonderful museum, what a lovely location, what a fun show - that is the State of the Arts show. One hundred plus young(ish) America artists, some clearly at their pinnacle, and some still climbing. Great mix of painting, photography, sculpture and video. Some clear appropriation of Mike Kelly, Donald Judd, Kehinde Wiley, Charlie Ray, even Yoko Ono. Lots... More

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Stafford, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Be sure and make the trip to Bentonville to the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art. Not only are there beautiful works of art in the building but the architecture and history of the building is awesome. There are trails and sculpture too. Worth the drive, the setting is beautiful!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

It was a fun visit. We enjoyed the variety of art and the food in the cafe (although a bit pricey). Admission is free. The gift shop offered variety. Nice place to visit.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

We loved Crystal Bridges and especially felt fortunate to have been there the weekend that the State of the Art exhibit opened. It is wonderful! We left feeling that there are so many talented artists in this country. Thanks to Crystal Bridges for having discovered them and giving us such an enjoyable experience. We love the architecture and surrounding paths... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

The architecture of this museum is spectacular. The permanent collection is somewhat weak but does include Norman Rockwell's "Rosie the Riveter" and the original Gilbert Stewart portrait of George Washington. It takes about 2 or 3 hours to see the entire museum. Admission is free.

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