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An Interview with Alice Walton: Crystal Bridges An Expression of Love

by Jan Cottingham 3/31/2014 12:00 am

Articles about Alice Walton and Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art have tended to focus on big numbers: an $800 million endowment, hundreds of millions of dollars worth of artwork, 200,000 SF of museum space, 250,000 visitors expected to visit the Bentonville showplace yearly. What the stories haven’t done is explain why Walton, the only daughter of Wal-Mart founder Sam Walton, chose art as her way to give not just to northwest Arkansas but to the entire world.

Crystal Bridges, Esse Purse Museums Get Nods from Huffington Post

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/3/2014 12:00 am

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.