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Gari Melchers Portrait of Mrs. H
  • Gari Melcher's "Portrait of Mrs. H"

What's up at CBMAA in January:

Starting Jan. 4, visitors to Crystal Bridges won't need to reserve a time to visit the Bentonville museum. Also that day, a free, hour-long guided tour, "Strong Women," starts at 2:30 p.m.; meet in the main lobby about 15 minutes before tour time. The tour will focus on women as artists and subjects.

The museum will offer guided tours at 2:30 p.m. every Monday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday. On Jan. 5, the tour will focus on the permanent collection; the Jan. 7 tour will focus on the themes of the work in the "Wonder World" contemporary exhibit (meet in south lobby).

"Skyspace Discussions" at the James Turrell sculpture "The Way of Color" on the grounds continue Jan. 4, 6, 11, 13, 18 and 20 just before sunset. Discussions last about 40 minutes. The seats inside the sculpture are heated.

And at 11:30 a.m. Jan. 9, horticulturist Cody George and education director Niki Stewart will give a talk, "Shifting Perspectives With Nature," in front of Asher Durand's "Kindred Spirits" in the colonial gallery.

Read more about the museum in Arkansas Business' "Top 10 Business Stories for 2011."

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