Sunday, March 11, 2012

Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Arkansas

We spent the day at the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville, Arkansas. It was a really beautiful place. The architecture alone is stunning, much less the artwork contained inside. And, it's free to visit, on top of that.

Surrounding it are beautiful trails to walk, but it was too rainy today.

It's a series of connected buildings, built around a pool. I loved the setting.

We did feel a little bit like we were at Star Fleet Command. Fortunately, none of us were wearing a red shirt.

 The rain just added to the day. I took this photo of one of the rails as we were walking out.

I am not as familiar with American art as I am with impressionism, so I need to educate myself a bit and then return. I was introduced to some new artists today and reminded of others that I appreciate, but don't often think about.

Beauty abounds.

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