On November 11, 2011, the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, founded by Alice Walton, opened to the public. The museum focuses on American art and is home to works from the Colonial period to the present day. Through its continued collection of historic and contemporary works—such as War News from Mexico by Richard Canton Woodville and Rosie the Riveter by Norman Rockwell—Crystal Bridges seeks to chronicle the United States’ dynamic cultural landscape.
Marquand Books produced the catalogue Celebrating the American Spirit: Masterworks from the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, now in its third printing. The 356-page book features detailed entries and full-color illustrations for more than 150 of the museum’s most significant pieces. Contributors include such scholars and curators as William C. Agee, Stephanie Meyer Heydt, Linda Merrill, and John Wilmerding. Designed by Zach Hooker and edited by Christopher B. Crosman and Emily D. Shapiro, Celebrating the American Spirit is a beautiful, in-depth introduction to the collection and vision of the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art.
photography by Jeremy Linden