J.B. Hunt Gives Crystal Bridges $1 Million

by Arkansas Business Staff  on Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2011 10:24 am  

J.B. Hunt Transport Services Inc. of Lowell announced Friday a $1 million gift to Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville.

The publicly traded logistics company said the money is designated for the Next Generation Fund, an endowment established to help give the community better access to the museum.

"The Next Generation Fund supports programs and initiatives that subsidize educational opportunities, promote the sustainability of the museum's trails and grounds, and allow unhindered public access to the museum," J.B. Hunt said in a news release.

"We are very excited about the future of Crystal Bridges and its impact on our region," John N. Roberts, III, the company's president and CEO, said. "We are thrilled to be a part of a program that addresses social, educational and economic barriers that would otherwise limit our community's access to the museum and its offerings."

Crystal Bridges opened Friday and houses a permanent collection that spans five centuries of American artwork. Among the pieces in the museum's collection are "Rosie the Riveter" by Norman Rockwell and Asher B. Durand's "Kindred Spirits."

 

 

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