Friends @ Home Art Docent Event | Crystal Bridges Museum Tour

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The Lantern Bearers, Maxfield Parrish, 1908

On March 25, 2021 at 2:00 PM Pacific, the Friends will sponsor a virtual tour of the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art.

The museum, located in Northwest Arkansas, was founded by philanthropist and art patron Alice Walton. It opened to the public on November 11, 2011. Its permanent collection spans five centuries of American Art, and includes such iconic images as Asher B. Durand’s “Kindred Spirits,” Norman Rockwell’s “Rosie the Riveter,” Andy Warhol’s “Coca Cola (3),” and Stuart Gilbert’s portrait of George Washington. The extensive collection also includes works by such notable artists as Georgia O’Keeffe, John Singer Sargent, Edward Hopper, Thomas Hart Benton, Jasper Johns, Jackson Pollock, Andrew Wyeth, and Grant Wood.

The museum emphasizes architecture in a way which is as stunning and inspirational as the artwork it contains. Designed by internationally renowned architect Moshe Safdie, its structures are meant to provide views of the surrounding landscape and play up the interaction between architecture, art, and nature. In addition to Safdie’s building, the grounds of the museum contain a relocated Frank Lloyd Wright house and a Buckminster Fuller dome.

An aerial view of Crystal Bridges

This tour will be different from the Friends of the Library’s other virtual events, in that it will be produced and broadcast over Zoom by the museum itself. A tour guide will be assigned by the museum, and a link to the event will be sent to us about a week before it is scheduled. We will forward the link to everyone who has requested to join the tour with us.