Friday, November 11, 2011
I wish I were in Arkansas today
Have you heard about Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art? I first read about it in a New Yorker article. Whatever we think about Wal-Mart, the heiress daughter has, in my opinion, done something utterly wonderful with her money. For years she has collected American art, and this morning at 11 am, the museum will open with her pieces and others. And it is FREE to the public. If I were rich, this is one of the things I would do.
You may read more online, here; here; here; see photos here, and view the website itself. One of the major artists displayed is Thomas Hart Benton. If you don't know a lot about him, as I didn't, there is a wonderful film available at Netflix.