The Museum Store offers a variety of publications, from scholarly art catalogs to books of humorous factoids. Stop by during your next visit—there’s something for everyone.
A Take-Home Bit of Crystal Bridges Immerse yourself in the story of Crystal Bridges by reading Art in Nature: Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art. This new book, produced in association with Scala Arts Publishers, is full of fascinating information about the institution’s founding, the setting, the collection, and the architecture. Filled with intriguing facts and breathtaking photography, Art in Nature is the perfect gift for lovers of art, architecture, and nature. Or, pick one up from our Museum Store as a keepsake to help you remember your visit.
Crystal Bridges: The Whole Enchilada If you are interested in a more comprehensive look at Crystal Bridges’ collection, Celebrating the American Spirit: Masterworks from Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art features 151 objects from the Museum’s permanent collection paired with essays by leading American art scholars.
Nature at its Nastiest Looking for something a bit more playful? Amy Stewart’s light and humorous books about the perils and pleasures of the natural world are chock full of beautiful illustrations and fascinating facts about sinister insects, loathsome plants, and liquor-driven botanical experiments. Stewart’s books are a staff favorite, so be sure to check out Wicked Bugs: The Louse that Conquered Napoleon’s Army & Other Diabolical Insects; Wicked Plants: The Weed that Killed Lincoln’s Mother & Other Botanical Atrocities; and The Drunken Botanist: The Plants that Create the World’s Greatest Drinks.
An Epistolary Love Story* If you enjoy our current temporary exhibition The Artists’ Eye: Georgia O’Keeffe and the Alfred Stieglitz Collection, be sure to pick up Sarah Greenough’s acclaimed book My Faraway One: Selected Letters of Georgia O’Keeffe and Alfred Stieglitz. In addition to being a leading authority on the life and work of Alfred Stieglitz, Greenough is the Senior Curator of Photographs at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C. Her book contains more than 650 correspondences between O’Keeffe and Stieglitz documenting their relationship from the time before they met in 1915, throughout their passionate love affair and marriage, and during their long-distance relationship between New York and New Mexico. So, stop by the Museum Store this month, and find a book to put your feet up with. Whether you’re a traveler, a scholar, a late holiday shopper, or someone who just likes to smile, there’s something here for you.
*MEET THE AUTHOR! Join us in the Great Hall for a lecture by Sarah Greenough followed by a book signing reception on Saturday, January 11 at 4 p.m. Admission is $10; free for Museum Members. Tickets to this event are available online.