November 5, 2011 11:00 PM

Steve Paul | In the Arkansas woods, an art museum sprouts tall

There’s no denying that money can make almost anything happen. And in Bentonville, in the northwest Arkansas birthplace of Wal-Mart, the Walton family’s global business, money — hundreds of millions of dollars — has helped create the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, a formidable and alluring temple to art.

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