Where Is "Rosie the Riveter"?

Have you ever heard of the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art?

If not, it is the best museum you have never heard of.  If you love art and the outdoors - this museum is worth a trip to the green, rolling hills of Northwest Arkansas.

"LOVE" (Robert Indiana)

I traveled to Arkansas earlier this week, and although I went to university in the state, I had never been up to Crystal Bridges.  I'll share more about my visit next week.  In the meantime, to whet your appetite, here are a few of the iconic works of art that call it home:

You have probably seen Norman Rockwell's "Rosie and Riveter" a million times.  But did you know she lives in Arkansas?  Also - had you ever noticed what was beneath her foot?  Until I saw this in person, me neither.

"Rosie the Riveter" (Norman Rockwell)

One of Gilbert Stuart's famous portraits of Washington. 

"George Washington" (Gilbert Stuart)

Mary Cassatt's "The Reader."

"The Reader" (Mary Cassatt)

As much as I loved seeing these paintings and sculptures, many of my favorites parts of the visit were outside of the galleries.  Stay tuned next week!