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Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentonville AK(pt 1)

Fiori Boat, Dale Chihuly, 2016; this was my favorite Chihuly piece of the 5 I saw at the museum (the glass must be strong since this piece is outdoors)

Fiori Boat, Dale Chihuly, 2016; this was my favorite Chihuly piece of the 5 I saw at the museum (the glass must be strong since this piece is outdoors)

Memory of Water; tickets for North Forest Lights at Crystal Bridges were $22 with the exhibition slated to run through April 4, 2021

Memory of Water; tickets for North Forest Lights at Crystal Bridges were $22 with the exhibition slated to run through April 4, 2021

The Golden Gate Before the Bridge, Ansel Adams, 1932; this photo was taken the year before construction on the bridge started but the focus is more on the clouds than on the strait

The Golden Gate Before the Bridge, Ansel Adams, 1932; this photo was taken the year before construction on the bridge started but the focus is more on the clouds than on the strait

Mille-fleur, Kim Dickey, 2011; the ceramic rosettes in this sculpture were hand-painted, glazed and fired, yet together they resolve into one image which was inspired by a 16th century tapestry

Mille-fleur, Kim Dickey, 2011; the ceramic rosettes in this sculpture were hand-painted, glazed and fired, yet together they resolve into one image which was inspired by a 16th century tapestry

Rio Grande Casino Landscape, David Bradley, 2000; this painting is a critique of the tourist industry's commercialization of Santa Fe and how non-Native influences have diminished the city

Rio Grande Casino Landscape, David Bradley, 2000; this painting is a critique of the tourist industry's commercialization of Santa Fe and how non-Native influences have diminished the city

The Garden of Eden, Jim Dine, 2003; Dine's work (using gardening tools and a headless replica Venus de Milo) suggests that nostalgia is an Eden-like paradise, constructed in our memories over time

The Garden of Eden, Jim Dine, 2003; Dine's work (using gardening tools and a headless replica Venus de Milo) suggests that nostalgia is an Eden-like paradise, constructed in our memories over time

Flag, Jasper Johns, 1983; the artist painted the flag on an actual silk flag; in 2018, The New York Times called him the United States' foremost living artist

Flag, Jasper Johns, 1983; the artist painted the flag on an actual silk flag; in 2018, The New York Times called him the United States' foremost living artist

Jimson Weed/White Flower No. 1, Georgia O'Keeffe, 1932; in November, 2014, this painting was sold for $44.4 million at a Sotheby's auction

Jimson Weed/White Flower No. 1, Georgia O'Keeffe, 1932; in November, 2014, this painting was sold for $44.4 million at a Sotheby's auction

Blackwell's Island, Edward Hopper, 1928; known today as Roosevelt Island in the East River of NYC, the island's varied architecture and seclusion appealed to Hopper

Blackwell's Island, Edward Hopper, 1928; known today as Roosevelt Island in the East River of NYC, the island's varied architecture and seclusion appealed to Hopper

Fly's Eye Dome, Buckminster Fuller, 1980; composed entirely of molded fiberglass, that simply connects together, this was Fuller's solution for sustainable and affordable living

Fly's Eye Dome, Buckminster Fuller, 1980; composed entirely of molded fiberglass, that simply connects together, this was Fuller's solution for sustainable and affordable living

Robert Louis Stevenson and His Wife, John Singer Sargent, 1885; Stevenson thought the painting excellent but too eccentric to be exhibited and lamented that his wife looked like a ghost

Robert Louis Stevenson and His Wife, John Singer Sargent, 1885; Stevenson thought the painting excellent but too eccentric to be exhibited and lamented that his wife looked like a ghost

Wild Turkey Cock, Hen and Young, John James Audubon, 1826; this is one of the first oil paintings Audubon created for his famous publication Birds of America

Wild Turkey Cock, Hen and Young, John James Audubon, 1826; this is one of the first oil paintings Audubon created for his famous publication Birds of America

George Washington, Gilbert Stuart, 1797; the face of Washington on the one dollar bill is based on another, similar painting by Stuart

George Washington, Gilbert Stuart, 1797; the face of Washington on the one dollar bill is based on another, similar painting by Stuart

Stella, Andre Harvey, 2009; there are many trails on the grounds of the museum and both parking and admission to the museum are free

Stella, Andre Harvey, 2009; there are many trails on the grounds of the museum and both parking and admission to the museum are free

LOVE, Robert Indiana, 1999; the original image, with green and blue spaces backing red lettering, served as a print image for a Museum of Modern Art Christmas card in 1965

LOVE, Robert Indiana, 1999; the original image, with green and blue spaces backing red lettering, served as a print image for a Museum of Modern Art Christmas card in 1965

Cupid and Psyche, Benjamin West, 1808; born in PA, West impressed George III and was largely responsible for the launch of the Royal Academy, of which he became the second president

Cupid and Psyche, Benjamin West, 1808; born in PA, West impressed George III and was largely responsible for the launch of the Royal Academy, of which he became the second president

Holy Grail, Garland County, AR, 2016; this piece is regarded by many experts as the single greatest quartz cluster found in America due to the shocking size, aesthetic formation and quality of the crystals

Holy Grail, Garland County, AR, 2016; this piece is regarded by many experts as the single greatest quartz cluster found in America due to the shocking size, aesthetic formation and quality of the crystals

Self-portrait, Rembrandt Peale, 1846; acclaimed for his portraits of Washington and Jefferson, I was very impressed by Peale's ability to capture his own image

Self-portrait, Rembrandt Peale, 1846; acclaimed for his portraits of Washington and Jefferson, I was very impressed by Peale's ability to capture his own image

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