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The Tortoise and the Hare, as Sculpted by Nancy Schön
Nancy Schön, Tortoise and Hare

The Tortoise and the Hare, as Sculpted by Nancy Schön

Art & Collection Nature & Outdoor

In the midst of a blooming spring season, let’s take a look at one of our outdoor sculptures: Tortoise and Hare by artist Nancy Schön.

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6 Things to Do by Bike Around Crystal Bridges
Young boy on bicycle

6 Things to Do by Bike Around Crystal Bridges

Nature & Outdoor

Five miles of trails, mountain bike trails, rides to downtown Bentonville, and more!

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Winter on the Crystal Bridges Trails
Sweetbay magnolia

Winter on the Crystal Bridges Trails

Nature & Outdoor

In this blog, Landscape Grounds Technician Joanna Mentzer points out plants and phenomena that can be seen along the museum’s trails in the winter season. 

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Crystal Bridges Announces An Outdoor Play Space and New Parking Deck, Coming Soon
Convergence: An Outdoor Play Space concert rendering

Crystal Bridges Announces An Outdoor Play Space and New Parking Deck, Coming Soon

At the Museum Nature & Outdoor

Crystal Bridges is making way for a four-acre community playscape called Convergence and a parking deck with programmable space on the southeast side of Crystal Bridges’ campus.  Convergence, a collaborative…

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Q&A with Grounds Director Clay Bakker: The Crystal Bridges "Garden"
Glass building with pink flowers in the foreground

Q&A with Grounds Director Clay Bakker: The Crystal Bridges "Garden"

Nature & Outdoor
CB: Our 120 acres are very typical of what you’ll find anywhere else in the middle of the Ozarks. We have a plethora of insects, birds, reptiles, and mammals, such…
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Hydration Station Gets A New Look - Thanks Coca-Cola!
Photo of recycling bin with poster asking how to reduce waste

Hydration Station Gets A New Look - Thanks Coca-Cola!

At the Museum Nature & Outdoor

Updates to the Hydration Station The Hydration Station, located at the Shuttle Stop in the Additional Parking lot at Crystal Bridges, is getting a refreshed look, thanks to our partner,…

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The Summer of Nature: Reducing Waste with Coca-Cola
Hand throwing coke can in a recycling bin

The Summer of Nature: Reducing Waste with Coca-Cola

At the Museum Nature & Outdoor

At the beginning of this year, Crystal Bridges decided to increase its effort to reduce waste museum-wide. In order to make this initiative possible, the museum partnered with Coca-Cola, a…

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Chihuly Favorites Are Back--Permanently!
Fiori Boat by Dale Chihuly

Chihuly Favorites Are Back--Permanently!

Art & Collection Nature & Outdoor

Dale Chihuly’s “Golden Sun”, which was developed for Crystal Bridges to complement the backdrop of the Ozark forest, is in the North Forest near the food court area.   Niijima…

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#ArtistatCB: Athena LaTocha
Athena LaTocha, Ozark (Shelter in Place)

#ArtistatCB: Athena LaTocha

At the Museum Exhibitions Nature & Outdoor

At Crystal Bridges, we’re committed to exploring the unfolding story of America. Through the 2014 State of the Art: Discovering American Art Now exhibition, the museum introduced 102 artists who live and…

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My Time on the Sod Squad: Prepping the Forest for Chihuly
Dale Chihuly, Sole d'Oro glass sculpture

My Time on the Sod Squad: Prepping the Forest for Chihuly

Nature & Outdoor People & Community
Crystal Bridges has a professional team who manages our 120 acres of forested grounds. It's a small, but DYNAMIC group of 8 men and women who keep everything mulched, watered,…
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The April Fool Strikes Again: Dinosaur Finds Halt Construction at Crystal Bridges          
Construction of an elevator tower

The April Fool Strikes Again: Dinosaur Finds Halt Construction at Crystal Bridges          

Nature & Outdoor

Bentonville — As workers were making improvements to Crystal Bridges’ trails last week, an unexpected discovery forced them to halt all construction while scientists study the find.  A backhoe operator…

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