Crystal Bridges

Since opening on 11/11/11, the Crystal Bridges museum has created quite a stir for its excellent collection and the beautiful design by architect Moshe Safdie. After coaching at a Labor Day weekend fencing tournament, we took a day to wend through the galleries. The highlight was standing face-to-face with a Gilbert Stuart portrait of George Washington.  We plan to go back when the temperatures are more conducive to wandering the many trails that wind through the museum grounds in its Ozark mountain setting and see what’s perhaps become its most famous piece, “Skyspace.”

Weekly photo challenge: An unusual POV

These visitors to the Crystal Bridges museum in Bentonville, Ark., should be looking at the modern art collection that surrounds them, but have chosen an unusual point of view — staring out the window at the lake in middle of the museum.

At Crystal Bridges
At Crystal Bridges museum’s modern art gallery over the Labor Day weekend.

The chief source for unusual points of view:

And a few others: