Richardson Society 2021 Trip

Crystal Bridges // Image by Kevin Dooley

Join the Richardson Society and travel to Crystal Bridges: Oasis of American Art November 8 through 11. Explore all the art Bentonville has to offer along with visits to nearby architectural sites such as  E. Fay and Gus Jones house, Frank Lloyd Wright’s Bachman Wilson House and Thorncrown Chapel. This trip, exclusive to Richardson Society Members, includes:

  • Exclusive behind the scenes tours and visits to private collections and artist studios
  • A 3 night stay at the 21c Hotel Bentonville in Deluxe Rooms
  • All meals and beverages included
  • Land transportation by private motor coach
  • Entrance fees to sites and visits listed in the itinerary
  • Services of an ISDI tour manager and expert local guides

Questions or would like to view the full itinerary? Call 504.539.9618 or Email

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About Crystal Bridges: Oasis of American Art 

With the unveiling of the spectacular Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in 2011, Arkansas suddenly hit the map for culture lovers around the United States. Its excellent art collection built by Walmart heiress Alice Walton and its dynamic, free-spending architecture by Moshe Safdie immediately made it one of the most important museums opened in America in the last 50 years. The museum continues to expand and diversify, including its exciting “Momentary” center for contemporary art opened just last year, and visitors have slowly discovered that beyond Crystal Bridges’ Bentonville campus, Arkansas has a beautiful cultural scene well worth exploring, from emerging young artists to soaring glass enclosed chapels. This one-of-a-kind tour, designed exclusively for the Ogden Museum, introduces travelers to any number of artistic and architectural masterpieces spread throughout Northwest Arkansas. Tour museums with curators, enjoy artist studio visits, learn about ongoing preservation projects, and enjoy fine dining in a variety of restaurants.


About the 21c Museum Hotel Bentonville

The 21c Museum Hotel is the ideal location for any and all art-lovers. The Deluxe guestrooms offer ample seating space and luxurious bedding, along with a number of in-room amenities. Savor twists on southern cuisine at “The Hive,” by executive chef and five-time James Beard semi-finalist, Matthew McClure, and study the hotel’s unique on-site art collection. Situated in downtown Bentonville, the 21c Museum Hotel offers guests easy access to town’s many attractions, as well as its neighboring art treasures.


About Richardson Society

The Richardson Society is an exclusive affinity group comprised of the Museum’s high level members, collectors and philanthropists. Members enjoy all benefits of a Director’s Circle membership plus a 10% discount for event facility rentals, and a variety of exclusive access activities including an annual art trip, annual Richardson Society dinner and an annual cocktail party.

Richardson Society membership is a way to experience shared passions for the visual and culinary arts, music, literature and all things cultural that comprise the Museum’s mission, and is vital in promoting the Museum to an expanded audience.

The Ogden Museum of Southern Art welcomes nearly 80,000 visitors through its doors each year and engages over 14,000 students, parents and educators for guided tours, family day activities, and teacher trainings. This connects our collections to more than 50 area schools, residents in each Louisiana parish and every state in the nation. More than 10,000 people each year enjoy Ogden After Hours, a weekly music series presented each Thursday evening with a performance, interview, educational activities, and museum exhibitions. Richardson Society membership supports all of these vital activities. We would be honored to have you join us!

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