Highlights of the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art Collection

Iconic masterpieces along with gems by lesser-known artists are set to draw American art and history lovers to a new destination this fall. Notable fresh acquistions--from Mary Cassatt to Jackson Pollock--are creating buzz for the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, scheduled to open on Nov. 11, in Bentonville, Arkansas.

On display will be some 450 works from the American art collection, representing the colonial period to the present, assembled by Wal-Mart heiress Alice Walton, in 200,000-square-feet of curvaceous, light-filled buildings designed by architect Moshe Safdie. View the slideshow for a sneak peek of collection highlights.

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 Thomas Moran (1837-1926) Valley of the Catawissa in Autumn, ca.  1862.  Oil on canvas, 39 3/4 x 63 1/2 in.  (101 x 161.3 cm).  Courtesy Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentonville, Arkansas.  Photography by Steven Watson.  Gallery view.  Courtesy Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art. Exterior view.  Courtesy Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art. Winslow Homer (1836-1910) The Return of the Gleaner, 1867.  Oil on canvas, 24 x 18 in.  (61 x 45.7 cm).  Courtesy Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art.  Photography courtesy Sotheby's.  Martin Johnson Heade (1819-1904) Amethyst Woodstar, ca.  1863 - 1864.  Oil on canvas, 12 1/4 x 10 in.  (31.1 x 25.4 cm).  Courtesy Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentonville, Arkansas.  Photography by Dwight Primiano.  Mary Cassatt, The Reader, 1877.  Oil on canvas, 32 x 25 1/2 in.  (81.3 x 64.8 cm).  Courtesy of Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art.  Photography by Robert LaPrelle Thomas Moran (1837-1926) Green River, Wyoming, 1878.  Oil on panel, 11 1/2 x 36 in.  (29.2 x 91.4 cm).  Courtesy Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art.  Photography by Robert LaPrelle.  Alfred Henry Maurer (1868-1932) Jeanne, ca.  1904.  Oil on canvas, 74 3/4 x 39 3/8 in.  (189.9 x 100 cm).  Courtesy Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art.  Photography by Robert LaPrelle Josef Albers (1888-1976) Homage to the Square: Joy, 1964.  Oil on board,48 x 48 in.  (121.9 x 121.9 cm).  Courtesy Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentonville, Arkansas.  Photography by Dwight Primiano.  © The Josef and Anni Albers Foundation / Licensed by Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York.  Chuck Close (born 1940) Clinton Triptych, 2009.  Pigment prints.  Panel 1: 46 x 35 in.  (116.8 x 88.9 cm).  Panel 2: 46 x 35 in.  (116.8 x 88.9 cm).  Panel 3: 46 x 35 in.  (116.8 x 88.9 cm).  Edition 1/10.  Courtesy Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentonville, Arkansas.  Photography by Steven Watson.  © Chuck Close / Licensed by The Pace/MacGill Gallery, New York, NY Eastman Johnson (1824-1906) Cranberry Pickers, Nantucket, ca.  1879.  Oil on canvas, 19 x 43 1/2 in.  (48.3 x 110.5 cm).  Courtesy Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentonville, Arkansas.  Photography by Amon Carter Museum of American Art.  Edmonia Lewis (1844- aft.  1911) The Old Arrow Maker, ca.  1866 - 1872.  Marble 20 x 14 x 14 in.  (50.8 x 35.6 x 35.6 cm).  Courtesy Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art.  Photography courtesy Sotheby's.  Maurice Brazil Prendergast (1858-1924)People on the Beach: Revere Beach, ca.  1896-1897.  Watercolor on paper, 13 1/2 x 9 3/4 in.  (34.3 x 24.8 cm).  Courtesy Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentonville, Arkansas.  Photography by Dwight Primiano.  Joseph Stella (1877-1946) Red Flower, 1929.  Oil on canvas, 57 1/2 x 38 1/4 in.  (146.1 x 97.2 cm).  Courtesy Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentonville, Arkansas.  Photography by Dwight Primiano.  Andrew Wyeth (1917-2009) Airborne, 1996.  Tempera on panel, 40 x 48 in.  (101.6 x 121.9 cm).  Courtesy Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art.  Photography by Robert LaPrelle.  © Estate of Andrew Wyeth / Licensed by Andrew Wyeth Office, Chadds Ford, PA

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