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.
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Museum & Buildings
Trails and Grounds open daily sunrise to sunset.
In celebration of the Buffalo National River’s 50th anniversary, join us in the Great Hall for a screening of First River: How Arkansas Saved a National Treasure—an Ozark Society film.
The documentary screening will be preceded by a panel discussion about the river, its history, and the work of artist Thomas Hart Benton at 11 a.m. The talk will feature Steve Sitton, the historic site supervisor of the Thomas Hart Benton Home and Studio; Angie Albright, director of the Shiloh Museum of Ozark History; and Austen Barron Baily, chief curator at Crystal Bridges.
We hope to see you there!
Free, tickets required. Reserve your spot online or with Guest Services at (479) 657-2335 today.
First River: How Arkansas Saved a National Treasure presents the history of the Buffalo National River from the 1960s to the present day. The film identifies the people and organizations that stopped the plans to dam the river and achieved the designation of the Buffalo River as America’s first National River. First River also includes interviews with current National Park Service staff and others regarding modern conservation challenges to the Buffalo National River.