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Locally produced film details creation of Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art

CONWAY, Ark. (AETN) — “The Art of Crystal Bridges,” a film detailing the story behind the creation and opening of the first museum in half-a-century dedicated exclusively to American Art, will air on the Arkansas Educational Television Network (AETN) Thursday, Nov. 15, at 6:30 p.m.

Founded by philanthropist Alice Walton and designed by acclaimed architect Moshe Safdie, Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art draws visitors from around the globe, bringing millions of tourism dollars into the Northwest Arkansas economy.

“The Art of Crystal Bridges” chronicles the museum’s journey from vision to reality. Viewers will gain insight into the museum’s inspiration, the curation of its remarkable collection and the creation of its breathtaking natural grounds and trails through interviews with the individuals who made its construction possible.

“The Art of Crystal Bridges” was produced by Emmy Award-winning documentary filmmaker Larry Foley and associate producer Ginny Lauren Hulette. Arkansas native and acclaimed actress Mary Steenburgen narrates. The film also features photography by Hayot Tuchiev, editing Dale Carpenter and a score by composer James Greeson. “The Art of Crystal Bridges” was made possible through support provided by J.P. Morgan.

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