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.
Use this blog to plan your Summer 2021 visit to the museum.
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.
Discover art, nature, science, and more at the museum in these weeklong camps for children ages 4 to 18.
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.
Monday to Friday, July 19-23, 2021
The African American Experience
What voices are being heard in your classroom? It’s all too easy to crowd out marginalized perspectives, to relegate Black voices to grim and grainy photographs. If you’re an educator looking to make room for the African American experience in your curriculum, if you’re ready to encounter Black voices and perspectives through art in your classroom, then this is the Summer Institute for you.
Open to teachers of all subject areas, this week-long, virtual PD session will cover how to better facilitate rich discussions rooted in African American lived experience and how to encounter that perspective in your curriculum through art. You’ll engage with the work of Black artists and scholars like W.E.B. Du Bois and learn strategies and methodologies that will help you facilitate rich discussions and get the most from your classroom conversations. Worried about the pace? Dedicated practice time with your fellow participants, light homework, and daily office hours will ensure that you walk away from every session with confidence and skills you can apply in your next lesson.
Don’t let your lessons limit the story of the African American Experience.
Summer Teacher Institutes are virtual, presented via Zoom.
Note: Summer Institute is free, but there is a $50 materials fee due upon registration. 30 hours of PD credit available.