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North Forest Lights

North Forest Lights is a nighttime, multimedia experience in the middle of the North Forest unlike anything Crystal Bridges has ever done before.

Saturday, October 26, 2019 to Sunday, February 16, 2020
Saturday & Sunday 10am to 6pm | Monday 11am to 6pm | Wednesday - Friday 11am to 9pm | Closed Tuesdays
Rates/Admission Prices

Tickets will be available soon at crystalbridges.org.

Location
Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art
600 Museum Way
Bentonville, AR 72712
Hours of Operation

Saturday | Sunday 10am to 6pm
Monday 11am to 6pm
Tuesday | Closed
Wednesday | Thursday | Friday 11am to 9pm

North Forest Lights is a nighttime, multimedia experience in the middle of the North Forest unlike anything Crystal Bridges has ever done before. Created exclusively for Crystal Bridges by Montreal-based multimedia and entertainment studio Moment Factory, five distinct installations will bring the soul and rhythm of the forest to life with light, sound, and sensory effects for a captivating, unforgettable adventure. 

Each encounter that visitors will experience on their walk through the Ozark woods translates nature’s secret music and hidden communication into a symphony of light and sound. The experience invites people to reconnect with nature and art while helping them to feel part of it. Inspired by their first foray in the southern US, Moment Factory designed this experience by using the environment of the museum’s surrounding forest to create five distinct installations.  

The five distinct installations that will come to life with light, sound, and special effects are: 

  • Crystal Grove - pixels of light appear through the trees in jewel-like fragments.
  • The Bridge – visitors will become enveloped in fog as lasers and lights give the illusion of water and mist flowing through the forest.
  • The Hearth - visitors are drawn to gather and commune around a digital fire pit, where a sculpture made of tree limbs and twigs appears to float as it is consumed by flames. The Hearth evokes the region’s spiritual heritage with hymnal and gospel rhythms and melodies that conjure a transcendent communion in the woods.
  • Whispering Tree – visitors are invited to engage in private dialogue with a massive tree as lighting effects respond to the conversation, for all to see.
  • Forest Orchestra – like an orchestra tuning itself into harmony with its surroundings, visitors will experience a variety of music styles from our region’s ragtime, to bluegrass, folk and classical traditions, which will be enhanced by a light show, to inspire a spirit of celebration. 
  • Forest Orchestra - music will be translated into a massive light show, like an orchestra tuning itself into harmony with its surroundings.

Coffee, hot cocoa, snacks and more will be available for purchase in North Forest Lights which will be located in the first loop of the North Forest. The experience will be open in the evening hours, after sunset. North Forest Lights will not be traveling to any other locations and cannot be experienced anywhere else in the world.