Crystal Bridges posts bright 1st year

Project started with blank canvas, naysayers, finishes in the pink

Posted: November 11, 2012 at 2:11 a.m.

Soon after word began to spread that Wal-Mart heiress Alice Walton was building a world-class art museum in her hometown of Bentonville, doubters began to squawk. “There was a kind of overt skepticism about what was happening here,” said Don Bacigalupi, director of Walton’s Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art.

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