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.
Coming soon to a library near you, the art lab brings artmaking, music, storytelling, and more.
Find opportunities to give and keep art accessible to all, become a member, or join our team.
Crystal Bridges members receive year-round perks, invitations to member-only events, travel opportunities, and more!
Museum & Buildings
Trails and Grounds open daily sunrise to sunset.
The trails and museum will be closed June 6 – 8 for private events. The North Forest Trail will remain open to the public at these times.
Bring out your inner artist in this adult creative workshop! Led by guest instructor and local artist Amy Scoggins, we’ll explore the power of visual storytelling and apply techniques used by master artists to create our own captivating narratives. You’ll learn how to work from models and still life to go beyond simple figure studies and create intriguing images that invite exploration.
Beginner-friendly, this program is open to all experience levels and includes step-by-step guidance to help your vision come to life. All supplies are included, but you’re welcome to bring your own painting gear if preferred. We also encourage you to bring an object with personal meaning or significance if you’d like to include it in your composition.
Tickets are $30 ($24 for members), reserve your spot online or with Guest Services at (479) 657-2335 today.
Amy Scoggins is a painter residing in Fort Smith, Arkansas. With a Bachelor of Fine Arts and Masters in Education, she has been teaching art to all ages for nearly twenty years. As a contemporary painter, she strives to create work that draws viewers to enter the scene and spend time there as they would with a good book. For her, the joy of visual storytelling is that the narrative remains ambiguous, allowing the viewer to bring their own life experiences, and thus their own interpretations, into the worlds that she creates.