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.
At Crystal Bridges and the Momentary, we believe in the power of people and art to shape and sustain a just, empathetic, and creative society. Our community engagement work activates the museum’s resources and staff to build trust, welcome diverse perspectives, and nurture authentic relationships with the communities we serve.
The following pillars enable us to support and deepen community engagement through art, both inside and outside the museum:
Contact us at Community@crystalbridges.org.
The Arts and Social Impact Accelerator Program (ASAP) cultivates partnerships with social service agencies and local artists in Northwest Arkansas. These partnerships incubate ideas that creatively address social issues through collaboration, arts-based solutions, and socially engaged experiences.
Art in Communities meets people where they are, enhancing arts participation and improving quality of life by providing experiences that promote social connection and belonging. Traveling to underserved areas, community programming focuses on regional artists, encouraging storytelling among youth and families, social connecting, and empathy building.
As a Community Centered Museum, Crystal Bridges invites participation and collaboration with diverse local communities and transforms the museum into an inclusive gathering space for our region.
Access and Inclusive Programs offer opportunities for our disability communities and seniors to connect with art, both at the museum and meeting people where they are.
Crystal Bridges actively invites and welcomes community partnership opportunities. We seek to partner and co-create with Northwest Arkansas communities both on-site and beyond the walls of the institutions to foster mutual growth and development.
If you’re interested in exploring a partnership opportunity, please contact Community@CrystalBridges.org.
Crystal Bridges and the Momentary mobilized museum staff to help our region’s communities during the COVID-19 crisis. We consulted with 30+ partner organizations in health, social services, arts, culture, schools, and housing sectors. Learn more about our COVID-19 programs, which included Art Mends, our Social Connecting Campaign, and more.
Read our report on COVID-19 relief efforts in 2020.
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Once the designs were made, we then called upon our local community to give life to the postcards by coloring in the artists’ drawings and writing messages of hope to…
The artist-designed postcards are incomplete without creativity and kindness. The public can participate in this campaign by coloring the line drawing and writing a friendly message of hope. Send…