Programs for Teachers

Programs for Teachers

Saturday Session

Saturday, May 10, 9 am to 12 pm
Think Portraiture

Think portraiture is boring and difficult to incorporate into your lesson? K-12 teachers are invited to discover clues to the identities of different people represented in our permanent collection. Afterwards, create your own self portrait in our studios inspired by one of the works discussed.

Sponsored by Neff and Scarlett Basore.

$10, register online or by calling Guest Services at 479.418.2335.

Professional Development for your Faculty

Crystal Bridges offers teacher professional development for your school or district faculty. These sessions are led by Museum Education staff and provide teachers with the tools and strategies they need to teach from works of art in the Museum’s collection, including images and other resources for use in the classroom. The cost for these sessions is $50 per 25 teachers. Capacity limits us to 50 participants per session. Request for Professional Development for the 2013-2014 school year can be made by clicking the link below.

Professional Development request form

Spring 2014 Tours

School Visits are now available on a first come, first served basis. Fall 2013 is just about full, but Spring 2014 will be available October 1, 2013 on the Museum’s website.


The William Reese Company Teacher Fellowship seeks to enrich high school curriculum by encouraging research into the development of interdisciplinary connections between American art and core curriculum subjects of language arts, history, social studies, and the sciences. Administered by the Crystal Bridges Library, the Fellowship is designed to encourage creative research projects that draw on the assets of the Library to create arts-integrated curriculum that will enhance traditional teaching methods and student engagement.

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