Bentonville Public Library responds to local, regional and national interests, expanding our collections and resources whenever possible. 

With the opening of Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art right here in Bentonville, BPL extends the amazing art experience to our patrons featuring a special collection in 2011 and new materials gifted to our library in 2021!  Special thanks to the Alice L. Walton Foundation, the Arkansas State Library and Arkansas Center for the Book and Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art.

In conjunction with BPL's American Art book promotion, explore the arts and tour the town with BPL's Public Art Scavenger Hunt developed by the Teen Advisory Board.


Featured American Art Books


 American Art Books

 Thank you Friends of the Bentonville Library, the Bentonville Library Foundation, the Arkansas State Library and the Northwest Arkansas Community Foundation.  

General Themes

American Art

Colonial Era

American Indians


Luminism & Hudson River School

Eakins, Homer & Heade: Everyday Life after the Civil War

New Century


American Modernism

Post World War II

Pop and Minimalism

The New American Landscape




  • American Artist
    Combines ideas and inspiration with respected editorial, in-depth profiles and numerous informative columns.
  • American Style
    Lifestyle magazine featuring contemporary art and artists, galleries, collectors, and arts travel and tourism.
  • Art in America
    Art in America creates a fascinating picture of the ever-changing art scene both in the U.S. and abroad.
  • Art & Antiques
    Offers the latest news in fine art and antiques. Regularly features gallery and contemporary art opening reviews, articles on the domestic and international market, antique values and features artists and their works.
  • Artist's Magazine
    Artist's Magazine gives artists ideas, inspiration and instruction.
  • ARTnews
    ARTnews reports on the art, personalities, issues, trends and events shaping the international art world.
  • Communication Arts
    Professional journal for designers, art directors, design firms illustrators, advertising agencies, photographers, students and everyone involved in visual communication.
  • Interior Design
    Interior Design offers the latest design trends and ideas, from contemporary architecture to green design.
  • Popular Photography
    Packed with great photos, how-to tips, lab tests of the latest equipment, and expert advice on getting the most out of every shot.
  • Smithsonian
    History, Travel, Arts, Science, People, Places.


 Recommended Sites

About Recommended Sites

Our goal is to provide you with educational, entertaining and reliable information on the internet. All web content should be viewed with a discerning eye for accuracy, authorship and currency. Please note, by providing these web links for easy access, inclusion does not imply endorsement by Bentonville Library. 

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