warwick sabin

Why small-town Arkansas is the perfect home for a major art museum

“There is a sense of entitlement among people on the East and West coasts about where fine art belongs, and they are provincial in their attitudes toward Arkansas and the South because most of them have never been here. I know this firsthand, because I grew up in New York City and came down to Arkansas when I was 17 to attend college. Almost everyone I knew outside the South thought I was crazy to move here and even crazier to stay. And, over the years, I have heard plenty of the same uninformed, snobbish ribbing about the South that has been directed toward Crystal Bridges. In response, I’ve spent countless hours explaining to friends the virtues and pleasures of living here.”

Preach, Warwick!