Crystal Bridges, Esse Purse Museums Get Nods from Huffington Post

by Arkansas Business Staff  on Monday, Mar. 3, 2014 12:00 am  

Clockwise from left: Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville, Esse Purse Museum in Little Rock and 21c Museum Hotel in Bentonville.

The Huffington Post recently christened “the world’s hottest museums for 2014.”

And two Arkansas institutions were on the list: Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville and Esse Purse Museum on South Main in downtown Little Rock.

It also mentioned the 21c Museum Hotel, also in Bentonville, which, the Huffington Post said, “wows guests with edgy 21st-century sculptures, paintings, and multimedia art in its contemporary digs, now the ‘in’ spot in Bentonville.”

In touting the attractions of Crystal Bridges, the Post mentions its “new architectural element,” the Frank Lloyd Wright-designed Bachman Wilson House in Millstone, N.J., which is being moved to the museum grounds.

As for the Purse Museum, it had this to say: “Set in an emerging neighborhood filled with boutiques and trendy eateries, Esse Purse Museum celebrates the art and history of women’s handbags. And the best part is that it sells fabulous purses too.”

 

 

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