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Wal-Mart heiress brings art to the heartland
Contemporary American artist Devorah Sperber’s “After The Last Supper,” composed of 20,736 spools of thread and viewed through a transparent sphere, is exhibited at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville, Ark. It’s regarded as the most important museum to open in the United States in decades.
Crystal Bridges Museum patrons look at a sculpture by Evan Penny titled “Old Self: Portrait of the Artist as He Will (Not) Be. Variation #2.” More than 175,000 people have visited the museum since it opened in November.
Andy Warhol’s “Dolly Parton,” a synthetic polymer paint and silkscreen ink on canvas completed in 1985, is on display at the museum. The museum is filled with artwork from Wal-Mart heiress Alice Walton’s collection.
“George Washington,” an oil on canvas painting made between 1780 and 1782 by Charles Willson Peale, is part of the Crystal Bridges collection.
An upside-down suspension bridge makes up the architecture of the cafeteria at Crystal Bridges.
If You Go

CRYSTAL BRIDGES MUSEUM OF AMERICAN ART: 600 Museum Way, Bentonville, Ark.; www.crystalbridges.org; (479) 418-5700. Closed Tuesdays. Other days open 11 a.m.-6 p.m. and until 9 p.m. Wednesdays and Fridays. Trails and grounds open sunrise to sunset. Free admission. Free audio tours: “Collection Highlights” (two hours), “Wonder World” (one hour) and “Architecture” (45 minutes).
GETTING THERE: Northwest Arkansas Regional Airport in Bentonville (XNA) is served by Allegiant, American Airlines/American Eagle, Continental Express, Delta, US Airways Express and United, with flights to many major U.S. cities. By car, use exit 88 from Interstate 540. For GPS and online mapping, use 599 NE J St. Free parking. Located about 200 miles from Little Rock or Kansas City, and about 350 miles from Dallas or Memphis.

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Contemporary American artist Devorah Sperber’s “After The Last Supper,” composed of 20,736 spools of thread and viewed through a transparent sphere, is exhibited at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville, Ark. It’s regarded as the most important museum to open in the United States in decades.
Crystal Bridges Museum patrons look at a sculpture by Evan Penny titled “Old Self: Portrait of the Artist as He Will (Not) Be. Variation #2.” More than 175,000 people have visited the museum since it opened in November.
Andy Warhol’s “Dolly Parton,” a synthetic polymer paint and silkscreen ink on canvas completed in 1985, is on display at the museum. The museum is filled with artwork from Wal-Mart heiress Alice Walton’s collection.
“George Washington,” an oil on canvas painting made between 1780 and 1782 by Charles Willson Peale, is part of the Crystal Bridges collection.
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An upside-down suspension bridge makes up the architecture of the cafeteria at Crystal Bridges.
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