Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art Reveals Plans for Major Expansion

Adding nearly 100,000 square feet to the 200,000-square-foot facility, the expansion will allow the museum to showcase its growing collection and welcome more visitors to experience the power of art, in an inclusive environment. Watch the video: 

Philanthropist Alice L. Walton is committed to increasing access to arts, improving education, enhancing health and advancing economic opportunity for all. Alice is dedicated to promoting diversity and access in all of her philanthropic work.

She founded Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville, Arkansas in 2011 and serves as chair emeritus and board member. She is a member of the Walton Family Foundation and founder of the Alice L. Walton Foundation.

In 2020, Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art opened a satellite location, the Momentary, focusing on contemporary visual and performing arts. These two institutions share a mission of providing access for all to world-class art and to date, Crystal Bridges has welcomed more than 5.6 million visitors from around the globe. Admission to both non-profit organizations is free for everyone.

Alice Walton’s philanthropic vision and commitment to increasing access to outstanding works of American Art extends to communities across the country. In 2017 she founded Art Bridges, a non-profit foundation that partners with institutions of all sizes to provide greater access to American art through projects that deeply engage communities.

In addition to her focus on access to the arts, Alice recently announced the formation of the Whole Health Institute and the development of the Whole Health School of Medicine and Health Sciences. Based in Bentonville, the organizations will drive radical transformation in healthcare delivery with the ultimate goal of making whole health and well-being affordable and accessible nationwide.


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