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  •  But she's brought great art to Bentonville (3+ / 0-)
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    ...opening day at Crystal Bridges Art Museum, the American art museum in Bentonville, Arkansas that was founded and funded by Alice Walton, billionaire heir to the vast Wal-Mart fortune.
    An $800 million endowment from the Walton Family Foundation makes Crystal Bridges one of the wealthiest museums in the country, and it has been using its heft to amass a collection that rivals the top museums in New York. Says Kennicott: “It has aggressively pursued some of the most prized and iconic pieces of American art to come on the market in the past five years, leading some observers to detect an impact on prices that they call the “Walton effect.”

    from a bright young conservative: “I’m watching my first GOP debate…and WE SOUND LIKE CRAZY PEOPLE!!!!”

    by Catte Nappe on Thu Dec 08, 2011 at 02:22:36 PM PST

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