Museum getting a massive geodesic dome with 61 glass eyes

     (AP) – An Arkansas museum that moved a Frank Lloyd Wright
home onto its grounds will add one of Buckminster Fuller's geodesic domes next
summer.
     The Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art will erect a 50-foot "Fly's Eye
Dome" near a sculpture garden on its north lawn. Illustrations show what looks
like a giant golf ball amid a stand of trees.
     Museum curators say the dome meets their mission of demonstrating innovations
in American architecture, just like Wright's Bachman-Wilson House did in 2015.
     Fuller hoped that the glass-and-fiberglass dome might revolutionize housing by
making homes cheaper to build and move. The home has 11 dozen fiberglass panels
and 61 glass eyes. Curators say that Fuller, who died in 1983, got the idea
after seeing a picture of a fly in a newspaper.

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