EducationEducation programming at Crystal Bridges includes guided Museum tours for K-12 school groups, professional development opportunities for teachers, and a distance learning program for high school students. In addition, Crystal Bridges offers a host of recorded lectures and other free programming through iTunes U. The Museum’s scholarship program includes the Tyson Scholars of American Art—pre- and post-doctoral residencies for art history scholars; and the William Reese Company Teacher Fellowship—a research fellowship program for K-12 educators.
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.
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.
Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art 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.
Online learning is causing a revolution in our schools and Crystal Bridges is a central contributor. No longer dependent only upon the resources within the school’s physical walls, students can now learn from experts outside their schools at any time, and teachers can access professional development from organizations that are miles away.
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 for pre- and post-doctoral scholars and high school educators that encourage and support scholarship based on our permanent collection and library holdings.