We are planning a second trip to Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art for Saturday, April 20th and Sunday, April 21st . It is planned so we may see the special exhibit, American Chronicles: The Art of Norman Rockwell, as well as the vast collection of American art that is on exhibit in the main galleries. Here is your opportunity to relax with your art loving friends as we ride in comfort on a luxury charter bus through Southwest Missouri and Northwest Arkansas to see some of America’s greatest art.
One of the most popular American artists of the past century, Norman Rockwell (1894-1978) was a keen observer of human nature and a gifted storyteller. This traveling exhibition features 50 original paintings and 323 Saturday Evening Post covers that document Rockwell's engagement in American life in all its glory and tragedy over five decades. The exhibition also includes materials from the Museum's archives demonstrating how Rockwell worked: proceeding from preliminary sketches, photographs, color studies, and detailed drawings to the finished painting.
We will leave St Louis very early Saturday morning (April 20th) arriving in time for lunch at the Crystal Bridges Museum where we’ll spend the rest of the afternoon. We’ll then spend the evening at the Hyatt Place Hotel in Bentonville. After a leisurely Sunday breakfast we’ll return to St Louis later that afternoon. We may have a couple short stops on our return trip.
Crystal Bridges Museum is America’s newest museum opening its doors last year on November 11, 2011. Founded by Alice Walton, the daughter of Wal-Mart founder Sam Walton, the museum is already considered “in the top half dozen of American art museums.” The museum's "quality and its range and depth already place it among one of the very best."
Price will be $146 per person double occupancy. Price includes travel, hotel, tickets to the Rockwell Exhibit, and breakfast Sunday morning. You will be responsible for your lunch and dinner meals. Mark your calendar now and register at the bottom of this page for the weekend tour.