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.
Canoe-building is a sacred tradition in Marshallese culture. When a canoe is carved, the whole community participates. The canoe serves the entire village, yet the carving is a special skill granted to a specific family that maintains the tradition.
In 2021, Marshall Islander and master boat-builder Liton Beasa and his team of apprentices constructed a kōrkōr, a traditional Marshallese wooden canoe used to navigate the lagoons and waters of the Marshall Islands, on-site at Crystal Bridges. Whether in search of food or to make war, navigating the waters has been essential to the Marshallese people’s survival.
The Arkansas Coalition of Marshallese (ACOM) continue to navigate metaphorical waters in the United States.
Wa Kuk Wa Jimor/Canoe of One Community is a part of the Arts and Social Impact Accelerator Program (ASAP) at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art. ASAP partners with local artists and communities to create arts-based solutions to address social issues in Northwest Arkansas.