Thursday, January 26, 2012

Art at Crystal Bridges

I think it wonderful that there is an art museum in our area where anyone can go at any time with no admission fee. The grounds are full of walks around streams, through wooded areas, and across hills. It is a beautiful place. This American Art Museum was rather crowded on Friday. Everyone wanted to experience the thrill of this new place.

Here DH ponders a painting that is one the few remaining works that shows a city west of the Mississippi. It is titled View of  St. Louis between 1832 and 1835. Note the steamboat smoke near the busy levy!

There were also bronze and marble works. Isn't this a real beauty? The white marble glistened under these lights!

Why, there was even this one teapot which was artwork urging the election of Harrison for president.

American masters such as Grant Wood, Norman Rockwell, Thomas Hart Benton, and George Catlin among many others were represented.



The wall color was gorgeous, each gallery a different hue. Note the wonderful rose shade here. The galleries are housed in five separate buildings link by glass walkways. One has the feeling of being outside, among nature, while passing from one painting era to another. Also note the lovely wooden beams that echo the native hardwoods outside.
Such a beautiful place to visit, especially on a cold winter's day.

More details and outside pictures posted on Friday at:

1 comment:

Susan said...

GREAT PHOTOS Claudia. Oh, I SO enjoyed them. Susan