Crystal Bridges Hits 3,000

Membership drive
began a week ago

(PHOTO: DAVID FRANK DEMPSEY) A casting of Paul Manship's "Group of Bears" near the entrance to Crystal Bridges Trail in Bentonville.

Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art says it’s already collected 3,000 members, despite just starting the membership drive a week ago.

The museum will open Nov. 11 (11-11-11, get it?), but members will get a chance to preview the place starting Nov. 9. Because of the large response and to accommodate more members who sign up, a museum news release says the venue will be open around the clock for the preview:

“‘We have decided to extend the Nov. 9 members-only preview event to member number 3,001 and beyond by keeping the doors open 24 hours,’ said Kathryn Roberts, director of member and guest services.”

For more, visit the Crystal Bridges website at

Membership levels:

  • Student – $35
  • Individual – $55
  • Dual/Family – $75
  • Associate – $250
  • Contributing – $500
  • Sustaining Circle – $1,500
  • Patron Circle – $3,000
  • Benefactor Circle – $5,000
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