Head of School Retreat
Spouse Event and Lunch › Thursday : - :
Tour of Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art
With Mrs. Carey Pollard
The Walton Family Foundation recently invested $1.2 billion in opening an internationally-recognized art museum, Crystal Bridges, located in the heart of the country in Bentonville, Arkansas. Crystal Bridges explores the unfolding history of America by collecting and exhibiting outstanding works of art that illuminate our artistic heritage and enrich our understanding and appreciation of our nation and ourselves. With 120 acres of native Ozark forest, Crystal Bridges’ grounds invite visitors to enjoy the natural environment as a continuation of their museum experience. The Museum’s distinctive architecture immerses visitors in the landscape, while three miles of nature trails encourage exploration and reflection. Mrs. Pollard will lead a group of spouses to Crystal Bridges for lunch and a tour of the museum and grounds.
Mrs. Carey Pollard has been the “first lady” of JBU for twelve years. She partners with Chip in a variety of Advancement activities as well as in hosting events in their home, typically over 40 different events a year for 1200-1400 people. She is actively involved in campus life, particularly in chapel, the arts, and athletic events. She also serves on the board of the Manna Center in Siloam Springs, an interchurch organization that provides food and clothing to people in need. She has taught the toddler Sunday school class at First Presbyterian Church for 5 years, and serves on the Christian Education committee. She spent most of the first part of her adult life as homemaker and the mother of four children: James who is 17 and still at home, Emma who is at JBU studying secondary English education, Chad who is married to Anna and lives in Wisconsin, and Ben who passed away in 2011. She and Chip have been married for 30 years.