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Mom and daughter on Walker Landing

Mother’s Day is Sunday, May 12, and at Crystal Bridges, there are plenty of ways to treat your mother to a perfect day, from food, art, flowers, and a special museum gift. Here are four ways to make Mom’s day extra special at Crystal Bridges:


Treat her to an afternoon of artmaking

Jane Irish painting

Song Huong by Jane Irish – on view now in Tempera (North Exhibition Gallery)

Drop-In Artmaking happens in the studios every weekend from 1 to 4 p.m. Take some time to slow down and paint your own masterpiece at Crystal Bridges with Mom.

OR – make a date to bring Mom back to the museum next Sunday, May 19 for an Egg Tempera workshop led by Philadelphia-based artist Jane Irish! Irish’s work can currently be found in the Tempera exhibition in the North Exhibition Gallery. Treat your Mom to an unforgettable art workshop. Tickets can be purchased here.


Treat her to coffee or tea at the Coffee Bar

Coffee Bar at Crystal Bridges

Buy Mom a coffee, tea, smoothie, or glass of wine at our Coffee Bar. All our coffee is sourced through Onyx Coffee Lab and our tea comes from Savoy Tea Co. We even have our own Crystal Bridges Blend of tea from Savoy, available for purchase as a gift at the Coffee Bar. Pastries are also available for a quick snack. Once you’ve grabbed your special drink, head out to the grounds or enjoy the view from Eleven.


Treat her to a flower-ful walk through the forest

April showers have brought beautiful May flowers! Treat your mother to a walk along our four miles of trails and grounds to view art, sculptures, and gorgeous flora. Once you’ve grabbed your coffee or tea, pick up a trail guide out on the trails, download the CB Outdoors app for a full list of plants and flowers blooming on the grounds, and feel free to ask a grounds staff member about the flowers that are blooming now.


Treat her to a Museum Store gift (at a discount!)

Two women in the museum store

On Mother’s Day at the museum, local artisan Daaman Porcelain will be giving a demonstration of their porcelain jewelry work in the Museum Store. Stop in to watch and shop for a special piece of jewelry for Mom. If you’re a museum member, you can also take advantage of double discounts on Mother’s Day, as our Member Double Discount Days are happening that weekend. Museum members receive 20% off most purchases in the Museum Store May 10-13. Make the day unforgettable with a museum memento for Mom!


Happy Mother’s Day from Crystal Bridges!

Mom and young daughter in the galleries

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