Posted by Jessie K / Sunday, April 27, 2014 / No comments / Arkansas , Bentonville , Museum , Places to See
21c Museum Hotel in Bentonville, AR
I love playing tourist in our hometown. There are so many amazing things to see here in Northwest Arkansas and the 21c Museum Hotel has been on my local "bucket list" for quite a while now. We finally made our way there on a beautiful Sunday afternoon. We are not really "into" art per say, but what's great about this museum is that there's something for everyone.The kids loved all the interactive art (and so did we!), but there's also some really gorgeous and very interesting paintings, sculptures, photography, etc. Another great thing about the museum is that many of these exhibitions are periodically rotated out, so the next time we go there may be many new things to see!
Address: 200 NE "A" Street Bentonville, AR
Museum Hours: 24/7
Free guided tours offered WED & FRI 5:00pm – 6:00PM
My kids discovered that even the coffee table was an interactive art piece! A small crank located on the side of the table made a fan blow inside of the table which was filled with black sand which made mini sand dunes. When the wind blew, it was like a mini sand storm inside.
This hanging sculpture was comprised of chandeliers and wigs!
Representing the bonds between family, the three balloonish people were all attached to air vents that constantly filled and deflated each person.
There's a projected video that went along with this one showing these costumes being worn by people at a park to see how other animals and people reacted to them.
An interactive sculpture with hundreds of ventilators that respond to you as you walk closer.
This was just gorgeous, although it reminded me of that evil guy
Vigo in that painting from the Ghostbusters 2 movie.
I didn't include everything here, we saw a lot more! After browsing their website afterwards, I also realized that we didn't even see all the exhibitions there! We missed some really neat stuff so we'll be heading back soon to check it out again. If you're in the area, I encourage you to check it out! It's free afterall, and I promise you won't leave disappointed!