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.
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Trails and Grounds open daily sunrise to sunset.
This summer, spend your Saturday evenings enjoying live music at Crystal Bridges during the return of our Forest Concert Series! This set of outdoor concerts merges national and local musicians in our beautiful North Forest, surrounded by art and nature. Bring your own lawn chair or a blanket to enjoy live music and dancing under the forest trees. A food truck and cash bar will be available throughout the night, as well as artmaking activities. Check out the full summer lineup.
$12 ($10 for members, Free for youth ages 18 and under*), register online or by calling Guest Services at 479.657.2335.
*Please Note: Though tickets for youth ages 18 and under are free, a ticket is required for entry. Reserve these tickets online or with Guest Services.
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.
Presented in partnership with the House of Songs, come spend an evening with Ley Line, four voices coalesced and rooted in rhythm. Raised on the North American traditions of blues, folk, and soul and inspired by their world travels, the four women of Ley Line transcend genres and languages. Ley Line creates a global soundscape, blending influences from Brazil, Latin America, and West Africa. Dynamic harmonies run like a current through textures of stand-up bass, guitar, ukulele, and world percussion. With strong ties to world folklore traditions, Ley Line’s multilingual compositions evoke the beauty of the human experience through our connection to nature and each other, a perfect fit for the Forest Concert Series!
Opener: Voces Divinas
Originally from Mexico, Julieta and Azucena began as a duet in the Washington DC metropolitan area performing regional Mexican genre music focused on mariachi for many years, recording three albums. After recording their fourth production on the Pedro Rivera label Cintas Acuario, they began to produce their first unpublished album, but this time with compositions written by themselves in the Sierreño genre. In that album, they introduced a new musical fusion of Bachata Sierreña and Rock and Roll Sierreño that had great public reception.Their performing skills and versatility make their concerts an experience full of emotions and joy.
Reserve an all-inclusive VIP Forest Concert Globe! Guests in our VIP Forest Concert Globes will receive early admission to the North Forest and a shuttle ride to your globe. Once arrived, your Globe includes concierge beverage service for the evening, one savory and one sweet menu item per person, and reserved seats at the concert. Skip the lines at the food truck and bar by reserving your all-inclusive Forest Concert Globe Experience, and let us bring the drinks to you. Limited VIP Forest Concert Globes are available, reserve yours now! Concert tickets and reserved seats near the stage are included in your Globe reservation. VIP Forest Concert Globes (4 person minimum up to 8 people) — $89 plus tax per person. Learn more about what’s included with the Forest Concert Globe.
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