A world-class collection of American art, stunning architecture, and 120 acres of Ozark forest with five miles of trails. Admission to the museum is always free.
Planning a visit to Crystal Bridges this spring? Use this guide to learn what’s on and what to expect this season.
We have something for all types of learners. From educator resources to family activities to scholars, find what speaks to you and engage with us.
There’s more to the museum than just the galleries— come enjoy hands-on creative fun with art classes for all ages and experience levels.
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Museum & Buildings
Trails and Grounds open daily sunrise to sunset.
Learn more about Belonging(s) (2020), a newly commissioned work, by Beth Lipman, part of Crafting America.
Get a first look at Crafting America, a new exhibition presenting a broad and inclusive look at craft in the United States from the 1940s to today.
Problematic and misleading portrayals of Indigenous peoples have long marred US history. In this blog, we look at three artists included in Ansel Adams in Our Time.
Just over five feet tall, this sculpture features a tiger balancing skillfully on a colorful ball. To create the tiger, Lemanski first fashioned a metal framework, then stitched specially printed paper to cover the form. The result is mesmerizing in its kaleidoscopic pattern and bright colors.
Ken Burns’s 2009 PBS documentary on the national parks hailed them as “America’s Best Idea,” yet these parks suffer from a troubled history that continues to challenge that claim today.
The holidays are approaching! In tandem with our newest temporary exhibition, Ansel Adams in Our Time, the Crystal Bridges Museum Store is offering an array of unique gifts.
When we think of American artists, two of the most prominent names that arise from the twentieth century are Ansel Adams and Georgia O’Keeffe.
Ansel Adams is a familiar name to people both in and outside the art world. His photographs of the American West are squarely ingrained in popular imagination and are rightfully…
In his paintings, video installations, assemblage works, sculptures, and performances, Paul Stephen Benjamin explores the questions, “What is the color black?” and “If the color black had a sound, what…
Activity: South Bend Quilt Squares Gather pieces of recycled paper, magazines, and fabric from around your house. Think of colors you would like to have in your quilt. Cut…
Soon to be displayed at the Momentary, over 500 bottles are meticulously arranged on shelves in three vitrines that recast litter as glinting green and clear gems. There is something…