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.
Find opportunities to give and keep art accessible to all, become a member, or join our team.
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.
Monday to Friday, July 12-16, 2021
Being Present in the Moment: Teaching About Current Events Through Works of Art
You can’t just leave current events at the classroom door—your students are affected by the news, too. But for the prepared educator, this can be a teaching opportunity, not an obstacle. If that sounds like you, or you’d like it to, then we invite you to join us for a Summer Teacher Institute focused on teaching current events through art.
Open to teachers of all subject areas, this interactive, virtual PD session will show you how to incorporate art and current events into your existing curriculum. Over the course of the week, you’ll learn strategies and methodologies from a series of experts that will help you facilitate rich discussions and get the most from your classroom conversations. Worried about the pace? Dedicated practice time with your fellow participants, light homework, and daily office hours will ensure that you walk away from every session with confidence and skills you can apply in your next lesson.
Don’t make your students leave the world behind when they come to class.
Summer Teacher Institutes are virtual, presented via Zoom.
Note: Summer Institute is free, but there is a $50 materials fee due upon registration. 30 hours of PD credit available.