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 socially distanced 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 collaboration with NWA Equality, join us for an evening celebrating Pride Month with live music from Little Rock-based rock-and-soul band Dazz & Brie, hosted by Northwest Arkansas Drag Queens. This woman-fronted duo and band combines heavy rock instrumentation with soulful harmonies to create music that transcends all ages. Their sophomore project, Can’t Chase Girls and Your Money Too, combines a blend of acid rock, funk, and country. The band has performed all over the US from Afropunk’s Battle of the Bands in Brooklyn to Los Angeles, so don’t miss their performance at the Forest Concert Series!
Opening band: True Lions
Kansas City-based all-femme musicians, True Lions combine strong yet delicate harmonies with clever metaphors. They recall 90s classic lo-fi indie popin’ ways that mimic the likes of American “Twee” groups such as Tiger Trap, Go Sailor, and The Softies. Lead songwriter/multi-instrumentalist Alison Hawkins (guitar, keys, vocals) was initially joined by Mikala Petillo “Miki P” (bass, drums, vocals) for their self-released debut EP in February 2019, Cute at Best, with the help of tracking engineer Ross Brown (Fullbloods, Shy Boys). Their songs became locally known for playfully confronting fierce subject matter, calling out sexism in the music scene.
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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