Our World – Spring Break Side Trip – Crystal Bridges Museum, Bentonville, Arkansas


We have been on Spring Break in Branson, Missouri. On our way back Sunday we made a little side trip to the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville, Arkansas. They had a special exhibition, “William S. Paley Collection: A Taste for Modernism” from the Museum of Modern Art in New York City.


We love the Crystal Bridges Museum and we loved this show. I went overboard again and took photographs of almost everything in it. My favorites were:


Two Dancers by Hilaire-Germain-Edgar Degas. Who doesn’t love Degas dancers?


Iris by Auguste Rodin. I loved the gracefulness of the small work. I guess I had a dance theme going on.

Odalisque with a Tambourine by Henri Matisse

Odalisque with a Tambourine by Henri Matisse. I loved the lush colors of this work.

Au Cafe' (Synchrony) by Stanton McDonald-Wright

Au Cafe (Synchrony) by Stanton McDonald-Wright. I loved the colors in this one. McDonald-Wright was a pioneer of Synchromism where paintings are freed from anything related to the real world. I’m sure I am butchering the concept. Check out wikipedia

Crystal Bridges was a great way to close out our Spring Break. Back to the grindstone now!

Our World Tuesday

12 thoughts on “Our World – Spring Break Side Trip – Crystal Bridges Museum, Bentonville, Arkansas

  1. Sylvia K

    What a fun trip!! I’m so glad you had such a great time!! I love your photos, as always — and your humor!! Hope you have good week!!

  2. Leedslass

    I wonder if I’m related (through marriage) in some way to William Paley? My surname is Paley and the family business was called W Paley & Son Ltd. Several male members being called William!
    It’s way too farfetched for this to be but a fascinating thought.
    You look as though you’ve had a wonderful break – sufficient to boost your energy levels for the inevitable return to the grindstone.
    In agreement with your picture choice – wonderful.

  3. Sallie (FullTime-Life)

    I love that most Museums are allowing photos now. (I guess they’d have to confiscate everything to prevent it these days). Anyway, that’s quite a wonderful collection they have there and I’m glad you got to see it. Definitely not what I’d imagine from a Branson vacation.

    Dang, that Spring break went by awful fast didn’t it!

  4. DrillerAA09

    I’m glad that you enjoyed your visit to the museum. I was intending to post two of those images this coming week. I REALLY loved the McDonald-Wright piece. There are two figures in that painting. It took me a few minutes to find the second one. I’ve been to the exhibit twice now and will probably go again before it heads home to NYC.

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