Education is at the core of Crystal Bridges’ mission. The Museum offers year-round programming for all ages, including lectures, art-making workshops, films, gallery talks, and special events. An award-winning app available free from iTunes features audio tours of current and past temporary exhibitions, and many of the Museum’s lectures and gallery talks are included in Crystal Bridges’ iTunes U site, which also features interviews with curators, artists, and conservators. In addition, Crystal Bridges offers professional development for teachers and educational programming for K-12 school groups designed to fit with Common Core standards.
Crystal Bridges provides learners of all ages relevant, curriculum-based programming that supports classroom learning. The programs encompass student tours, workshops, professional development for educators, curriculum connections and in-depth learning through technology.
Crystal Bridges’ Community Programs are designed to engage diverse group audiences with educational components to enhance their visits to the Museum.
A number of options are available, including guided tours, customized gallery experiences, and in-depth Museum experiences that may include art-making time in the studio. Our Community Program educators can work with your group to develop a program that best suits your needs.
Pick up a Family Guide and take it along for fun interactive activities and creative ways of exploring the galleries together!
Art Totes are available for check-out on a first-come, first-served basis from the Information Pod in the main lobby all day!
Experience Art Studio
Experience Art Studio is a fun discovery space for both children and adults designed to guide guests through various ways of looking at and thinking about works of art. There is also a creative play space, art-making supplies, toys, and games for the whole family to enjoy together.
Experience Art Studio is located on the lower level of the Late Nineteenth-Century Art Gallery, and is accessible from the lower Temporary Exhibition gallery or from Walker Landing.