21c Museum Hotel

21c Museum Hotel in Bentonville

No, it’s not a typo. The name of the hotel is 21c Museum Hotel. It’s not like any other hotel I’ve visited. It’s a quirky hotel combined with an art gallery that speaks to my unusual taste.

This piece of art welcomes you at the entrance of the hotel. The moment I saw it, I knew I was home. And I now have ideas of what to do with my own collection of bones, skulls and mannequin parts…

21c Museum Hotel in Bentonville

Here’s a look at the lobby. The penguin is one of several in the hotel and they are moved throughout the day.

21c Museum Hotel in Bentonville, Arkansas

A treadmill as art. You may have one in your home but with clothes hanging on the sides. But yours lacks the je ne sais quoi to be considered art. 😉

21c Museum Hotel in Bentonville

A basketball hoop tree.

21c Museum Hotel in Bentonville

The Hive restaurant inside the hotel.

The Hive at 21c Museum Hotel

One of the penguins at The Hive.

21c Museum Hotel in Bentonville

And another penguin.

21c Museum Hotel in Bentonville

Enough about penguins. There are also rubber ducks in the shower.

21c Museum Hotel in Bentonville

This was my room, complete with retro lighting and dog pillows.

21c Museum Hotel in Bentonville
21c Museum Hotel in Bentonville

You don’t have to be a guest at the hotel to enjoy the art. The gallery is open to the public and changes periodically. The next few pieces captured my interest.

21c Museum Hotel in Bentonville

A closeup of the same art piece. It must have taken a tremendous amount of time and patience to create! (Those are pin pricks on paper)

21c Museum Hotel in Bentonville

Crumbling puzzles.

21c Museum Hotel in Bentonville

This is the description for the next piece I’ll show you. Once you read it, you’ll understand why I was captivated.

21c Museum Hotel in Bentonville

The piece reminds me of the abandoned places I’ve visited (The Baker Hotel).

21c Museum Hotel in Bentonville

In conclusion, make a trip to Bentonville and visit the 21c Museum Hotel. If you can’t make it to Bentonville, fret not. They have other locations! Click here to visit the hotel website.

Date: 2019
Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark IV, iPhone
Notes: I hope the art has inspired you as much as it did me.

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