Program 725: Crystal Bridges; Route 66 Kicks; Amsterdam By Bike
Release Date: 08-26-2023
The director of the new Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art tells us how a small city in Arkansas became home to a major art museum. Then author Rick Antonson describes how motoring west along the legendary Route 66 can reveal easily overlooked slices of Middle America. Plus, a Dutch tour guide discusses Amsterdam's reliance on bicycles — and what visitors should know before jumping into the bike lane.
- Crystal Bridges Museum executive director Rod Bigelow
- Rick Antonson, author of "Train Beyond the Mountains: Journeys on the Rocky Mountaineer" (Greystone)
- Amsterdam-based tour guide Dennis Gerrits
- Rod Bigelow is the Executive Director of the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville, Arkansas.
- The Arkansas Tourism website provides an overview of Crystal Bridges.
- The museum opened a satellite art space in downtown Bentonville, called The Momentary, in 2020 as a venue for concerts, events, and artist residencies.
- Rick Antonson writes about his cross-country road trip in "Route 66 Still Kicks." His most recent book is "Train Beyond the Mountains: Journeys on the Rocky Mountaineer."
- Dennis Gerrits leads walking tours of Amsterdam through Love My City Tours, and can include segments on bicycles and using private canal boats.
- The Holland2Stay website outlines the rules for bicycling in the Netherlands.