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The Momentary is open with reduced capacity.

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YOU BELONG HERE

Hi, we’re the Momentary. A decommissioned cheese factory turned contemporary art space for visual and performing arts, culinary experiences, festivals, artists-in-residence, and more.

Located in downtown Bentonville, Arkansas, satellite to Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, the Momentary is the perfect hang-out. From exploring the galleries and outdoor artworks, to catching a performance, to enjoying a savory bite or refreshing drink, there’s something for everyone to discover. General admission is free.

Ready to visit?

How to Get Here

We’re at 507 SE E St., just 1.5 miles south of Crystal Bridges near 8th Street Market. Whether you come by car or bike, we got you covered.

  • Where to park: Complimentary parking is located off E St, just south of our building.
  • Via foot or bike: We’re accessible by the Razorback Regional Greenway. Bicycle racks available next to the RØDE Bar, Onyx Coffee Lab’s patio, and on the south side of the building.
  • Where to enter: The main entrance is located at the south side of the building, just beyond the Arvest Bank Courtyard, closest to the main parking lot.
  • Rideshare / pick up drop off location can be found along E street.

See & Do

Outdoors:

  • Enjoy the Momentary Green
    So much room for activities! This spacious outdoor area is ideal for picnics, social gatherings, music festivals, and more art exploration. Park your bike and join in the fun.
  • Admire outdoor art
    You’ll find even more art around the building – all you have to do is look! Check our Visual Arts page for exhibitions and art projects you can expect to see during your visit.

 

Indoors:

  • Discover contemporary art in the Galleries
    The Galleries are your visual arts playground. These large, open spaces feature art and exhibitions that change throughout the year, plus unexpected happenings. Check our Visual Arts page for exhibitions and art projects you can expect to see during your visit.
  • Catch a performance or event
    Check our calendar and make plans to catch a performance or event in one of our state-of-the-art performance spaces, such as the RØDE House or Fermentation Hall.
  • Enjoy food and drink offerings
    Get your caffeine fix at Onyx Coffee Lab or head up to the Tower Bar for handcrafted cocktails. Learn more about food and drink offerings here.
  • Shop the Momentary Shop
    Your one-stop shop for original Momentary merch, prints by featured artists, and other cool gifts you won’t find anywhere else.

A map can be found here.

Guest Services / Box Office

Located at the main entrance, the Box Office is your resource for tickets, schedules, program details, and any other information you need. Additional questions? Contact BoxOffice@theMomentary.org or 479.367.7500.

Hours

The lobby and galleries at the Momentary are open:

SUN | TUE | WED 10 AM—7 PM
THU | FRI | SAT 10 AM—10 PM
MON Closed

 

The Momentary is closed on Thanksgiving and Christmas. The Momentary Green is open daily. Tavares Strachan’s You Belong Here is illuminated nightly, starting at dusk.

Check out the food + drink webpage for the most up-to-date hours of those offerings.

Guidelines

Some Dos and Don’ts to help make visiting the Momentary as enjoyable as possible for all. Check out our “Fall 2020 Guide” blog post for details on policies and procedures during this period of mandatory social distancing.

 

Conduct

The Momentary is committed to the principles of welcoming, sharing, and respect for all. We reserve the right to refuse admission to or eject any person whose conduct deems to be disorderly or abusive or who fails to comply with these or other rules at the Momentary.

Keep Your Distance from the Art

We’re generally cool here, but if we had to have one rule, it is this: please do not touch works of art or frames as any contact can damage a painting or sculpture. These pieces are going to last longer than any of us – let’s please try to keep them intact for the next generation.

Food + Drink

No outside food and drinks, please. Beverages with lids are allowed in the galleries. Picnicking is encouraged on the Momentary Green. We ask that guests do not bring coolers.

Pets

Leashed pets are welcome on the Momentary Green and outdoor gathering areas, but are NOT allowed inside the building.

Smoking

The Momentary campus is tobacco-free – please do not smoke!

Weapons

No weapons are permitted on the grounds or inside our spaces.

Wi-Fi

Complimentary wireless Internet access is available in all indoor public spaces so you can upload your Insta pics even faster.

Photography

Take all the pics you want for your own personal use, but protect the art at all costs – please don’t use tripods, drones, monopods, or flash. Permits are required for professional portrait photography or video inside the Momentary.

Promotional Photography Notice / Implied Consent

Visiting the Momentary or participating in our programs constitutes an agreement by the guest or participant and/or the parent or guardian to allow us to photograph or film guests or program participants, without compensation, for possible use in publicity.

Wheeled Recreational Devices

Enjoy your ride, but stunts, tricks, and racing are not allowed on the Momentary site. Roller skates/rollerblades must be removed before coming inside the building. Skateboards must be carried or left outside as well.

Accessibility

The Momentary is committed to making the galleries and grounds accessible for all visitors. Please note that our efforts to make our website, programs, and spaces more accessible are ongoing. A number of on-site accommodations are offered for guests with disabilities in order to assure an enjoyable and engaging experience. Below is a list of amenities available.

 

Wheelchairs

A limited number of wheelchairs and walkers are available on a first-come, first-serve basis, at no cost. These items can be requested from Box Office staff in the Lobby.

Mobility

All interior spaces of the Momentary are fully wheelchair accessible. Wheelchair and family-accessible restrooms and elevators are located throughout the museum. Personal wheelchairs, canes with rubber tips, and motorized mobility devices are also permitted in the Momentary.

Service Animals

Service animals are welcome at the Momentary. The Momentary abides by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), and allows service animals, that is, animals trained to do work or perform specific tasks for the benefit of an individual with disabilities, into all the public areas of the space. The ADA does not currently recognize emotional support animals, therefore emotional support animals and all other animals not specifically covered in the American with Disabilities Act will not be permitted within the Momentary. Other leashed pets must remain outside the building, which includes the Momentary Green.