Advertise With Us

Crystal Bridges Museum Named One of World's "Hottest Travel Destinations of 2012"

4 January 2012
Gallery view.  Courtesy Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art.
Gallery view. Courtesy Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art.
  • Frank Weston Benson (1862-1951) Summer Day, 1911.  Oil on canvas, 36 1/8 x 32 1/8 in.  (91.8 x 81.6 cm).  Courtesy Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentonville, Arkansas.  Photography by Dwight Primiano.  © Estate of Frank Weston Benson / Licensed by Faith Andrews Bedford, St.  Petersburg, FL

    Frank Weston Benson (1862-1951) Summer Day, 1911. Oil on canvas, 36 1/8 x 32 1/8 in. (91.8 x 81.6 cm). Courtesy Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentonville, Arkansas. Photography by Dwight Primiano. © Estate of Frank Weston Benson / Licensed by Faith Andrews Bedford, St. Petersburg, FL

    © Estate of Frank Weston Benson / Licensed by Faith Andrews Bedford, St. Petersburg, FL

The Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, founded by Wal-Mart Stores Inc. heiress Alice Walton in her family's hometown of Bentonville, Arkansas, has attracted about 90,000 visitors since it opened in November.

Museum officials hope that increased exposure, and changing exhibitions, will draw more crowds. In its favor, the museum, with its focus on American art from the colonial era to the present, was the only U.S. location listed in Travel and Leisure magazine's "Hottest Travel Destinations of 2012."


More News Feed Headlines
John Sloan, "Fourteenth Street at Sixth Avenue" Detroit Institute of Arts.
During the height of the Great Depression, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt rolled out the unprecedented New Deal Program for millions of unemployed Americans. For people who could prove they were poor and an artist there was the tantalizing incentive of $42 per week to produce art. Now, the U.S government is trying to track down...
Cover of ARTnews
Billed as the world's oldest art magazine, ARTnews has announced that it will be sold to Russian-owned Skate Capital Group, a private asset management company.
Winslow Homer's 1875 "Milking Time" has been removed from the Delaware Art Museum database fueling speculation that the work will be sold.
A prized painting by American artist Winslow Homer may be one of four works to be sold by the Delaware Art Museum in order to replenish its endowment and pay off debt.
Jeff Koons
A 40-inch egg by Jeff Koons has already cracked $360,000 in an ongoing charity auction of 260 jumbo eggs commissioned by Fabergé. The Big Egg Hunt auction hosted online by Paddle8 is also...