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Video: Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art Reveals Plans for Major Expansion

Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art revealed plans for an expansion that will increase the size of the current facilities by 50 percent. Adding nearly 100,000 square feet to the 200,000-square-foot facility, the expansion will allow the museum to showcase its growing collection and welcome more visitors to experience the power of art, in an inclusive environment. Click to watch a video of Alice Walton and Moshe Safdie discussing the expansion plans.

Apr. 07, 2021

Spelman College Announces $250M Comprehensive Campaign Supporting Scholarships, Endowed Professorships and Innovative Programs

The Atlanta-based liberal arts powerhouse dedicated to the education and empowerment of women of African descent has received gifts from many funders, including the Alice L. Walton Foundation.

Mar. 13, 2021

Alice Walton’s Whole Health Institute will build a new medical school in Bentonville

The independent, nonprofit medical school will be a standalone sister organization of Whole Health Institute, a Bentonville nonprofit created to make a transformative approach to health and well-being available to everyone. - Talk Business and Politics

Mar. 04, 2021

Center for Black Educator Development Announces Black Teacher Pipeline Project

The Black Teacher Pipeline fosters future Black educators by engaging Black high school and college students as teacher pre-apprentices, sponsoring them through fellowship, apprenticeships, and scholarship, and supporting them with mentorship and professional learning opportunities through their first four years in the classroom. Alice Walton’s philanthropic support builds on her commitment to improve K-12 education, support teachers and eliminate barriers for People of Color who want to become teachers.

Feb. 25, 2021

Alice Walton's Holistic Dream Set to Rise in Bentonville

Vision for Whole Health Institute looks to inspire and provide a transformative approach to affordable health care. The 75,000 square foot building is expected to break ground in April 2021 and focus on holistic health.
- Arkansas Business (subscription required)

Feb. 01, 2021

Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art and the Momentary Report on 2020 Efforts to Expand Outreach and Diversify the Museum

“In 2020, as our country navigated COVID-related challenges and grappled with racial inequities that threaten our democracy, Crystal Bridges embraced our role as a community-centered institution and committed to the ongoing work of being an anti-racist museum,” said Rod Bigelow, executive director and chief diversity & inclusion officer.

Jan. 13, 2021

Alice Walton to launch health care system

Now the developer of Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art and the daughter of Walmart founder Sam Walton is preparing to flex her muscles in the healthcare arena.
- The Joplin Globe

Jan. 03, 2021

Whole Health Institute Breaking Ground On New Facility In Spring 2021

The Whole Health Institute will launch construction on a new facility in Bentonville in the upcoming year. The new facility will be located on the grounds of the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, a partner organization to the Whole Health Institute.
- Arkansas Money and Politics

Dec. 14, 2020

Alice Walton Congratulates The Jones Center on 25 Years

The Jones Center, a recreation, education, and event center for families located in downtown Springdale, Arkansas, celebrated their 25th anniversary at its annual Big Night Gala 2020.

Dec. 07, 2020

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