Some days ago we went for a mini vacation to the northeastern part of Arkansas. Bentonville, the headquarter of Walmart, was one of our stops. First, we went to the Museum of Native American History, and were positively surprised. The museum allowed us to take a 14,000 year journey back in time. It included winter counts, the calendars of the Native American Indians, showing the main event of the winter seasons. The museum was well done and one more time, Arkansas surprised us.
The afternoon we spent at Crystal Bridges. The grounds of the museum are as much a part of the Crystal Bridges experience as the art inside. The architecture of the museum blends beautifully into the Ozark settings. The artwork along the trails is amazing, overwhelming and mostly unexpected. The Frank Lloyd Wright House is a perfect fit to the grounds, that change their character with each season.
"The surprise is that you continue to be surprised" summarizes our Arkansas venture best.