Tagged: alice walton

Alice Walton Honored by Smithsonian's Archives of American Art

by Jan Cottingham 10/21/2013 10:35 am

Alice Walton, founder of Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, will be honored on Tuesday in New York with the Archives of American Art Medal.

Alice Walton Is On the Cover of Forbes Magazine

by Lance Turner 9/21/2013 7:00 am

Wal-Mart heiress, philanthropist and the founder of Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Alice Walton, is on the cover of Forbes magazine.

Forbes 400 List of Richest People Includes 10 with Arkansas Ties

by Mark Carter 9/17/2013 9:38 am

The 2013 Forbes 400 list of the country's richest people includes 10 with close Arkansas ties. Wal-Mart heiress Christy Walton leads the list of Arkansans and those with close ties to the state.

Oscar de la Renta, Anna Wintour Attend Event at Clinton Presidential Center

by Amanda Hoelzeman 7/9/2013 12:00 pm

Special guests Oscar de la Renta, Anna Wintour and Bill, Hillary and Chelsea Clinton attended an invitation-only event at the Clinton Presidential Center to celebrate the opening of the "Oscar de la Renta: American Icon" exhibit this week. See what we captured!

Crystal Bridges Promotes Don Bacigalupi to Museum President, Rod Bigelow to Director

by Jan Cottingham 2/12/2013 10:56 am

The board of Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art has announced top leadership changes.

Arkansas Business: Best Quotes of 2012

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/24/2012 12:00 am

From John L. Smith’s pep talk to reporters to U.S. District Judge Bill Wilson’s withering remarks to out-of-line prosecutors, they said it all in 2012.

A List of Wal-Mart Black Friday Protest Sites

by Lance Turner 11/21/2012 11:08 am

As Black Friday approaches, so too does the threat of employee walk-outs and protests against Wal-Mart Stores Inc. of Bentonville, the world's largest retailer. Here's where protesters plan to make their voices heard.

Walton Foundation to Give Arkansas Arts Center $1 Million

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/27/2012 2:58 pm

Arkansas Arts Center Executive Director Todd Herman says the center will receive a $1 million donation from The Walton Family Foundation to be distributed over the next 10 years.

Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art Brings Together Nature With Classics

by Amanda Hoelzeman 7/23/2012 12:00 am

Nestled among 120 acres of Ozark woodlands in Bentonville, Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art is more than a museum — it’s a destination, an economic development tool and a mesmerizing tribute to the history of American art, whose significance extends far beyond the borders of The Natural State.

Wealth Created by Wal-Mart Supports Massive Philanthropic Efforts in Arkansas

by Jan Cottingham 7/2/2012 12:00 am

Wal-Mart made a number of Arkansans very rich, and that wealth has been manifested in billions of dollars worth of gifts to educational, medical and cultural institutions in the state.

Wal-Mart at 50: A Not-So-Short History Of the World’s Largest Retailer

by Eric Francis 7/2/2012 12:00 am

The lessons Sam Walton learned during those early, successful years of Wal-Mart allowed him to build the most successful retail chain in history. And just like the times that he took his planes up to search for potential Wal-Mart sites, it was Mr. Sam himself who was behind the stick, deciding which direction to go.

Photos: Reaction to Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art Gratifies Alice Walton

by Karen Martin 10/24/2011 2:27 pm

Alice Walton told journalists at a media tour Monday that her greatest surprise in the journey toward completion of Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art had been the public reaction to her brainchild. "I never expected people to be so excited," the Wal-Mart heiress said.

Alice Walton: Crystal Bridges Museum is About Love of Art, History, Country and Family

by Karen Martin 9/29/2011 12:21 pm

Stories about Alice Walton and the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art tend to concentrate on square footage and dollar signs. 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 also to the entire world.

Crystal Bridges Museum: For Alice Walton, It's About Love—of Art, History, Country and Family

by Jan Cottingham 9/29/2011 12:00 am

Articles about Alice Walton and the 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 square feet of museum space, 250,000 people expected to visit the Bentonville showplace yearly. Alice Walton loves art; she finds it transformative, spiritual. She loves American history, and American art tells the American story. She wants to share these loves.

Arkansas Welcomes Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art

by Amanda Hoelzeman 7/11/2011 12:00 am

Nestled among 120 acres of Ozark woodlands in Bentonville, Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art is more than a museum; it’s a destination, an economic development tool and a mesmerizing tribute to the history of American art, whose significance extends far beyond the borders of The Natural State.

More From Alice Walton on Crystal Bridges, In This Week's New Yorker

by Karen Martin 6/20/2011 2:30 pm

Alice Walton chatted with The New York Times last week about the art museum she's building in Bentonville. This week she has a similar conversation with Rebecca Mead of the New Yorker.

Alice Walton Talks About Crystal Bridges With The New York Times

by Karen Martin 6/16/2011 12:58 pm

In a rare interview, Alice L. Walton talks to the New York Times about her Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, under construction now in Bentonville. Also: Watch the museum take shape in our photo gallery.

Crystal Bridges Museum Reports on Progress

by Karen Martin 9/15/2010 4:04 pm

Employees of the fledgling Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville gave a sneak peek tour to media and select members of the northwest Arkansas business community Wednesday (Sept. 15), according to ArkansasBusiness.com.