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Raves start rolling in for Crystal Bridges

Steve Hebert/The New York Times

There will probably always be a tinge of controversy attached to Alice Walton’s Crystal Bridges Museum, just by virtue of the fact that she’s an heir to the Wal-Mart fortune. It’s probably safest at this point to just accept it and move forward. What’s in danger of getting overlooked is the far more basic question, now that it’s open, of how does the thing function as a museum? The Times sent Roberta Smith to find out, and she liked what she saw. (FULL ARTICLE: Roberta Smith, The New York Times)