Teen Programs

Crystal Bridges offers a variety of fun, innovative programs through which teens can learn more about the Museum’s collection, express themselves creatively, make friends, and try new things.

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Teen Council

Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art is seeking applications from creative, motivated high school students with an interest in art and community engagement to be part of the Museum’s 2014-2015 Teen Council.

We’re looking for a diverse group of teens who are excited about planning and marketing programs for their peers, advising us on teen audiences, and learning about the Museum, its collections, and exhibitions. Council members must commit to attending and actively participating in Council meetings, communicating with fellow members via the Council’s private Facebook page, and working collaboratively as part of a team. The Council meets 2 – 4 times per month, and members must commit to attendance at 2/3 of regularly scheduled meetings. Meetings are currently held on Tuesdays, though the upcoming schedule may differ depending upon Council member availability.

Interested teens should fill out an online application form, which includes a brief essay and a recommendation from a teacher or youth leader. Applications should be completed by May 26; all applicants will be notified of their status in early June.

Please contact Janelle Redlaczyk, Public Programs Manager, for questions or additional information. [email protected], 479-418-5707.

Teen Council Application


Internships offer the opportunity for students to not only expand your academic knowledge and improve your skills, but also apply these in practical ways under the direct supervision of Crystal Bridges staff. Museum internships are offered as the opportunity or need arises within the Museum, and are posted on the Crystal Bridges Careers and Internships page.

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Youth Group Tour

Crystal Bridges offers free guided tours for youth groups such as Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, or other community organizations. To schedule a guided tour for your youth group, please complete the following Youth Tour Request form. Youth Tours must be requested six weeks in advance. Following your request, a Museum Educator will contact you to confirm if your request can be accommodated. Youth group tours are limited to 45 students and take place Monday through Friday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Youth Group Tour Request Form