|View from the restaurant|
Wow! Amazing! Outstanding! Would you look at this? Mr. Bruce and I used all of these words during our recent visit to the Crystal Bridge Museum of American Art. There is something interesting and beautiful everywhere you look.
This very modern designed building sits in the middle of a wooded Arkansas hill surrounded with all of Mother Nature's finest. It takes its name from the Crystal Spring and the lovely bridge that connects the city of Bentonville, AR and the museum.
Crystal Bridge opened last fall and I have been following the website and their posts on Twitter and Facebook for almost a year. Please visit the website for full information. The information and photos are well worth a few minutes of one's time. Please click here.
I'd like to share some of our day. Bentonville, AR is about a two-hour drive from our house and a lovely drive. We don't have reason to go there often and am always talk about how much the area has grown since our last visit. (Bentonville is headquarters for Walmart.) We got there a few minutes before the 11am opening, found handicap parking space and started our delightful adventure like two little kids.
Speaking of little kids, there was a preschool activity going on. There were kids, moms, and strollers everywhere; also several of us using walkers and/or wheelchairs. Well-trained and cheerful volunteers were there to assist us and answer questions. It was truly a happy crowd.
There were two special exhibitions we wanted to see first, The Hudson River School: Nature and the American Vision