Monday, February 27, 2012
We had such a fun weekend visiting our daughter, who is getting her master's in teaching in Fayetteville, Arkansas. While we were there we had some fabulous food, including a wonderful coffee shop called Birdhouse Kafe, and Hjem, a great Swedish restaurant on the town square. We visited the brand new Art Museum, called Crystal Bridges. It was built for, and given to, the people of Northwest Arkansas by Sam Walton's daughter, Alice. She has collected fine art from American artists all of her life. This is an incredible creation, nestled in the wooded landscape at Bentonville, the site of the first famous Walton's Five and Dime store, the beginning of the Wal-Mart empire. It is free to visit, the collection is amazing in it's size and variation. Located throughout the museum are 'rest' areas filled with couches, chairs, and art books !!! There are extensive landscaped grounds to add to the pleasureable experience. Fantastic !- and ALL American artists, to boot !
Posted by Sandy Graeser Haynes at 8:01 AM