Art Guild Travel | Crystal Bridges Museum and Kansas City
What would you do if you inherited billions of dollars? Perhaps, as an art lover, your dream would be to build a first-class collection of American art and open your own museum to house it. That's what Wal-Mart heiress Alice Walton did in her hometown of Bentonville, Arkansas! Join the Art Guild as we visit Walton's spectacular Crystal Bridges Museum of Art.
While we're dreaming, have you ever dreamed of sleeping in a museum? We'll do that too at the new 21c Museum Hotel! Set to open in 2013, the hotel will be filled with contemporary art installations and we'll have a docent tour of the collection before bedtime.
Nearby Kansas City offers its own delights for the art-curious: the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art (with a new wing designed by Steven Holl and an Isamu Noguchi Sculpture Garden), the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, and the recently expanded Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art. No Art Guild trip is complete without visits to private collections, artist studios, and galleries. Join us as we discover the thriving art scenes in Kansas City, Missouri, and the Ozarks in Arkansas.
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