Choose your dates:

  1. Friday, September 22, 2017

  2. Saturday, September 23, 2017


Bentonville No Kid Hungry Dinner

Join executive chef Matthew McClure for an amazing meal to end childhood hunger. Joined by guest chef Annie Pettry of Decca in Louisville and Bentonville’s best chefs, the dinner will benefit the No Kid Hungry campaign’s work to end childhood hunger in Arkansas. One in four kids in Arkansas struggles with hunger, but you can make a …
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This multi-media selection of works by over two dozen artists explores what and how we see today, revealing the visible and hidden forces shaping both what the contemporary world looks like, and how we consume and interpret that information—how visual and psychological perception are evolving in the 21stcentury. The global pervasiveness of conflict has engendered …
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Executive Chef Matthew McClure Named Semifinalist for 2017 James Beard Foundation Awards

For the 4th year in a row, 21c Museum Hotel Bentonville and The Hive restaurant are proud to announce that executive chef Matthew McClure has been named a semifinalist for the 2017 James Beard Foundation Restaurant and Chef Awards in the “Best Chef: South” category.  Established in 1990, and often referred to as the “Academy Awards of food,” the James Beard …
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Follow your Heart and Vote for 21c

Do the penguins hold a special place in your heart? Don’t be afraid to proclaim your love for the world! Voting is now open for the 2017 Travel + Leisure World’s Best Awards, showcasing the greatest islands, cities, hotels, cruise lines, airports and more. Show some love to propel 21c Museum Hotels to the top these …
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2017 Fork + Bottle Series

Join The Hive for our Fork + Bottle dinner series where guest brewers, distillers and winemakers collaborate to make special pairings for dinner menus prepared by executive chef Matthew McClure. Below, see the dates for our 2017 dinners and don’t forget to claim your seat now before they fill up! MAR 17 – St. Patrick’s Day Celebration MAY 31 …
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‘Tis the Season for Gifting

Don’t do the crowds this year. Treat yourself to online shopping! The 21c Museum Shop will be stocked and ready for you on Cyber Monday 11.28.16. Have a penguin fan in your life? This holiday season, the 21c Museum Shop will be selling limited edition ceramic rose gold penguins – the perfect gift for any …
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Ultimate Wedding Experience

SAT 01.28.17 | 6:30pm | Tickets $16 in advance; $20 at the door 21c Bentonville invites you to join us for a special wedding event featuring Northwest Arkansas’ top local vendors in a venue as unique as your wedding day. Experience a day in the life of a 21c bride and groom, and get to …
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Host Holiday Soirées at 21c Bentonville

Every year it seems like the holiday season creeps up on us faster than we would like. Between family gatherings, foraging for gifts and everything in between, sometimes planning holiday events quickly becomes a daunting task. Let 21c Bentonville make it easy for you this year: want to host a shindig everyone will remember? Look no …
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Taste of 21c Dinner at Proof on Main

In honor of our 10 Year Anniversary, 21c Louisville and Proof on Main are launching series of guest chef dinners featuring the executive chefs from each of our 21c restaurants. Executive chef Mike Wajda of Proof on Main has invited the executive chefs from each 21c restaurant to collaborate on dinner menus that will showcase …
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New Exhibition: Pop Stars!

Superheroes and celebrities, totems and toys: the imagery of manufactured fantasy is reframed in the visual language of historical iconography in this multi-media exploration of popular culture a decade and a half into the 21st century. With unprecedented access to an audience of one’s own, we find affirmation onscreen, and venerate fame as a final …
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The Hive: Best Fried Chicken in America

The Hive has been lauded by Men’s Journal for having the Best Fried Chicken in America thanks to the BMF Chicken dish served on a biscuit with pickles and secret spice. Read more about the accolade below. And if you haven’t sampled the BMF chicken dish yet, it’s high time! > Read the article > For …
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Chef Matthew McClure to Participate in South x South Brooklyn Dinner

On Monday, March 21st, executive chef Matthew McClure will join forces with chef Rob Newton, of Brooklyn’s Nightingale 9, for a one-night-only South x South Brooklyn dinner. The guest chef dinner will take place at Nightingale 9 in Brooklyn, NY and feature dishes from both chefs, with a number of ingredients being sourced directly from Arkansas, where McClure and Newton were both born and raised. Menu highlights are scheduled …
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Fork + Bottle: St. Patrick’s Day Celebration

Join us in celebrating the luck of the Irish this March as part of our 2016 Fork + Bottle Dinner series. On THURS 03.17.16 we’ll be feasting on a four course prix fixe menu featuring dishes like executive chef Matthew McClure’s Cottage Pie with braised beef, carrots, and white cheddar, lightly toasted on top for …
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Condé Nast Traveler Readers Vote 21c Bentonville to Top 10 Hotels in the South

PRESS RELEASE – 21c Museum Hotel Bentonville has been named the #10 Top Hotel in the South in the 2015 Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards. The awards appear in the November issue and are the results of the Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice survey with over 128,000 participants. The rankings are based on the quality of rooms, service, food …
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TripAdvisor names 21c Bentonville the #1 Hot New Hotel in the U.S.

TripAdvisor, the world’s largest travel site*, recently announced its inaugural list of Hot New Hotels. 21c Museum Hotel Bentonville was the #1 pick in the United States and #4 worldwide. “TripAdvisor has identified the new hotels that have made lasting impressions on our community since opening their doors,” said Barbara Messing, chief marketing officer at TripAdvisor. …
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Rise and Shine with the “Green Penguin”

Chef Matthew McClure is showcasing some of Arkansas’ finest flavors at the most important meal of the day. Our restaurant breakfast hours are MON-FRI 6:30am-10am and SAT -SUN 7am-11:30am. > View the menu > Bringing a large party? Call 479.286.6575 for breakfast reservations

21c Museum Debuts New Site Specific Installation

Swarms of bees, entangled kudzu vines and stacks of glowing honeycomb have overtaken The Hive at 21c Museum Hotel Bentonville. Commissioned by 21c, the immersive site-specific installation, BuzzKill, transforms the restaurant into a work of art itself, vines and honeycomb consume the lounge and dining spaces. BuzzKill references the folklore and fauna of Bentonville and …
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21c Bentonville Celebrates Bourbon Heritage Month

21c Museum Hotel’s roots are firmly planted in Louisville, Kentucky, the epicenter of bourbon – where 95 percent of the world’s bourbon is made and there are more bourbon barrels than there are people. With some home-state expertise under their belts, 21c Bentonville and The Hive are celebrating National Bourbon Heritage Month this September in true 21c …
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Pages of Travel: Southern Charm & Artistic Flair

“If you are looking for an intriguing and hospitable place to relax while on the road, 21c Museum Hotels will immediately make you feel at home. Each one of the 21c Museum Hotels properties offers a contemporary art museum, paired with a boutique hotel and chef-driven restaurant to provide you a compelling and unique experience.  The …
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Southern Living: 10 Walkable Girlfriend Getaways

Bentonville has an undescribable charm —One being able to explore town by foot. So it wasn’t a surprise when Southern Living magazine included Bentonville in their recent round-up of 10 Walkable Girlfriend Getaways. > View full list  

Our Halls Are Decked

Remember last year’s holiday party? Don’t get left with the lame venue again. *Shame-face* They’ll never let you live it down. Since we’re a helpful bunch, we’ve done the hard work for you. Art-filled venue –  check! Catering – check! Events team – check! Hotel rooms – check! Now that’s out of the way, you …
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21c Bentonville Honored Among World’s Best by Travel + Leisure Readers

21c Museum Hotel Bentonville has claimed the eighth spot in the Top 15 City Hotels in the Continental United States category in Travel + Leisure magazine’s 2017 World’s Best Awards. Selected by Travel + Leisure readers, the 2017 World’s Best Awards feature the greatest islands, cities, hotels, cruise lines, airports and more. The World’s Best is …
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The Dish: Chef Matthew McClure

Executive chef Matthew McClure of The Hive at 21c Museum Hotel Bentonville appeared on CBS This Morning’s weekly segment The Dish on Saturday, July 8, 2017. “Born and raised in Arkansas, Matthew McClure loved hunting, fishing and his grandmother’s cooking. His passion for food sent him north to the New England Culinary Institute in Vermont, and …
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Executive Chef Matthew McClure to Appear on CBS This Morning

Executive chef Matthew McClure of The Hive at 21c Museum Hotel Bentonville will share his path, inspiration and approach to refined country cooking on national television. The chef will appear on CBS This Morning on Saturday, July 8, during the weekly chef spotlight series, The Dish. McClure will bring to the table some of his …
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Hotel Near Bentonville Square

“When choosing locations for future properties, 21c Museum Hotels selects sites in cities and neighborhoods where we can contribute to revitalization efforts and hopefully catalyze further development,” said Alice Gray Sites, Museum Director and Chief Curator. Marta Churchwell of the Joplin Globe shares details on 21c Museum Hotel Bentonville in her recent article. > Read …
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80s Brunch at The Hive

SAT 06.10.17 | 11:30am-2pm | The Hive Transport back in time with The Hive to the 1980s, where the Walkman was the closest thing we had to a smartphone, crimped hair was everywhere and computers were the size of our living rooms. Bring the old fanny pack back to life and join The Hive team …
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