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The Cheap Sunglasses Tour, 14: Lone Dog's Winter Count

March 15, 2023 - The s piralling symbols on an old bison skin recorded the history of a Nakota band. Lone Dog kept the Winter count from...
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The Cheap Sunglasses Tour, 13: Meeting the Mastodon

February 22, 2023 - Not all roads in Bentonville led to Crystal Bridges. In preparation for our car trip, HL had read a description of The M...
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The Cheap Sunglasses Tour, 12: Honorable Mention

February 09, 2023 - The permanent collection at Crystal Bridges was eclectic in the extreme, and introduced me to works of art that delighte...
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The Cheap Sunglasses Tour, 11: Dancing Hearts

February 04, 2023 - Rain cascaded down the glass walls of the museum, the downpour intensifying while we walked through the galleries. Outsi...
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The Cheap Sunglasses Tour 10: Interactive Angels and Steep Shoes

February 02, 2023 - Much is touted as unique, or nonsensically, very unique, and the description seldom is accurate. Several of the works at...
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The Cheap Sunglasses Tour, 9: From Grit to Glamour

January 24, 2023 - The special exhibition at Crystal Bridges was Fashioning America: From Grit to Glamour. While it was not as spectacular...
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The Cheap Sunglasses Tour, 8: Extended Family

January 18, 2023 - The next day's weather forecast proved accurate, and the sky was laden with charcoal grey clouds. I was grateful to HL f...
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The Cheap Sunglasses Tour, 7: Deeper into the Woods

January 10, 2023 - Enhancing the loveliness of our evening at Crystal Bridges were two familiar artists' works. Yayoi Kusama's Narcissus Ga...
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The Cheap Sunglasses Tour, 6: Inside the Fly's Eye

January 03, 2023 - The outdoor exhibitions at Crystal Bridges closed after sunset, officially. I meant to hurry but I could not, my progres...
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The Cheap Sunglasses Tour, 5: Twilight at Crystal Bridges

December 27, 2022 - HL and I left Hot Springs in search of a gemstone mine that might be open on Sunday afternoon. Arkansas' subsoil yields...
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The Cheap Sunglasses Tour, 4: The Zig Zag Mountains

December 19, 2022 - Bathhouse Row is just the urban edge of Hot Springs National Park, which covers thousands of acres. The park contains nu...
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The Cheap Sunglasses Tour, 3: Racehorses, Runs, and Racketeers

December 09, 2022 - The afternoon shadows were lengthening when we checked into our room. We lodged in an unprepossessing motel opposite the...
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The Cheap Sunglasses Tour, 2: Bathhouse Row, Hot Springs

December 02, 2022 - We left our house late on a bright, warm morning and encountered unexpectedly slow traffic as we proceeded east. Near Pr...
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The Cheap Sunglasses Tour, 1: Hot Springs, Arkansas

November 24, 2022 - As a child growing up in New York City, I heard little about places in what I envisioned as the featureless, agrarian in...
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