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.
Join us in the Great Hall for a panel discussion celebrating artist Thomas Hart Benton and the 50th anniversary of the Buffalo National River!
Presented in partnership with the University of Arkansas Humanities Center, the discussion will feature Steve Sitton, the historic site supervisor of the Thomas Hart Benton Home and Studio and Angie Albright, director of the Shiloh Museum of Ozark History, in a conversation centered on the Buffalo River, the anniversary of its becoming a National River, and the spectacular artworks by Benton that captured its beauty.
Following the discussion, we’ll present a screening of the film First River: How Arkansas Saved a National Treasure, showing the river’s history from the 1960s to today. We hope to see you there!
Free, tickets required. Reserve your spot online or with Guest Services at (479) 657-2335 today.
About the Discussion
This panel is part of The Digital Buffalo project, which has been sponsored by the U of A Chancellor’s fund and is under the direction of the U of A Humanities Center and U of A Libraries. News on upcoming events, as well as videos of past events and a developing library of digital documents, is available at the project website.