Most people aren’t going to associate ‘Arkansas’ and ‘Art’. But Walmart fortune heiress Alice Walton is doing exactly that with the opening of the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville, Arkansas.
Walton has amassed a vast trove of art over the years – much of it purchased from private collectors, so it has never been available to the public. Much of her collection will be on display in the new Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art. The museum’s works cover a wide range of American art – from colonial all the way to contemporary and modern. The museum’s goal is to “explore the unfolding story of America by actively collecting, exhibiting, interpreting, and preserving outstanding works that illuminate our heritage and artistic possibilities.”
The museum is located in Bentonville, a town of 35,000. It sites on a 120 acre site, and will include 3.5 miles of trails that wind through streams, ponds, wetlands, native plants, and sculptures.
Learn more about Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art by visiting their website.