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The Island, 2009

By Walton Ford


Framed Art


Art Museum
Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentonville, Arkansas, 2009.18. Photo courtesy of the artist and Paul Kasmin Gallery


Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentonville, Arkansas
Not on view


Watercolor, gouache, pencil, and ink on paper, triptych


Panel 1: 95 ½ in. x 36 in. (242.6 cm x 91.4 cm) / Panel 2: 95 ½ in. x 60 in. (242.6 cm x 152.4 cm) / Panel 3: 95 ½ in. x 36 in. (242.6 cm x 91.4 cm)


Optium Museum Acrylic®

The Challenge

  • To protect a watercolor, gouache, pencil and ink artwork on paper during exhibition while providing an optimal viewing experience.

The Solution

Optium Museum Acrylic®

Acrylic is half the weight of glass and shatter resistant
Safeguards against injury and damage to artwork and visitors.

Anti-static protection exceeds that of glass
Immediately eliminates static charge.  Makes for safer, easier framing and less cleaning.

Abrasion resistant
A durable hard coat protects against scratches from cleaning and general exposure to the public.

Allows viewers to see the artwork without distracting reflections.

99% UV blocking
Protects the artwork from the most damaging light wavelengths, helping prevent fading and degradation.

More Info

  • For more information on the artwork, click here.