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Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art

Thursday, February 8, 2018

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Over Martin Luther King Day, we took a mini trip to Bentonville, Arkansas. Three hours south of us, Bentonville is known because it is the birthplace of Walmart. There is a Walmart Museum, an art museum, and a hands-on science museum, all of which we visited. We went to the museum when we first arrived in town, and we all really enjoyed it and want to go back! There is an outdoor art trail which we walked on a bit, but would be best to visit in warmer weather. Best of all, it is free to visit!

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Stainless steel tree, title: Yield.

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Large spider, title: Maman. There are “eggs” inside the spider’s abdomen!

We headed inside first, with more outdoor exploration later!


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I really liked this hanging heart, and the reflection of the ceiling you could see inside of it. Title: Hanging Heart.

One of those weird pieces of art you find in modern museums – a wood floor covered with green candy.

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We spent some time with the candy, and then moved on! I was intrigued by these pieces, which stood in the middle of the exhibit.

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Title: Artist Considers the 21st Century Implications of Psychosis as Public Health Crisis or, Critical/Comedic Analysis into the Pathophysiology of Psychosis.

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Title: White Naptha Soap or, Contemporary Lessons in Shapeshifting.

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Title: Black Balloon.

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Title: Lunar Rendezvous—Circle of Flowers.

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Title: Man on a Bench.

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Untitled.

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Title: Dropped Bra (Big Maquette).

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Coca-Cola by Andy Warhol.

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Title: The Tower.

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Title: The Bathers.

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Rosie The Riveter by Norman Rockwell.

I loved this Big Red Lens (that’s the title!) and had to take photos of it from various angles.

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Title: Walking to Boras.

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Title: Sappho.

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Made from tar paper, glue, crepe paper, poplar, and foam. Title: Jerome E. Drakeford.


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Title: Jimson Weed / White Flower No. 1 by Georgia O’Keeffe.

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Title: Depression Bread Line by George Segal.

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Simon also wanted to line up with them.

At this point, we went outside for a bit.

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This is the Fly’s Eye Dome.

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We walked on the trail and found a geocache (not pictured).

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Reminded me of Wilbur from Charlotte’s Web, but this is Stella.

The area would be very nice in warmer weather!

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I was so excited to see this Love! It’s by the same artist as the sculpture in Philadelphia.

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Title: Mille-fleur.

This is Frank Lloyd Wright’s Bachman-Wilson House. No photos are allowed inside, but we took an audio tour!

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Back inside, I loved this rainbow fiber installment which Gabbie said looked like unicorn hair!

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Title: Plexus No. 27.

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Title: Au Café (Synchromy)

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Left: Dandelion from the Hilton Hotel, Denver Colorado. Right: Loopy Doopy (orange and green) and Simon!

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Untitled.

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Title: Quarantania.

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Untitled.

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Title: Airborn.

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Made from buttons! Title: Bluffs.

The building itself is very cool looking.

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Lest you think I took photos of every piece of art, two of the galleries were not even open! I think you can understand why I want to go back to Crystal Bridges again!

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