This summer, the Arkansas Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville will add a colossal geodesic dome made of glass and fiberglass. Designed by Buckminster Fuller, the 50-foot-wide Fly’s Eye Dome will join a 1950s Frank Lloyd Wright home as part of the museum’s mission to include innovative architecture. The dome, inspired by a fly’s eye, will be propped on the museum’s north side lawn, inviting curious visitors for a closer look. Fuller is famously known for his use of lightweight materials and his designs for geodesic domes.
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