Plan Your Visit
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Per CDC’s updated guidelines and effective Tuesday, August 3, we are requiring all visitors ages 2 and up and staff to wear a face covering indoors and for outdoor programs. Masks will be available upon entry for those who do not have one.
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?
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
- 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.
- 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. Shop in person or online.
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.
The lobby and galleries at the Momentary are open:
SUN | TUE | WED 10 AM—7 PM
THU | FRI | SAT 10 AM—10 PM
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.
Some Dos and Don’ts to help make visiting the Momentary as enjoyable as possible for all. Check out our “Summer 2021 Guide” blog post for details on policies and procedures during this period of mandatory social distancing.
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 purchased on-site with lids intact are allowed in the galleries. Picnicking is encouraged on the Momentary Green, but please do not bring coolers. Outside alcohol is not permitted.
Leashed pets are welcome on the Momentary Green and outdoor gathering areas, but are NOT allowed inside the building.
The Momentary campus is tobacco-free – please do not smoke!
No weapons are permitted on the grounds or inside our spaces.
Complimentary wireless Internet access is available in all indoor public spaces so you can upload your Insta pics even faster.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
When there are exhibitions featuring artworks with flashing lights, signage notifying visitors of where these lights are located will be available.
ASSISTIVE LISTENING DEVICE
Assistive Listening Devices are available on a first-come, first-served basis for those participating events in the Fermentation Hall and the RØDE house.
SIGN LANGUAGE INTERPRETATION
Sign Language interpretation is available for all programs and tours and is offered upon request with advanced notice based on availability.
ENCHROMA GLASSES FOR COLORBLINDNESS
EnChroma colorblind glasses are available for guests who are colorblind to use at no cost during their visit. The Momentary can provide glasses for indoor and outdoor viewing in adult and youth sizes, and there are also fit-over glasses available for guests who wear regular glasses. These glasses are available for check-out from the Box Office staff in the Lobby. To check-out, please present a form of ID to leave at the Lobby desk while you use the glasses during your visit.