Crystal Bridges Art Trip


September 26–28, 2013

The Friends of the University Museum, in conjunction with the Academic Traveler, presents a cultural Art Trip to Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville, Arkansas. Praised in the New Yorker, The New York Times, and The Washington Post, this is “the most-talked-about new museum in the United States in a generation.” Travelers will have the opportunity to visit the Arkansas Art Center and the Clinton Presidential Center in Little Rock, on the way to and from Bentonville.

Download a printable registration form. [.pdf]

Travelers will:

The tour coordinator for Crystal Bridges excursion is Laura Antonow, former designer at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, adjunct assistant professor of art at The University of Mississippi, director of the Academic Traveler program, and Friends of the University Museum board member.

Priority registration for University Museum Members extends July 15. After July 15, registration is open to the public. The general registration deadline for the Crystal Bridges trip is August 15.

The program fee is $495 per person (double occupancy).

Included in the program cost:

  • Pre-departure educational material
  • Pre-departure lectures
  • Accommodations and porterage at the 21c Museum Hotel in Bentonville, Arkansas
  • Group museum admissions and tour fees
  • Breakfast and lunch on departure day
  • Ground transportation to and from Oxford via motor coach

Excluded from the program cost:

  • Travel insurance
  • Meals, other than those listed above
  • Tips

Optional supplements:

  • Single room: $200

Questions? contact Laura Antonow at (662) 915-6511 or