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:

March 16, 2021

Activity: Make a Mixed Media Collage

This activity is inspired by Miriam Schapiro’s collage A Mayan Garden. Learn more about this […]
March 15, 2021

Activity: Create a Gelatin Printing Plate to Make Patterned Prints

In this activity, learn about Yayoi Kusama, a female artist who uses patterns and shapes […]
February 15, 2021

Youth Reading Recommendations for Black History Month

February is Black History Month, and it’s never too early to start learning! Our Youth […]
February 9, 2021

Activity: Create a Mosaic Painting

This activity is inspired by Alma Thomas’s painting Lunar Rendezvous—Circle of Flowers. Learn more about […]
February 8, 2021

Activity: Make a Drape Painting

This activity is inspired by Sam Gilliam’s drape painting Mazda. Learn more about this artwork […]
January 12, 2021

Activity: Make a Snowy Sensory Bin

Today’s activity is inspired by The Truth About Comets by Dorothea Tanning. Learn more about […]
January 11, 2021

Activity: Make an Abstract Collage Portrait

Today’s activity is inspired by The Poetry of Joseph E Big Bear by Frank Big […]
December 22, 2020

Winter Break Wonders Activity: Music and Art

Today’s activity is inspired by our upcoming virtual concert celebrating the new year! In this […]
December 21, 2020

Winter Break Wonders Activity: Portrait Making

This Winter Break Wonders activity is inspired by the largest intact group of family portraits […]
December 18, 2020

Virtual Winter Break Wonders

Welcome to Virtual Winter Break Wonders! As school winds down for the holidays, we’ve collected […]
December 17, 2020

Winter Break Wonders Activity: Found Object Collage

This Winter Break Wonders activity is inspired by Al Souza’s artwork, Field & Stream. Learn […]
December 16, 2020

Winter Break Wonders Activity: Suncatchers

Today’s Winter Break Wonders activity is inspired by Frederick Eversley’s sculpture, Big Red Lens. Learn […]


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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