Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville will extend its weekend hours of operation beginning Saturday, Nov. 23, officials announced Wednesday.
The museum will open at 10 a.m. on Saturday and Sunday, instead of 11 a.m. On weekdays, the lobby, library and coffee bar will open at 10 a.m., with the remainder of the museum opening at 11 a.m.
High attendance and requests from visitors to access the museum earlier led to the decision, said Rod Bigelow, the museum’s executive director.
“We opted to expand our weekend hours due to the number of guests arriving early on Saturdays and Sundays and waiting for the galleries to open,” Bigelow said. “Clearly there was an interest in earlier weekend hours, and we are happy to accommodate. Similarly, guests arriving early during the week can now visit the library or enjoy a cup of coffee before venturing into the galleries.”
For more information, visit crystalbridges.org.
New Crystal Bridges hours
Monday: 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.* (lobby, library, coffee bar open at 10 a.m.)
Wednesday: 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. (lobby, library, coffee bar open at 10 a.m.)
Thursday: 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. (lobby, library, coffee bar open at 10 a.m.)
Friday: 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. (lobby, library, coffee bar open at 10 a.m.)
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Sunday: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
* Trails and grounds are open daily from sunrise to sunset.