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.
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.
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.
Join us for an evening of topical discussion and creative writing—all from the comfort of home!
Led by poet and mental health counselor Molly Bess Rector, in this free workshop we’ll dive into a guided, workshop designed to help you use poetry, portraits, and structured generative exercises to hone your craft and expand your self-compassion. Beginner-friendly, this workshop is open to writers of all experience levels—all you need is something to write with and a love of language and art!
Free, tickets required. Reserve your spot online or with Guest Services at (479) 657-2335 today.
Once registered, you’ll receive an email with information about the event and the Zoom link for your convenience.
Molly Bess Rector is a poet living in Fayetteville, Arkansas, where she is in private practice as a licensed mental health counselor. The director of Open Mouth Literary Center, Molly earned her MFA in poetry and her MS in clinical mental health counseling from the University of Arkansas. She is the recipient of grants and residencies from the Artists 360 program, the Edward F. Albee Foundation, and the Vermont Studio Center, among other honors. Her writing can be found in Ninth Letter, Prairie Schooner, the Orison Anthology, and Best New Poets, or other publications listed at www.mollybessrector.com. Her counseling practice can be accessed atmollyrectorcounseling.weebly.com.