Art & Culture
Museum & Exhibits

We the People: The Radical Notion of Democracy

Saturday, July 2, 2022 to Monday, January 2, 2023
10:00am
Saturday-Wednesday 10am to 6pm | Thursday & Friday 10am to 8pm
Rates/Admission Prices

Admission to this exhibition is free, however due to its anticipated popularity, reservations for a timed ticket are required.

Crystal Bridges is a premier fine arts museum in Northwest Arkansas where you can view some of the most famous works of art, architecture, and landscaping
Location
Crystal Bridges Museum
600 Museum Way
Bentonville, AR 72712
Hours of Operation

Sat | Sun 10am — 6pm
Mon | Wed 11am — 6pm
Thu | Fri 11am — 8pm
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In a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, a rare, original print of the US Constitution (one of only eleven known in the world) is going on view at Crystal Bridges in We the People: The Radical Notion of Democracy. In this free exhibition, the document is displayed in conversation with works of art by influential historical and contemporary artists that provide diverse American perspectives on the nation’s founding principles.

Original prints of the Declaration of Independence, the proposed Bill of Rights, and the Articles of Confederation can be viewed along with several new acquisitions. Portraits of Native American leaders, including John Mathies’s depiction of Seneca leader Red Jacket, hang beside familiar paintings of revolutionary leaders such as Alexander Hamilton by John Trumbull. Constitutional themes of equality, freedom, and justice are explored in twentieth-century works by Jacob Lawrence and Gordon Parks, among others, while living artists such as Roger Shimomura, Luis C. Garza, and Shelley Niro address past and present struggles for equality.