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Walmart Financed Museum Opens

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Alice Walton has opened the Walmart-financed Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville, Arkansas. The museum has had its negative critics, like Bloomberg’s Jeffrey Goldberg, who called attention to the disparity between the grandeur of the American museum and the poverty of the American people in this article

Nevertheless, Roberta Smith gives the museum itself a strong review and even says that “Crystal Bridges is poised to make a genuine cultural contribution, and possibly to become a place of pilgrimage for art lovers from around the world,” in this article from the New York Times.