Saturday, May 18, 2013

Crystal Bridges Museum

 Today Jay didn't have to work so we went to Crystal Bridges Museum to see the Norman Rockwell exhibit.  What we didn't realize was that it was International Museum Day.  The place was so crowded that we had to drive around for a while to find a place in the overflow lot.  We had a bit of a hike to get back to the museum, but it was beautiful outside!

 Alice was interested in this tree in front of the museum.

 I also didn't know that we needed to buy tickets for the Norman Rockwell exhibit ahead of time, so when we got there we found out it was sold out for the day.  There were a couple of them in the regular exhibits, though, so we got to see Rosie the Riveter.

 They also had Sick Puppy on display.  We did an artist study on Norman Rockwell a while back, so it was neat to get to see his work in real life.

 I was excited to see this picture of the White City from the World's Columbian Exposition.  (If you haven't read The Devil in the White City or Fair Weather, you are really missing out!)

 We got to see a Remington!

 And a Warhol!  They even had a couple by our current artist for May, Mary Cassatt!

 I don't know who this is by, but we all thought this cranky looking girl was funny.

 They had an area outside where kids could do their own chalk art.

 They also have an art studio where kids can make things--they made tiny treasure boxes today.

 You could listen to a description of a painting and draw what you thought it would look like before you actually saw the picture.

 Alice had to try it out, too.

 More fun in the art studio!

 There are also trails all around the grounds.  We didn't walk much today, but we are planning to go back again and do some more.

When we left, we stopped by Copeland's to eat before heading home.

We had a great time and we will definitely visit Bentonville again!

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