Windgate Foundation, a private, family foundation based in Little Rock, has donated $17.5 million to Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville to support American craft.
The money will advance the field of American craft through a dedicated position, research, programmatic support and an acquisition fund to bring craft objects into the museum’s permanent collection. This gift builds upon the Crystal Bridges-organized exhibition, “Crafting America.” The exhibit launches Feb. 6, 2021, and runs through May 31, 2021.
Crystal Bridges officials made the announcement Wednesday (Nov. 11), the museum’s ninth anniversary.
“Today, as we reflect on the nine years Crystal Bridges has been open to the public, we are grateful to the visionaries at Windgate Foundation, who have been champions of craft and fervent supporters of arts education at the museum,” Rod…