Art Trip to Crystal Bridges

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Why Arkansas? Mainly because of our private tours of the collection, sculpture trail and architecture of the celebrated Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art. Founded by philanthropist and arts patron Alice Walton and the Walton Family Foundation, Crystal Bridges houses one of the most lauded collections of American Art in the nation. The building was designed by world-renowned architect Moshe Safdie and its permanent collection spans five centuries of American masterworks ranging from the Colonial era to the current day. Sculpture and walking trails link the Museum's 120-acre park to downtown Bentonville, Arkansas.

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We will be staying at the exclusive 21C Museum Hotel, located on the northeast corner of the Bentonville town square and a short walk to Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art. Named #1 hot new hotel in the United States by,  21c Museum Hotel Bentonville is a 104-room boutique hotel, contemporary art museum and cultural center. We will also be visiting local artist studios, the Frank Lloyd Wright House and enjoying a meal at The Hive restaurant (led by executive chef Matthew McClure) and more! 

Price is $2200 per person (based on double occupancy) and includes 3 nights' hotel 21C Museum Hotel, transportation for all non-museum art activities, 1 group meal at the Hive Restaurant and all programming and private tour costs.

Trip does not include airfare or transportation to and from XNA airport.
Space is limited, first come, first serve.



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