CRYS­TAL BRIDGES TOUR AND EVENT SCHED­ULE

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Crys­tal Bridges Mu­seum of Amer­i­can Art wel­comes all to cel­e­brate the Amer­i­can spirit in a set­ting that unites the power of art with the beauty of na­ture. Lo­cated at 600 Mu­seum Way, Ben­tonville.

EVENTS AND TOURS Col­lec­tion High­lights Tour 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Dec. 7, 11, 13

This tour vis­its some of the best-known works in our main gal­leries. Each tour ac­com­mo­dates a max­i­mum of 15 par­tic­i­pants. Tour be­gins in the lower lobby. Please ar­rive five min­utes in ad­vance. Free, no reg­is­tra­tion re­quired.

Frames Tour

1-2 p.m. Dec. 7, 13

Ev­ery paint­ing tells a story, and so do the frames that sur­round them. Join this tour to ex­plore the chang­ing tastes and de­sign of se­lected Amer­i­can frames in Crys­tal Bridges’ per­ma­nent col­lec­tion. Each group will dis­cuss the tech­niques of fram­ing, as well as the his­tory of frames in Amer­ica from Colo­nial to Early 20th Cen­tury. Tour be­gins in the main lobby. Please ar­rive five min­utes in ad­vance. Free, no reg­is­tra­tion re­quired.

Col­lec­tion High­lights Tour 2:30 3:30 p.m. Dec. 7, 9, 11

This tour vis­its some of the best-known works in our main gal­leries. Each tour ac­com­mo­dates a max­i­mum of 15 par­tic­i­pants. Tour be­gins in the lower lobby. Please ar­rive five min­utes in ad­vance. Free, no reg­is­tra­tion re­quired.

Ar­chi­tec­ture Tour 4-5 p.m.

Dec. 7, 9, 10, 11

Learn more about the ar­chi­tec­ture of Crys­tal Bridges. This hour-long Ar­chi­tec­ture Tour will in­tro­duce you to the unique ar­chi­tec­tural fea­tures of Moshe Safdie’s de­sign and pro­vide in­sights into some of the spe­cial chal­lenges the Mu­seum’s site posed to en­gi­neers. This is an in­door/out­door tour, weather per­mit­ting. An al­ter­nate in­door route is of­fered in case of in­clement weather. No tick­ets nec­es­sary. Each tour ac­com­mo­dates a max­i­mum of 15 par­tic­i­pants. Tour be­gins in the lower lobby. Please ar­rive five min­utes in ad­vance. Free, no reg­is­tra­tion re­quired. Spon­sored by Chip and Su­san Cham­bers.

Mem­ber Dou­ble Dis­count Days 10 a.m. - 9 p.m. Dec. 8, 9, 10, 11

Crys­tal Bridges Mem­bers will re­ceive dou­ble dis­counts (20 per­cent off) on all pur­chases dur­ing this spe­cial four-day event. Dis­counts do not ap­ply to works by Chi­huly Stu­dio Editions.

Fea­tured Ar­ti­san is Kate Baer. Kate’s de­signs fea­ture im­pres­sions of Arkansas fos­sils, which serve as re­minders of phys­i­cal im­per­ma­nence and are an in­spi­ra­tion to live a life of mean­ing and spirit. All of her fos­sils are crafted of fine sil­ver or 22kt gold mixed with pre­cious and semi-pre­cious gem­stones. The fin­ger­print on the back of each piece is an in­di­ca­tor of the hand­made na­ture of Kate Baer jew­elry. Free, no reg­is­tra­tion re­quired.

Big Pic­ture Tour 11:15 a.m. - 12:15 a.m. Dec. 8, 9

Join this tour to re­ceive a fun, gen­eral over­view of the art, na­ture and ar­chi­tec­ture of Crys­tal Bridges. Each tour group dis­cusses high­lights of the ar­chi­tec­tural de­sign, dis­cov­ers one the Mu­seum’s most iconic paint­ings, and con­cludes with a short walk to Crys­tal Spring, the nat­u­ral spring from which Crys­tal Bridges takes its name. Meet in the lower lobby. Free, no reg­is­tra­tion re­quired.

Sculp­ture Tour

1 - 2 p.m. Dec. 8, 11

Learn more about the fas­ci­nat­ing works of sculp­ture in Crys­tal Bridges’ col­lec­tion, as well as the artists who cre­ated them. The ex­pe­ri­ence high­lights five to six works. This is an out­door tour that fol­lows the mu­seum’s Art Trail, a paved path. Tour be­gins in the south lobby. Please ar­rive five min­utes in ad­vance. Free, no reg­is­tra­tion re­quired.

Spe­cial Ex­hi­bi­tion Tour Stu­art Davis: In Full Swing 1 - 2 p.m. Dec. 8, 11, 13

Women in Art Tour 2:30 - 3:30 p.m. Dec. 8, 10, 13

Learn more about some of the fas­ci­nat­ing fe­male artists in Crys­tal Bridges’ col­lec­tion. Each tour ac­com­mo­dates a max­i­mum of 15 par­tic­i­pants. Tour be­gins in the lower lobby. Please ar­rive five min­utes in ad­vance. No tick­ets nec­es­sary.

Dis­tin­guished speaker — Artist Car­rie Mae Weems 6:30 p.m., Dec. 8

Artist Car­rie Mae Weems is con­sid­ered one of the most in­flu­en­tial con­tem­po­rary Amer­i­can artists to­day. Crys­tal Bridges re­cently ac­quired the artist’s pho­to­graph se­ries, The Kitchen Table, which was on view in the 2016 tem­po­rary ex­hi­bi­tion Black Unity. Weems’s work in­ves­ti­gates fam­ily re­la­tion­ships, cul­tural iden­tity, sex­ism, class, po­lit­i­cal sys­tems and the con­se­quences of power. She has de­vel­oped a com­plex body of art­work em­ploy­ing pho­to­graphs, text, fab­ric, au­dio, dig­i­tal im­ages, in­stal­la­tion and video. In a re­cent re­view of her ret­ro­spec­tive in The New York Times, Hol­land Cot­ter wrote, “Ms. Weems is what she has al­ways been, a su­perb im­age maker and a mo­ral force, fo­cused and ir­re­press­ible.” Weems has par­tic­i­pated in nu­mer­ous solo and group ex­hi­bi­tions at ma­jor na­tional and in­ter­na­tional mu­se­ums in­clud­ing the Metropoli­tan Mu­seum of Art, The Frist Cen­ter for Vis­ual Art and the Solomon Guggen­heim Mu­seum in New York. She has re­ceived many awards, in­clud­ing the MacArthur “Ge­nius” Grant in 2013, as well as the Con­gres­sional Black Cau­cus Foun­da­tion’s Life­time Achieve­ment Award.

$10 ($8 for Mem­bers, $5 for stu­dents), reg­is­ter on­line or by calling Guest Ser­vices at 479657-2335. Note: Stu­dents will be re­quired to show their stu­dent ID and ticket when en­ter­ing the pro­gram. A sep­a­rate ticket is re­quired for the Mem­ber Min­gle.

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