Alice Walton is our Arkansan of the Year 

For bringing Crystal Bridges to her native state.

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A newspaper reporter recalls the thrill of discovering the public library, as a young boy in Fort Smith, Arkansas. A Carnegie library, it was. Did Andrew Carnegie say "Let them eat books?" Did the king of steel, the scourge of steelworkers, believe that he was buying his way into heaven? The boy would have thought the questions irrelevant even if he'd known who Carnegie was. Many years and thousands of books later, he's still never declined to read one because it came from a Carnegie library.

Speaking of Alice Walton, Crystal Bridges Museum Of American Art

  • 'State of the Art': Giving artists a national stage

    October 8, 2014
    An article on the Huff Post website by Mallika Rao is a nice recounting of the work that went into creating "State of the Art: Discovering American Art Now" at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art. The Arkansas Times' Art Bus rides again Nov. 8 to Crystal Bridges to see this show, which President Don Bacigalupi refers to in the article as "a truer image of the country" than, say, the Whitney Biennial (the art press has given the exhibit the nickname the "anti-Whitney."). The article names four artists in the show to prove that point. /more/
  • Art in America

    September 25, 2014
    Converging at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art. /more/
  • Texas blog Glasstire reviews "State of the Art"

    September 15, 2014
    So it won't be until November that I get to Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art's "State of the Art" exhibit, and by then it will have been reviewed by every publication in the free world. So I'm going to run the reviews other folks have written. /more/
  • Coming to Crystal Bridges in 2015: Jamie Wyeth exhibition

    July 29, 2014
    The Museum of Fine Arts Boston's exhibition "Jamie Wyeth," described as the first comprehensive retrospective of the artist's work, will travel to Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art next year. /more/
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