Wednesday, 27 July 2011

WalMart Heiress Funds Big New Art Museum

As a sidebar to the previous posting about WalMart advertising on classical music stations, check out the interesting article in The New Yorker about WalMart heiress Alice Walton and her amazing art museum . She's used a large part of her share of the fortune to construct a collection of American art that apparently is unrivalled. It will go into a new Crystal Bridges museum designed by Moshe Safdie in a small Arkansas town of Bentonville.

Safdie also designed Canada's National Gallery (seen on the right) in Ottawa, which some would say is another small town looking for glory.

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