Crystal Bridges: The Setting

Jill M. Rohrbach
 
I am so excited about the opening of Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art on 11-11-11. 
 
Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art is located in Bentonville in northwest Arkansas and the Ozark Mountains Region of The Natural State. Its mission is “to welcome all to celebrate the American spirit in a setting that unites the power of art with the beauty of landscape. We explore the unfolding story of America by actively collecting, exhibiting, interpreting, and preserving outstanding works that illuminate our heritage and artistic possibilities.”
 
The museum takes its name from a nearby natural spring and the bridge construction incorporated in the building. It’s a seven-acre campus on 120 forested acres. The structure itself is a work of art against what is at this time of year a canvas of beautiful and brilliant fall foliage.
 
So in addition to the masterpieces held inside the museum, you can discover and explore of the art of nature via numerous pedestrian and bicycle trails meandering through the grounds. Outdoor sculptures can also be found.

Click here to take a look at photos that show the construction of the building and how it fits so perfectly into the hillside.

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