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.
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Museum & Buildings
Trails and Grounds open daily sunrise to sunset.
The trails and museum will be closed June 6 – 8 for private events. The North Forest Trail will remain open to the public at these times.
What do you know about the American West? Let’s Talk: Art of the West is a free, interactive, focus exhibition that highlights western art and asks audiences to look, think, and tell us more. Artists such as Charles M. Russell and Charles Schreyvogel influenced popular perceptions about the American West during European expansion and colonization across the continent. Their artwork established simplified narratives about cowboys, cavalry, Native American peoples, and mountainous landscapes that continue to hold power today. Let’s Talk features a small selection of these late nineteenth- and early twentieth-century paintings on loan from the Gilcrease Museum (Tulsa, Oklahoma).
As part of the interactive component, prompts throughout the gallery invite guests to share what they know about the history of the American West and their perceptions of western art. In response to guest feedback, the labels and other supporting material in the exhibition will change throughout the course of its three-month run. Come enjoy western art and Let’s Talk!