One of the Wal-Mart billionaires decided that the world wide headquarters for Wal-mart, Bentonville, Arkansas, needed a world-class art institution.

The Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art will be dedicated to American art and artists. Over 100,000 square feed with a 25 seat auditorium will be built and ready to open in three years.

All photos are by Timothy Hursley courtesy Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art.