Friday, February 17, 2012
Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art is a world-class facility, designed by a world renowned architect and housing a collection of world-class art. Click on the link to learn more. Friday my wife and I paid our first visit to the facility and I must say, I was very impressed. As an architect, there is a tendency to sometimes dismiss the work of the "Starchitects" as impractical and unrealistic. This tendency has merit in some cases, but not here. Moshe Safdie has done a brilliant job in designing this facility as a place to display American art. I am sure that some aspects of the design don't work as well as one would like, but overall, the design is well a crafted blend of concrete, wood, glass, and copper. If you are within driving distance of Bentonville, Arkansas, you need to visit this unique merger of art and architecture.