There was a man sitting quietly on a bench at Crystal Bridges Museum.
Was he lost in thought? Or even worse, was he lost or forgotten?
He held a brown paper sack. Did it contain lunch or all his worldly possessions? We may never know.
My friend Tore even tried to get the man to smile with a funny YouTube video. But the old man was unamused.
I’m not sure if our friend is still on display at the Crystal Bridges Museum. But I’m sure he’d appreciate a visit from you – even if he doesn’t show it.
(This was by far my favorite display at the museum!)
Visit the museum website for more information on “Man on a Bench” by artist Duane Hanson.
Date: December 2019
Location: Bentonville, Arkansas