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Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art

By: Going Like Sixty - Published: Mar 28, 2008 • References: crystalbridges.org
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.

Implications - Large-scale corporations continually strive for positive public perception of their brand, and investing in educational initiatives and the arts is a surefire way to boost a company’s image. Funding museums and art galleries that showcase work from regional artists not only enhances the company’s dedication to education, but also its focus on the local community. Stats for Wal-Mart Art Museum Trending: Older & Chilly
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