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: http://claudiapage-bookie.blogspot.com/2012/01/crystal-bridges.html