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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.

Bentonville Stresses Its Small-Town Feel

by Marty Cook 3/17/2014 12:00 am

A series of new planned developments in Bentonville has planned — or has already been put into action — is adding new life for its downtown area. The Thrive apartments are set to open by the end of this year in what the city calls its Arts District.

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.

Crystal Bridges Buys Jeff Koons Hanging Heart Sculpture

by Jan Cottingham 2/13/2014 10:50 am

Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art on Thursday announced that it had bought a sculpture by the sometimes controversial Jeff Koons, one of the world's most famous living artists.

Relocation of Historic Frank Lloyd Wright House to Crystal Bridges a First

by Jan Cottingham 2/10/2014 12:00 am

In a few weeks, a fully dismantled structure designed by Frank Lloyd Wright will be carefully loaded into vehicles provided by J.B. Hunt Transport Services Inc. and moved some 1,300 miles west to Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville. It will then be carefully unloaded, moved to its new home on the museum's 120 acres and reassembled, piece by numbered piece.

UA Students at Fay Jones School of Architecture Getting 'The Wright Stuff'

by Jan Cottingham 2/10/2014 12:00 am

The move of the Bachman Wilson House to the grounds of Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art is presenting opportunities for students of the Fay Jones School of Architecture at the University of Arkansas.

House Designed by Frank Lloyd Wright Will Move to Crystal Bridges

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/15/2014 01:51 pm

Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville has acquired a Frank Lloyd Wright Usonian house, known as the Bachman Wilson House, in Somerset County, N.J. The museum will move the house to Bentonville.

Connecticut Painter Finds Everyday Art in Walmart

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/13/2014 12:00 am

What began with one artist trying to make a living has evolved into a national art initiative involving hundreds of thousands of schoolchildren.

$10M Walton Family Grant Fuels Amazeum Capital Campaign

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/6/2013 09:08 am

A $10 million matching grant from the Walton Family Foundation is fueling a $28.5 million capital campaign for the Amazeum, a planned interactive family museum to be located near Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville.

21c Museum Hotel Ranked Among TripAdvisor's 'Hot' New Hotels Lists

by Lance Turner 10/15/2013 07:41 am

21c Museum Hotel in Bentonville is ranked among TripAdvisor's "hot" new hotels in the U.S. and around the world.

Crystal Bridges Brings Stieglitz Collection to NWA

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/30/2013 12:00 am

The $30 million art-sharing agreement reached last year between Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art and Fisk University culminated almost six years of legal wrangling.

Alice Walton Is On the Cover of Forbes Magazine

by Lance Turner 9/21/2013 07:00 am

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

Crystal Bridges Names Dina Wood Director of Development

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/10/2013 02:10 pm

Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville says Dina Wood of Springdale has been named director of development.

USA Today Visits Bentonville's Crystal Bridges, Notes Snack Foods

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/8/2013 12:00 am

USA Today last week published a big piece on Bentonville about the changes wrought by Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art.

Duane Hanson Sculpture Surprising Crystal Bridges Visitors

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/27/2013 12:00 am

Sculptor Duane Hanson's "Man on a Bench" brings art closer to life.

Rod Bigelow on Keeping a Full Palette at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/20/2013 12:00 am

Rod Bigelow was promoted to executive director of the Bentonville museum in February upon the promotion of former Executive Director Don Bacigalupi to the new position of museum president.

After Crystal Bridges, Bentonville Looks Toward Children's Museum

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/29/2013 12:00 am

The movement to provide more arts and entertainment options in northwest Arkansas continues to gain momentum, specifically in Bentonville. Home to the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art and a proposed Walton Arts Center campus, the city is also the planned location of a children's museum.

Checking in With Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/22/2013 12:00 am

The Art Newspaper publishes an annual list of the top 100 art museums in the world as measured by attendance. Though northwest Arkansas' own doesn't crack the list (topped by the Louvre, New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art and the British Museum), it does get a nice mention.

List of Highest-paid Nonprofit Employees Dominated By Doctors

by Gwen Moritz 3/25/2013 12:00 am

This week Arkansas Business premieres a new list of the state's highest-paid nonprofit employees, which reveals that nonprofit hospital executives and physicians can be well-paid.

Arkansas Tourism: Another View (Joe David Rice Commentary)

by Joe David Rice 3/4/2013 12:00 am

It never hurts to take a look at yourself or your location through the eyes of others. I was reminded of this adage as the last of the 560 guests from the Travel South Showcase left Arkansas in late February following their convention in Little Rock.