Crystal Bridges Brings New Exhibitions and Fan-Favorite Experiences to NWA This Fall

Listening Forest ( Courtesy, Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art)

Whether you’re an incoming freshman or an NWA native, Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville has a full lineup of things to experience, do, and explore this fall. From new exhibitions and cocktail tours to Family Days and the final run of Listening Forest, there’s plenty to enjoy at your museum.

From queens to presidents to rock stars, Annie Leibovitz at Work brings both new and iconic portraits to the museum.

Annie Leibovitz, Cindy Sherman, Long Island, NY, 2022. ( ©Annie Leibovitz)

Opening September 16, Annie Leibovitz at Work is a new exhibition of portraits by the famed photographer. In addition to her iconic pictures for magazines like Rolling Stone, Vanity Fair, and Vogue, the show includes a set of exciting new works made for Crystal Bridges—Leibovitz’s first museum commission. 

Whether highlighting household names or local heroes, these pictures demonstrate Leibovitz’s discerning vision and desire to celebrate people of the extraordinary now. Each photograph is part of a larger story. When placed together, these pictures take you on a journey through five decades of Leibovitz’s celebrated career, offering a dynamic peek into the artist’s contemporary practice and focus.

This fall is your last chance to experience Listening Forest before it’s gone for good.

Listening Forest ( Courtesy, Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art)

Back for its third and final season, Listening Forest combines light, sound, and technical marvels to create an immersive world waiting for its final piece: you. The forest’s eight interactive installations, each designed by artist Rafael Lozano-Hemmer and activated by you, invite visitors to play with tools built for surveillance and transform them into instruments of connection. Set to a custom soundtrack composed by electronic musician Scanner (Robin Rimbaud) and open during the Ozarks’ best season, this really is an outdoor experience unlike any in Arkansas.

Ready to start planning your fall visit? Learn more and get tickets today! 

Annie Leibovitz, Bruce Springsteen on tour, Paris, 2016 ( ©Annie Leibovitz)

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