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 winter? 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.
Check out our lineup of art classes for kids ages 5 to 13.
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Museum & Buildings
Trails and Grounds open daily sunrise to sunset
Let your creativity blossom! Explore the beautiful materials of encaustic and dried plants in this nature-inspired workshop. Participants will use encaustic, an ancient art material made from beeswax and natural resins, to encase and adhere flowers and other plant material onto wood panels. Each guest will take home their own nature-inspired work of art at the end of the workshop.
This workshop will be led by local artist Melissa Cowper-Smith. Melissa uses projected video animation, digital printing, hand papermaking, collage, and painting to express themes of memory, forgetting, and the passing of time. Her works depict natural and agricultural landscapes, objects, and domestic interiors. Recent exhibitions include Melissa Cowper-Smith & Yelena Petroukhina at Boswell Mourot (2019), Natural Treatment at Batesville Area Arts Council (2019), and SoothSAY at Historic Arkansas Museum (2019). In addition to making art, Melissa grows fibers, food, and flowers on her farm, Wildland Gardens.
Part of Nature Weekends
$30 ($24 for members). Register online or with Guest Services at 479.657.2335.
Per CDC guidelines, guests and staff who are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 are no longer required to wear face coverings. If guests are not vaccinated, face coverings are still required. Face coverings are still recommended for children 2 and up, unless they are vaccinated. Face coverings will be available upon entry for those who do not have one.