Sunday, January 1, 2012

Wal-Mart American Art Museum

Wal-Mart heiress Alice Warton has opened Crystal Bridges, an American art museum in Bentonville, AR, home of Wal-Mart.

Crystal Bridges is
"a big, serious, confident, new institution with more than 50,000 square feet of gallery space and a collection worth hundreds of millions of dollars in a region almost devoid of art museums.

Much more than just a demonstration of what money can buy or an attempt to burnish a rich family’s name, Crystal Bridges is poised to make a genuine cultural contribution, and possibly to become a place of pilgrimage for art lovers from around the world."

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