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Friday Comes on Tuesday, a New Children's Book Featuring Crystal Bridges, Is Now Available

friday comes on tuesday book cover. a group of hands throwing a dog up in the air in celebration
Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art is closed today, Monday, January 30 due to inclement weather. Any programs, tours, lectures or classes will not be held. If you are a ticket holder for a tour or an event today, we’ll contact you about rescheduling.

Friday Comes on Tuesday, published by the University of Arkansas Press, is a new, illustrated children’s book featuring Alice Walton’s best friend and beloved dog Friday as he embarks on a day at the museum.

Along the way, he takes photos and says hello to Maman the spider, Rosie the Riveter, George Washington, and many others. The book is written by Darcy Pattison and illustrated by Rich Davis, both based in Arkansas. It is now available for purchase in the Museum Store. 

illustrated book page featuring water, trees, and crystal bridges

The book features illustrations of the museum and surrounding natural area as it tells the story of the museum.

It also features illustrations of some of the museum’s well-loved paintings and sculptures, such as George Washington, Florida Mexicana, and many more!

illustrated book page featuring a dog taking pictures with figures from paintings such as florida mexicana and george washington
friday walton the dog poses outside on the snow-covered trail with a sculpture that looks like the dog
Friday Walton checks out his sculpture. Photo by Ironside Photography / Stephen Ironside.

About Friday

On his namesake day in April 2006, Good Friday Walton wandered up to the home of Crystal Bridges founder Alice Walton, and they’ve been best friends ever since. Visitors to Crystal Bridges can enjoy a sculpture of Friday, found on the ledge near the South Lawn. There is a nearby dog fountain, inviting all dogs on the trail to have a drink.

In Alice’s own words, he’s a great reminder that, “if we could all listen and be as sensitive as dogs are to our needs and emotions, the world would be a better place.”