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.
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.
Discover art, nature, science, and more at the museum in these weeklong camps for children ages 4 to 18.
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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 for an evening of sketching on the museum grounds led by guest instructor Carl Smith, associate professor of Landscape Architecture in the Fay Jones School of Architecture and Design. Enjoy an hour-long expressive and experiential landscape drawing exercise aimed at capturing the emotional presence of the landscape. All skill levels are welcome, and a variety of drawing materials will be provided.
$10 ($5 for members) Register online or with Guest Services at 479.657.2335.
Carl Smith’s research focuses on anthropogenic landscape change in and around home-places, and the effects on the perceptions of place and preference. His work has been published in the Journal of Urban Design, Journal of Urbanism, International Journal of Art and Design Education, Places Journal and Landscape Research Record. He has delivered lectures on sustainability, housing, place and drawing in Europe, South American and the US, and his drawn-work has been shown in exhibitions in the US and Europe, including the Florence Art and Design Biennale.
As a safety precaution and to comply with CDC guidelines, Crystal Bridges and the Momentary require face coverings at outdoor programs and events, as well as at food and drink venues, except when eating and drinking. Following CDC guidelines, face coverings with exhaust valves or vents are not allowed.