Museum Store

  • In 2015, Crystal Bridges’ Museum Store hosted 30 events with artisans, including trunk shows, demonstrations, and book signings. 
  • In 2015, the Store developed a tie, scarf, and coffee mug inspired by design elements in Frank Lloyd Wright’s Bachman-Wilson House.  Additionally, the Store produced a lamp featuring Tom Uttech’s painting Enassamishhinjijweian, and a 2016 desk calendar featuring historical works from the permanent collection.


Total Sales: $3,188,992

Net Contribution to Museum Progams – $535,915

50% of Museum visitors enjoy a culinary experience while at Crystal Bridges

Special Events

Total Sales: $1,095,964
External catering revenue for 2015: $855,115

Room rental revenue: $302,398

Culinary ticket sales: $80,818

Other Special Events/Culinary revenue: 56,489

The Special Events Team coordinated a total of 105 external client events serving 10,925 guests. In support of Museum initiatives and goals, the team assisted in the execution of 123 internal events.

External Events
Corporate 34
Non-Profit 29
Sponsor 21
Weddings/Receptions   21
Internal Events
Public Programs17
Departmental Events and Hosted Conferences/Meetings8

Highlight events from 2015 include a photoshoot for NorthPark Center in Dallas, the opening reception for the inaugural Bentonville Film Festival, a reception for the International Mountain Bike Association, and a reception for ASDA Associates during the week of the Walmart Shareholders Meeting. The team also coordinated very special sponsor and appreciation events on the lawn of the Frank Lloyd Wright house.

Returning annual events included the Congressional Medal of Honor Foundation, Hospice Circle of Life, and the Illinois River Watershed Project Conference.