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Explore! Architecture and Construction: Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art

We will learn the story of the construction of the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, which is embedded in the Arkansas Ozarks. This museum has become a place to experience art, architecture, and lifelong learning in an inspiring natural setting.

On our docent-led tour we will 
explore the surprising stories behind the conception, design, and construction of this unique museum. We will journey along the four-year construction timeline with aerial images and photos taken from cranes. We will explore the  engineering challenges, such as coaxing Town Branch Creek through weirs to form the Museum Ponds, and developing the custom-shaped beams and intricate cable system that support some of the Museum’s distinctive ceilings. We will learn about  the painstaking process of forming architectural-quality concrete structures, then hand polishing each one to a gleaming finish.

We will also learn about the world renowned architect Moshe Safdie and how he was selected for this massive undertaking.

To join this event using Zoom on a smart phone, tablet, or computer, click on this link:


Alternatively, open Zoom, click on “Join Meeting,” then enter the MEETING ID: 462 656 1612 and PASSWORD: 006581.


To join this event using a cell-phone or landline for audio only, follow these 3 steps:

1. Dial (669) 900-9128

2. When asked for a Meeting ID, enter 462 656 1612, followed by the pound sign (#)

3. When asked for a Participant ID, press the pound sign (#)


For Zoom assistance, call Devorah (310-592-0321, or Talia (310-871-2721, during the drop-in hours of 3-4 PM Mon-Fri.

Thursday, May 06, 2021, 3:00 PM until 4:15 PM

Additional Info:
Talia S Karu
310-871-2721 (c)
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