J.B. Hunt awards $1M to Bentonville museum

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J.B. Hunt Transport Services Inc. recently awarded a $1 million gift to Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville, Ark. The gift is designated for the Next Generation Fund, an endowment funded by companies and individuals dedicated to providing members of the community with better access to the museum.

“We are very excited about the future of Crystal Bridges and its impact on our region,” says John Roberts III, president and chief executive officer. “We are thrilled to be a part of a program that addresses social, educational and economic barriers that would otherwise limit our community’s access to the museum and its offerings.”

The Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art houses a permanent collection that spans five centuries of American artwork. Among the pieces in the museum’s collection are iconic images such as Rosie the Riveter by Norman Rockwell and Asher B. Durand’s Kindred Spirits. The museum complex includes galleries, a library, meeting and office space, a museum store, a restaurant and more than three miles of walking and biking trails through the museum’s 120-acre grounds. Crystal Bridges opened to the public on Nov. 11.