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Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentonville AK(pt 2)

Rosie the Riveter, Norman Rockwell, 1943; this iconic image appeared on the cover of the Saturday Evening Post in 1943 and became a beacon of patriotism

Rosie the Riveter, Norman Rockwell, 1943; this iconic image appeared on the cover of the Saturday Evening Post in 1943 and became a beacon of patriotism

We the People, Nari Ward, 2015; one of my favorite pieces, this huge work is made from old shoelaces and was shown at the Contemporary Arts Museum in Houston last year

We the People, Nari Ward, 2015; one of my favorite pieces, this huge work is made from old shoelaces and was shown at the Contemporary Arts Museum in Houston last year

Memory of Water; my favorite of the outdoor installations as you are surrounded in light and sound, as a simulated stream brings water back to this dry creek bed

Memory of Water; my favorite of the outdoor installations as you are surrounded in light and sound, as a simulated stream brings water back to this dry creek bed

The Bachman-Winston House, Frank Lloyd Wright, 1953; this house was built in NJ but was threatened by frequent floods so it was sold to Crystal Bridges and meticulously taken apart and reassembled

The Bachman-Winston House, Frank Lloyd Wright, 1953; this house was built in NJ but was threatened by frequent floods so it was sold to Crystal Bridges and meticulously taken apart and reassembled

The Hearth; this bonfire-like installation is one of the five primary pieces seen as you walk along paths through the forest surrounding the museum

The Hearth; this bonfire-like installation is one of the five primary pieces seen as you walk along paths through the forest surrounding the museum

Summer Day, Frank Weston Benson, 1911; influenced by the French Impressionists, Benson captures the effects of warmth, light and air in this portrait of his two elegantly dressed daughters

Summer Day, Frank Weston Benson, 1911; influenced by the French Impressionists, Benson captures the effects of warmth, light and air in this portrait of his two elegantly dressed daughters

After the Last Supper, Devorah Sperber, 2005; an incredible piece made from 20,000  spools of thread

After the Last Supper, Devorah Sperber, 2005; an incredible piece made from 20,000+ spools of thread

Monolith-The Face of Half Dome, Yosemite National Park, Ansel Adams, 1950; this majestic view was one of Adams' most important and groundbreaking early photographs

Monolith-The Face of Half Dome, Yosemite National Park, Ansel Adams, 1950; this majestic view was one of Adams' most important and groundbreaking early photographs

The Steel Mill, Thomas Hart Benton, 1930; Benton visited the Bethlehem Steel plant in Sparrow's Point, MD to get inspiration for his many steel-themed works

The Steel Mill, Thomas Hart Benton, 1930; Benton visited the Bethlehem Steel plant in Sparrow's Point, MD to get inspiration for his many steel-themed works

The Reader, Mary Cassatt, 1877; Cassatt spent most of her life in France, where she became the only American to exhibit with the Impressionists

The Reader, Mary Cassatt, 1877; Cassatt spent most of her life in France, where she became the only American to exhibit with the Impressionists

Dolly Parton, Andy Warhol, 1985; apparently Marilyn Monroe wasn't the only blonde bombshell Warhol painted; this piece was painted just 2 years before Warhol died at 58 following gallbladder surgery

Dolly Parton, Andy Warhol, 1985; apparently Marilyn Monroe wasn't the only blonde bombshell Warhol painted; this piece was painted just 2 years before Warhol died at 58 following gallbladder surgery

Freeway Interchange, Los Angeles, Ansel Adams, 1967; I pondered where Adams could have taken this photo from; the collection of 100  Adams photographs is a temporary exhibit and cost $12

Freeway Interchange, Los Angeles, Ansel Adams, 1967; I pondered where Adams could have taken this photo from; the collection of 100+ Adams photographs is a temporary exhibit and cost $12

Pecos Escarpment, Alexandre Hogue, 1937; a Realist, Hogue believed the destroyed state of the land in the Southwest was the fault of the human inhabitants

Pecos Escarpment, Alexandre Hogue, 1937; a Realist, Hogue believed the destroyed state of the land in the Southwest was the fault of the human inhabitants

Maman, Louise Bourgeois, 1999; this piece normally graces the entry to the museum but has been moved outdoors while a new atrium is designed to house the spider

Maman, Louise Bourgeois, 1999; this piece normally graces the entry to the museum but has been moved outdoors while a new atrium is designed to house the spider

Buckyball, Leo Villareal, 2012; there are 180 LED tubes containing thousands of individual pixels that can display 16 million different colors (much better at night!)

Buckyball, Leo Villareal, 2012; there are 180 LED tubes containing thousands of individual pixels that can display 16 million different colors (much better at night!)

Monochrome II, Nancy Rubins, 2018; the artist taught at UCLA from 1982-2004 where she became known for her huge installations made from metal industrial parts later morphing into airplanes and boats

Monochrome II, Nancy Rubins, 2018; the artist taught at UCLA from 1982-2004 where she became known for her huge installations made from metal industrial parts later morphing into airplanes and boats

The Whispering Tree; you talk into a microphone to learn about the color of your own voice and see it represented in the tree (my voice was golden)

The Whispering Tree; you talk into a microphone to learn about the color of your own voice and see it represented in the tree (my voice was golden)

Sole d'Oro, Dale Chihuly, 2011; this work contains more than 1,300 hand-blown pieces of glass and weighs over 5,000 pounds and was designed specifically for the museum

Sole d'Oro, Dale Chihuly, 2011; this work contains more than 1,300 hand-blown pieces of glass and weighs over 5,000 pounds and was designed specifically for the museum

Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow, Mary Morez, 1975; the artist was stricken with both polio and rheumatic fever as a girl and depicted her Navajo roots in a contemporary, abstract style

Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow, Mary Morez, 1975; the artist was stricken with both polio and rheumatic fever as a girl and depicted her Navajo roots in a contemporary, abstract style

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