Jul 26, 2012 Diane Carroll has been selected as the new media relations manager at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville, Ark. Carroll, who resides in Fayetteville, has been in Northwest Arkansas for more than 10 years. Carroll comes to Crystal Bridges from At Home in Arkansas, a monthly design magazine, where she served as editor in chief, overseeing all editorial aspects of the publication. Carroll previously worked as a regional editor for multiple publishing companies, researching, sourcing and writing feature articles for more than 40 publications. She also has experience managing public relations for a professional artist, and as a senior account executive for a San Francisco-based marketing communications agency. At Crystal Bridges she will be responsible for facilitating communications between the museum and various media outlets. “We’re delighted to welcome Diane to Crystal Bridges,” said Laura Jacobs, communications director. “She brings a wealth of experience in publications, social media management and implementation as well as a demonstrated record of building relationships with the media and the public.” Crystal Bridges’ collection spans five centuries of American masterworks ranging from the Colonial era to the current day. More than 450 works are currently on display, including iconic images such as Rosie the Riveter by Norman Rockwell, Asher B. Durand’s Kindred Spirits and Maxfield Parrish’s The Lantern Bearers, each reflecting a distinct moment in American artistic evolution. The museum has hosted more than 440,000 visitors since its opening. Additional information about Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art is available online at crystalbridges.org. Admission to Crystal Bridges is sponsored by Walmart. There is no fee to view the permanent collection or grounds. # # # The mission of Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art is to welcome all to celebrate the American spirit in a setting that unites the power of art with the beauty of landscape. We explore the unfolding story of America by actively collecting, exhibiting, interpreting, and preserving outstanding works that illuminate our heritage and artistic possibilities. Opened to the public on 11-11-11, Crystal Bridges was founded in 2005 by Alice Walton, who chairs the Museum’s board of directors.