Art lovers, here is an invitation for you! Reserve yourself in 2010 for making a visit to Bentonville, Arkansas. Why? To adore the unveiling of Crystal Bridges, the art museum designed and erected by Wal-Mart heiress Alice Walton. Photographers you too book your schedule as it is an interesting opportunity to ink a neat deal.
Walton is all focused on creating this national art museum devoted to American artists from the majestic period to the current. In 2005, Walton outshined by over bidding a couple of East Coast museums paying a wealthy amount for the 1849 Asher B. Durand work “Kindred Spirits.” While there is a lot raising eyebrows at this art work but then we others appreciating the project both for the inspiring personality of Walton’s anthology and for her choice of installing the masterpiece in here against the pleasing locations of prominent art museums.
Architect Moshe Safdie have very elegantly arranged this glass and light wood structure around two ponds at the center of the complex, spread over by bridges. The structure is set on about 100 acres of Ozarks forest, bestowed by the Walton family. Visitors will pursue a track throughout the woods to a hummock that overlooks the pavilions. And right from the knoll, glass elevators guide visitors to a patio with a glass foyer offering a view of the water.
The museum will offer 34,000 sq feet of exposition space counting cafe, performance hall, and library and research center. It is being said that crystal bridges would surely witness the presence of almost 250,000 visitors a year, once it’s launched.
Via MSNBC/ Luxist