The Crystal Bridges Museum is the midwest's newest and one of the country's outstanding collections of American Art located in Bentonville, Arkansas, founded by Alice Walton and designed by Moshe Safdie.
Known as the Bachman-Wilson House, this structure is an example of Frank Lloyd Wright’s classic Usonian architecture, a term derived from an abbreviation of United States of North America and used by Wright to describe a distinctly American style of residential architecture he developed during the Great Depression to be within the reach of the average middle-class American family. The house was moved from New Jersey and painstakingly reconstructed on the museum grounds at Crystal Bridges.
Special Exhibit: Georgia O'Keeffe and Contemporary Artists
Building on the museum’s own collection of significant works by Georgia O’Keeffe—including Jimson Weed/White Flower No. 1 (below right), the most expensive piece of art ever painted by a woman, and Radiator Building—Night, New York, below left—Crystal Bridges has brought together more than three dozen of O’Keeffe’s most important works as the centerpiece of this unique exhibition. Alongside these iconic artworks by the mother of American Modernism, the exhibition also features artworks by a select group of emerging contemporary artists that evoke, investigate, and expand upon O’Keeffe’s artistic legacy