Crystal Bridges is open Wed. through Mon. with free, timed tickets required.

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Crystal Bridges is open Wed. through Mon. with free, timed tickets required.

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Education

Education

Art Resources and Activities for All Ages

Looking for virtual artmaking and learning opportunities? You’ll find exciting online resources here to spark creativity and critical thinking for kids, adults, teachers, and more.

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Friday Nights on the Lawn

Grab your family and your face coverings and join us for a night out on the North Lawn! Every Friday evening, Crystal Bridges offers a free, family-friendly concert or performance and an art activity. Learn more here.

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My Museum Kits

With My Museum Kit, learn more about artworks at Crystal Bridges and create your own works of art! These themed kits come with all the art supplies you need to let your imagination run free. Learn more here.

Virtual Family Day
Virtual Family Day

Since we can’t see you in person, we’ve teamed up with the Amazeum, Trike Theatre, the Museum of Native American History, the Museum of Discovery, and local creatives to bring you exciting projects for the whole family.

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Bridging the Gap: A Series of Digital Art Engagements

These brief, interactive videos connect works of art from the Crystal Bridges collection to a variety of subjects and are intended for use at home and in your online classroom. Watch the interactive videos here!

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Studio at Home

Stuck at home? Join our museum educators in their home studios to make creative projects inspired by artwork at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art.

Classroom Connections

Classroom Connections are resources that connect specific works of art in the Crystal Bridges collections with school curricula and offer suggestions for lessons and activities in the classroom and at home. View all of the Classroom Connections here!

Art Resources and Educator eNews

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Art Activities at Home

Check out these recent Crystal Bridges blogs for creative art projects, perfect for at-home extension activities:

May 27, 2020

#CBfromHome Activity: Fairy Homes and Mud Painting

Summer is coming! And with that comes the opportunity to go outside and enjoy the […]
May 21, 2020

Crystal Bridges Coloring Pages

Color your own American masterwork! We’ve taken several artworks from the Crystal Bridges collection and […]
May 19, 2020

#CBfromHome Activity: 3D Paper Homes

This week’s #CBfromHome art activity is inspired by R. Buckminster Fuller’s architectural structure, Fly’s Eye […]
May 12, 2020

#CBfromHome Activity: Create Your Own Salon Hang

This week’s #CBfromHome art activity is inspired by the salon hang in the museum’s Early […]
May 5, 2020

#CBfromHome Activity: Make Your Own Spider Web

This week’s #CBfromHome art activity is inspired by the museum’s mother spider, Maman (1999) by […]
April 21, 2020

#CBfromHome Activity: Nature Mandalas

This week’s #CBfromHome art activity is inspired by a work in the Crystal Bridges collection […]
April 15, 2020

#CBfromHome Activity: Heritage Collages

In her paintings, mixed media works, and ceramic sculptures, State of the Art 2020 artist […]
April 7, 2020

#CBfromHome Activity: South Bend Quilt Squares

In Hank Willis Thomas: All Things Being Equal…, the first comprehensive survey of the award-winning […]
April 3, 2020

Experience Slow Art Day at Home with Coloring Pages, Close-Looking Prompts, and More

Slow Art Day is a worldwide annual museum event dedicated to slowing down, reflecting, and […]


Teachers and Schools

Crystal Bridges provides learners of all ages relevant, curriculum-based programming that supports classroom learning. The programs encompass student tours, workshops, professional development for educators, curriculum connections and in-depth learning through technology.

Teachers

Teachers

Crystal Bridges is committed to helping teachers learn about American art so they will feel comfortable using artworks from the museum’s permanent collection to supplement their classroom curriculum in a variety of subjects.

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Schools

Schools

Crystal Bridges offers a variety of tours to engage students of all grade levels and abilities, and connect to classroom practice. The museum’s collection encompasses 300 years of American art.

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Access & Inclusive Programs

Access and Inclusive Programs

Access and Inclusive Programs collaborates within the community to develop partnership programs with a number of diverse audiences and organizations.

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Scholarships

Scholarship

Crystal Bridges is committed to furthering the study of American art and material culture. The museum has partnered with visionary sponsors to create two Fellowship programs - one for pre- and post-doctoral scholars and one for high school educators - that encourage and support scholarship based on our permanent collection and library holdings.

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