Frank Lloyd Wright in ... Arkansas
The Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art isn't just acquiring master works, it's now adding homes to its collection. When the Bachman-Wilson House -- designed by world-famous architect Frank Lloyd Wright in 1954 -- was damaged by floods in New Jersey in 2014, moving it became necessary.
That's when the Crystal Bridges Museum in Arkansas stepped in to purchase and preserve the property, adding to its half billion dollars' worth of assets acquired since it opened in 2011. Among those include works by Jasper Johns, Jackson Pollock, Winslow Homer, Marsden Hartley and Charles Wilson Peale.
The home traveled 1,200 miles from New Jersey to Arkansas in several pieces. It was reassembled in the museum's garden, and is set to open to the public Nov. 11.
Wright led the Prairie School movement of architecture that came out of the Midwest in the early 20th century. Some of his most notable works include the Guggenheim Museum in New York City and Falling Water near Pittsburgh. And now, a Wright-designed house in Arkansas -- something that didn't previously exist -- is also on the must-see map.