Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Arkansas

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When I was in Arkansas last month, I visited Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art. Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art opened in 2011 and features more than 450 American masterworks from Colonial times to the present day. There are twelves galleries in four separate buildings.  There are also more than three miles of walking trails that feature outdoor sculptures and naturally landscaped areas. Admission is free to everyone.

Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art

Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art

George Washington oil on canvas by Charles Willson Peale

Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art

Rosie the Riveter oil on canvas by Norman Rockwell

Crystal Bridges is open Monday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday from 11am to 6pm and Wednesday and Friday from 11am to 9pm. The Muscium is closed on Tuesdays. The Museum offers regular tours but I enjoyed simply wandering through the museum on my own.

Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art
600 Museum Way
Bentonvilla AR 72712



  1. Loving Rosie the Riveter!!  
  2. Laura O in AK says
    I enjoy just walking through museums on my own, too.
  3. paula schuck says
    Great pictures! I am with Tonya and I love Rosie the Riveter!
  4. I'm loving Rosie!
  5. Very nice! I love to visit art museums, but my kids always want to rush through and get it over with.
  6. Diana @ Toronto Teacher Mom says
    I totally love that Norman Rockwell painting! Never seen it before.
  7. Bella Vida Letty says
    Visiting museums are one of my favorite things to do.  I always leave so inspired. 
  8. Robin Wilson says
    How wonderful to see such historical works of art!  I love Norman Rockwell and would really like to see some of his work up close and personal.  I wish we had a museum like that near here.
  9. I like to meander through the museums too. You've come across some nice paintings here.
  10. Kristin Wheeler (Mama Luvs Books) says
    This museum is amazing! SoFab Con had an event there!!!
  11. Maryann D. says
    My daughter is an artist so we have visited lots of great museums in NYC.  The pictures are terrific and I am sure a great time was had.
  12. Tiffany C. (Fabulous Mom Blog) says
    Love your photo next to Rosie the Riveter, very cool.
  13. I love museums and the two painting you selected! :)
  14. I love walking through art museums. Cannot wait until I can one day take my kids (could be a while!)
  15. Eli@coachdaddy says
    You appear to have gotten Rosie's attention, Ellen. 
  16. I haven't been to a good art museum in forever, this makes me want to find one!
  17. I've actually never been to Arkansas! Shame I didn't travel as much in the US when we lived there. 

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