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    My wife and I visited the Crystal Bridges Museum in Bentonville, Arkansas this past weekend. It is a beautiful place filled with wonderful art and is worth making a trip to visit! It humbling to see such wonderful paintings, such as a Gilbert Stuart painting of Washington, and realize that Washington actually posed for this painting. I was please to notice several works in wood, especially this wonderful basswood carving by Emma Marie Cadwalader-Guild, carved in 1876. It appears to from 5 wood blocks glued together to give the proper size and is easily mistaken for bronze!
    'If it wasn't for caffeine, I wouldn't have any personality at all!"

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    Well, I though I attached the pictures.
    'If it wasn't for caffeine, I wouldn't have any personality at all!"

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      Thanks Mike, it looks like quite a place. I love museums. fred k

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        Thanks Mike! I hope to get to visit the museum this summer.

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          One of the great things about Crystal Bridges is that it's collection is large enough that they can rotate pieces of art from time to time. They started the first rotation this week. So it is always something new. Free is also good! The WalMart Foundation has made it free for a number of years through a donation. Best day to go is Thursday, most crowded is Saturday, Sunday is next followed by the first of the week. Do not forget the trails around it. It will be beautiful for a spring walk, dotted with sculptures. This is really a great place to spend a day.
          Here is another treat close to us in Northwest Arkansas.
          Gilcrest in Tulsa, only a 2 hour drive.
          Home | Gilcrease Museum Be sure and take the video tour of winter art on the web page. Museum of western art and will take several hours of lesure inspection. Large paintings to small collections. Also some really impressive sculptures. In the basement is an extensive indian artifact collection. Best $8.00 you will ever spend if you like western art and live near Tulsa.
          Oklahome city also has an unforgetable Cowboy Museum. National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum National Cowboy & Western Hertage Museum. This is an all day museum, maybe 2. And if you are in OKC it is a must to go to Bass Pro, from their parking lot you can see the 2x life size sculpture of the OK land Rush. After you pick up your chin you can see that it is amazing the detail and size of this display that has 40 bronze pieces. Some still under construction. The pictures really do not do it justice. City of Oklahoma City | Finance and http://www.okc.gov/landrun/LAND%20RUN.pdf Now I should get a WOW on that one.
          Now you can see that NYC does not have it all!
          Y'all come on down.
          Charlie
          Charlie Wolfe [email protected]
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