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Your Valentine’s Day is in the Bag

It’s February!  And you know what that means….Valentine’s Day is looming large.  But look no further for your Valentine’s weekend entertainment!  Whether you’re romantically attached or un-, Crystal Bridges offers some sweet options.

Newly acquired and now on view: Jeff Koons, Hanging Heart (Gold/Magenta), 1994-2006 Mirror-polished stainless steel with transparent color coating © Jeff Koons. Photography by Marc F. Henning.

Jeff Koons, Hanging Heart (Gold/Magenta), 1994-2006
Mirror-polished stainless steel with transparent color coating
© Jeff Koons. Photography by Marc F. Henning.

Eat Your Heart Out Crystal Bridges’ restaurant, Eleven, is now offering a new French-inspired Tasting Menu created by Executive Chef  Bill Lyle to correspond with the new temporary exhibition Samuel F.B. Morse’s Gallery of the Louvre and the Art of Invention. Dinner is offered on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday nights from 5:30 to 9 p.m., and for Valentine’s weekend enjoy a featured wine special of genuine French champagne for $50 a bottle. If a Valentine’s Day brunch is more your speed, Eleven has you covered there as well. Sunday Brunch for Two features a two-course special: Course 1 – Fresh crepes stuffed with Boursin scrambled eggs topped with hollandaise, thick-cut bacon, and cast iron potatoes gratin Course 2 – White chocolate & vanilla bean crème brulee with chocolate covered strawberries Wine Special: Specialty Mimosa “Strawberry Crush” with strawberry juice and sparkling rose prosecco Make reservations here.


Brooch by Daaman Porcelain Jewelry

Gifts for your Sweet-ums The Museum Store is in the spirit of things on Friday and Saturday, February 12 and 13, offering free personalized calligraphy with any card or stationery purchase, plus a double Artisan Showcase featuring artist couples. Come meet Jeff and Judy Goodwin of Daaman Porcelain Jewelry, and Willow and Luke Block’s handmade ceramic ware, and bring home the perfect Valentine’s gift!

Have a (Compassionate) Heart Saturday, February 13, 1 to 2 pm Join a free gallery conversation to discover art through stories of compassion, inclusion, and unity in honor of Black History Month. The conversation will be facilitated by two speakers from Compassion Fayetteville: Pattie Williams, co-founder;  and D’Andre Jones, Black History team leader.

Family Sunday:  We Art Sunday, February 14, noon to 5 pm Love this museumBring the whole family to our fourth annual I ♥ Art Family Sunday  to enjoy music and hands-on fun. You’ll LOVE what we have planned for this event! Sponsored by Northwest Arkansas Naturals, Rockline Industries, and the Roy & Christine Sturgis Charitable Trust, Bank of America, N.A. Trustee.

Black in Black Saturday, February 13, 9 pm to midnight Black HeartFor all you jaded romantic pessimists out there, the Black Hearts Ball returns on Saturday, February 13!  Artinfusion Members and guests are invited to our fourth annual anti-Valentine’s Day party, where we’ll dance away our sorrows while enjoying sweet and savory creations prepared by Eleven’s chefs. (For ages 21 and up, ID required for entry.)

Sponsored by Saatchi & Saatchi X, RopeSwing, Arvest Bank, Wright Lindsey Jennings, and Blue Moon Brewing Company.

Linda DeBerry
Senior Copy Editor / Publications Manager

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