Crystal Bridges’ Benefits Beyond Museum
Posted: November 11, 2012 at 4:17 a.m.
When the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art opened its doors a year ago, expectations ran high that the world-class museum would boost the area’s economy.
At A Glance
About The Museum
Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art was founded in 2005 by Alice Walton, chairwoman of the Board of Directors. The museum takes its name from nearby Crystal Spring and the bridge construction incorporated in the building design by world-renowned architect Moshe Safdie. A series of pavilions nestled around two creek-fed ponds house galleries, meeting and classroom spaces, and a large, glass-enclosed gathering hall.
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