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 fall? 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.
Check out our lineup of art classes for kids ages 5 to 13.
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
Crystal Bridges programs events, workshops, tours, and more for educators throughout the year. Stay tuned to this page for recommendations of opportunities to engage with Crystal Bridges!
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On-site and virtual tours connect to Art, History, Science, Math, Social Justice Curriculum, and more! Our tours engage students of all grade levels and abilities…and they are FREE!
The Crystal Bridges in the Classroom program places teaching artists in the classrooms of 10 elementary schools throughout Arkansas and Missouri.
A longitudinal research project with select regional schools Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art.
Thematic art kits designed to integrate artmaking with classroom curriculum.
Crystal Bridges’ Learning and Engagement Department has developed Classroom Connections resources that connect specific works of art with school curricula and offer suggestions for lessons in the classroom.
View the entire Bridging the Gap video series on YouTube. These brief, interactive videos connect works of art from the Crystal Bridges collection to a variety of subjects. They’re intended for use in online classrooms to enhance the teaching and learning in which you are currently engaged.
Alma Thomas, Lunar Rendezvous—Circle of Flowers, 1969
Kerry James Marshall, Our Town, 1995
Helen Lundeberg, The Tree, 1938
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Join us in reminiscing on our first decade by browsing meaningful memories submitted by students and educators who have enjoyed the museum’s free school programs.
Learn about Louise Bourgeois’s sculpture Maman, and get inspired to weave a wonderful web!
Learn about Will Barnet’s work Summer Night, then make a pop-up book inspired by the painting.
Learn about David Esterly’s Dr. Compton’s Letter Rack, then make a collage portrait based on items found in your backpack!
The William Reese Company Teacher Fellowship seeks to enrich high school curriculum by encouraging research into the development of interdisciplinary connections between American art and core curriculum subjects of language arts, history, social studies, and the sciences. Administered by the Crystal Bridges Library, the Fellowship is designed to encourage creative research projects that draw on the assets of the Library to create arts-integrated curriculum that will enhance traditional teaching methods and student engagement.
Learn about Reese Fellowships
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