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..
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.
No matter your discipline, storytelling is at the heart of teaching. Whether you’re sharing the story of our nation’s history or walking students through the logic of a math problem, the craft of narrative has a place in your classroom. And we want to help you explore that craft through art.
Join us for a Saturday Teacher Retreat focused on the power of narratives. We’ll explore our temporary exhibition In American Waters: The Sea in American Painting and discuss the stories, history, and emotional journeys shared in the exhibition, all while creating our own narratives inspired by the works of art we encounter. Later, we’ll journey back to the studios to create an artistic response based on our travels. You’ll be able to talk with museum educators about applying your experiences to your classroom curriculum and give yourself a creative outlet in the process. We hope you’ll join us.
Free, tickets required. Register online or by calling Guest Services at (479) 657-2335 to reserve your spot today.
Per the CDC’s updated guidelines, we are now requiring all guests ages 2 and up and staff to wear a face covering indoors and while attending outdoor programs, except while eating or drinking. Masks will be available upon entry for those who do not have one.
Sponsored by Neff and Scarlett Basore, Avis and Bill Bailey