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Rod Bigelow

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Crystal Bridges Gets $7M From Walmart Foundation to Continue Free Admission

More than 10.8 million people have visited Crystal Bridges and the Momentary since the museum opened in 2011 thanks to Walmart’s initial investment in the free admission endowment. read more >
This aerial photo shows some of the groundwork that has taken place to prepare the grounds of the museum for its 100,000-SF expansion.
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100,000-SF Crystal Bridges Expansion UnderwayLock Icon

The expansion will "supercharge" the institution, said Rod Bigelow, the Bentonville museum’s executive director. read more >
Visitors to the museum view some of its iconic works, including Norman Rockwell’s “Rosie the Riveter.”
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Crystal Bridges Gets $10M Gift to Expand, Diversify Internship Program

The gift from the Alice L. Walton Foundation will help recruit interns from underrepresented communities and evaluate the program's impact. read more >
Olivia Walton
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Olivia Walton Replaces Alice Walton as Crystal Bridges Board Leader

She takes over as the museum embarks on a 100,000-SF expansion with an estimated cost of over $100 million. read more >
Alice Walton says seeing people engage with the museum has brought her “a new level of joy.”
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Crystal Bridges at TenLock Icon

After a decade, the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art is seen as a catalyst for northwest Arkansas development. read more >
Moshe Safdie, founder of Safdie Architects, and Alice Walton, founder of Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art and board chairperson, will oversee an expansion of the museum in Bentonville.
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Alice Walton’s Crystal Bridges Plans 100,000-SF Expansion

Alice Walton's Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art says it will expand the museum by 50%, adding nearly 100,000 SF to the 200,000-SF facility in Bentonville. read more >
The COVID-19 pandemic dropped the Momentary’s expected attendance by 40%.
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Momentum Delayed Momentary MuseumLock Icon

The Momentary opened to great fanfare in February 2020 in Bentonville, celebrating itself as the relaxed “living room” contemporary art satellite museum of the famed Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art. Then the COVID-19 pandemic hit. read more >
Alice Walton, founder of Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art and Art Bridges
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Walton’s Whole Health Institute Destined for Crystal Bridges Campus

Alice Walton’s nonprofit Whole Health Institute will be designed by famed Fayetteville architect Marlon Blackwell and will be located on the grounds of Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville. read more >
Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville is one Arkansas attraction advertised by Brand USA overseas. President Trump’s 2018 budget proposal would divert $100 million away from the program.
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Windgate Foundation’s $17.5M to Fund Crafts at Crystal Bridges

The Windgate Foundation has provided a $17.5 million gift to Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, to fund a dedicated position, research, programmatic support and an acquisitions fund that will bring craft objects into the museum’s permanent collection. read more >
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Crystal Bridges Announces $2M Gift, Vision For Momentary

Walmart Inc. of Bentonville donates $2 million to The Momentary, a new contemporary arts venue by Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art scheduled to open in early 2020. read more >
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Crystal Bridges Announces Director, Name of New Arts Venue

Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art has announced Lieven Bertels, a native of Belgium with a background in international arts festivals, as director of its new arts venue being developed in a former Kraft Foods plant in downtown Bentonville. read more >
"Trane," from 1969 by William T. Williams.
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Crystal Bridges to Debut ‘Art in the Age of Black Power’ Exhibit

The Bentonville museum announces its exhibition schedule for 2018. read more >
Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art at night. The museum is renowned for its grounds and architecture as well as its collection.
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At 5, Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art Transforms Bentonville

There are any number of ways to try to gauge the impact — economic and otherwise — Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art has had on Bentonville, on Arkansas and beyond since its opening Nov. 11, 2011. read more >
Pablo Picasso's Seated Woman in a Chemise.
Tourism

Art by Picasso, Haas to Show at Crystal Bridges Starting Friday

Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art announces the installation of several major loans, including Pablo Picasso's "Seated Woman in Chemise (1923)," on loan from the Tate Modern in London; and Philip Haas' "The Four Seasons (2011)," on loan from Sonnabend Gallery on behalf of the artist. read more >
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Crystal Bridges to Turn Bentonville Kraft Plant into Art Space

Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art said Tuesday that it will turn a decommissioned, 63,000-SF Kraft Foods plant in Bentonville into a visual and performing art space. read more >

Arkansas Business Power List 2016: Nonprofits

A nonprofits resource to help navigate the leadership of the largest Arkansas companies or institutions. read more >
Jill Wagar
Nonprofits

Crystal Bridges Announces Chief Strategy Officer

Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art on Tuesday announced several appointments relating to museum development and fundraising, including that of chief strategy officer, a new position. read more >
Nonprofits / Tourism

Walton Report Explores Cultural Offerings in Northwest Arkansas

Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art elevated northwest Arkansas' cultural prominence when it opened in 2011, and now the Walton Family Foundation is exploring ways to build off of that momentum. read more >
Nonprofits / Tourism

Crystal Bridges Announces Major Purchases, Including Works by Whistler, Maya Lin

Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art announces several major acquisitions, including a painting by James McNeill Whistler and a special commission to Maya Lin, the designer of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington. read more >
Scott Eccleston, Crystal Bridges’ director of grounds and facilities, says the reassembly of the Bachman Wilson House, designed by famed architect Frank Lloyd Wright and moved from New Jersey, is nearly complete and the house should be open to tours by this fall.
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Crystal Bridges: Bachman-Wilson House to Open Nov. 11

Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville said Wednesday that it plans to open the Frank Lloyd Wright-designed Bachman-Wilson House on Nov. 11. read more >