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.
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Museum & Buildings
Trails and Grounds open daily sunrise to sunset.
Light is essential to art, even in its absence. The scientific, mysterious, and material qualities of it have inspired artists for centuries. Light shapes how artists and viewers alike understand color, form, and composition.
In The Light Fantastic, the works of 27 artists from the nineteenth century to today are displayed alongside one another as a meditation on light, featured in painting, sculpture, printmaking, and photography. Look closely at photographs by Carrie Mae Weems and Gregory Crewdson alongside abstract, poetic interpretations of light by Jen Stark, Dale Chihuly, and Agnes Pelton. Discover how local community members use light in their own work, and consider how the lighting of the gallery affects perceptions of the exhibition.
In this free, focus exhibition at Crystal Bridges, enjoy the power of art and get ready to trip The Light Fantastic.
Some artworks in this exhibition contain flashing light effects. Signage will indicate where these artworks are located. Viewing discretion is advised for visitors with photosensitive epilepsy or sensitivity to visual light stimulation.