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to check out the prints of art you saw in the museum, to look for books about some of the art works in the collection or to view the original jewelry designs and basketry. Marlon Blackwell, a professor and de-partment head of the School of Architecture of the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville, designed the store so that the interior re-sembles the underside of a mushroom. Free parking for the museum is plenti-ful and well designed, though some lots are distant from the entrance. Covered park-ing is more limited, and mostly meant for handicapped visitors. A checkroom offers free storage for those burdened with um-brellas, heavy coats, backpacks and the like. Some wheelchairs are available at no cost, as are audio tours pre-loaded onto iPods that can be checked out, plus there is a free Crystal Bridges app, available on the mu-seum’s website or at the iTunes store. Free public tours can be arranged through the Guest Services Department. A library on the third fl oor contains A group of students enjoy a fi eld trip to the museum. some 60,000 items on 3,000 linear feet of shelving. The library’s ceiling contains na-tive yellow pine beams from Magnolia. While the library does not allow anyone to check out books, access is available through Millennium, a shared catalog with the Uni-versity of Arkansas libraries, and through OCLC, a consortium of worldwide librar-ies. The library catalog can be accessed on-line at www.CrystalBridges.org/Library. unNATURAL It takes more than 500 years for many fast-food containers to decompose. They belong in the trash – not in nature. Keep Arkansas clean. Make it :/05, . This ad is 100% recyclable. KeepArkansasBeautiful.com 16  , $5.$16$6/,9,1* APRIL 2012

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