Crystal Bridges

Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art

  • Bentonville, Arkansas
  • USA

About the Museum


Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art

Interior View, Crystal Bridges

Interior View, Crystal Bridges

Interior View, Crystal Bridges

Interior View, Crystal Bridges

Interior View, Crystal Bridges

Interior View, Crystal Bridges

Founded by Wal-Mart heiress Alice Walton, Crystal Bridges Museum of Art opened in 2011, taking its name from a nearby natural spring. Its permanent collection of American masterworks dates back to the colonial era, and includes iconic works such as Asher B. Durand’s Kindred Spirits, Norman Rockwell’s Rosie the Riveter and Andy Warhol’s Coca-Cola as well as some major works by modern artists such as Georgia O’Keeffe, John Baldessari and James Turrell. Nestled within 120 acres of parkland filled with sculpture and walking trails, the museum seeks to “celebrate the American spirit in a setting that unites the power of art with the beauty of nature”.

Collection Highlights


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Charles Willson Peale

George Washington, ca. 1780-1782
Jimson Weed/White Flower No. 1

Georgia O’Keeffe

Jimson Weed/ White Flower No. 1, 1932
Kerry James Marshall Our Town

Kerry James Marshall

Our Town, 1995
Flag Jasper Johns

Jasper Johns

Flag, 1983
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Nick Cave

Soundsuit, 2010
Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art: Collection Highlights
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Charles Willson Peale
George Washington
ca. 1780-1782
Oil on canvas
50 x 40 in. (127 x 101.6 cm)
Photography by Amon Carter Museum of American Art

Charles Willson Peale

George Washington, ca. 1780-1782
Jimson Weed/White Flower No. 1

Georgia O’Keeffe
Jimson Weed/ White Flower No. 1, 1932
Oil on canvas
48 x 40 in.
Courtesy of Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentonville, Arkansas. Photo by This image is only authorized for uses pertaining to the publication of information regardingCrystal Bridges Museum of American Art.

Georgia O’Keeffe

Jimson Weed/ White Flower No. 1, 1932
Kerry James Marshall Our Town

Kerry James Marshall
Our Town
1995
Acrylic and collage on canvas
101 x 143 in. (256.5 x 363.2 cm)
Photography by Vancouver Art Gallery

Kerry James Marshall

Our Town, 1995
Flag Jasper Johns

Jasper Johns
Flag, 1983
Encaustic on silk flag on canvas
11 5/8 in. × 17 1/2 in.
This image is only authorized for uses pertaining to the publication of information regarding Flag, 1983, by Jasper Johns.

Jasper Johns

Flag, 1983
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Hasselblad H3D, James Prinz Photography

Nick Cave

Soundsuit, 2010
Soundsuit 2010 Appliquéd found knitted and crocheted fabric, metal armature, and painted metal and wood toys 97 x 48 x 42 in. (246.4 x 121.9 x 106.7 cm) Photography by James Prinz Image courtesy of Jack Shainman Gallery, NY

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