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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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School Tours/Programs

Professional Development

Keep an eye on this space as we finalize our educator program lineup for 2022. Or, sign up for eNews to receive updates straight to your inbox.

Summer Teacher Institute: Being Present in the Moment
A Crystal Bridges educator speaking to a group of teachers in the Early American Galleries
Class/Workshop

Summer Teacher Institute: Being Present in the Moment

Virtual Zoom Meeting
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Summer Teacher Institute: The African American Experience
Crystal Bridges Educators and teachers standing in a row in front of works in the Early American Galleries
Class/Workshop

Summer Teacher Institute: The African American Experience

Virtual Zoom Meeting
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Classroom Connections

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.

Enrichment Activities

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

Activity: Make a Springtime Artwork with Pressed Flowers

Activity: Make a Springtime Artwork with Pressed Flowers

Activities & Education
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Activity: Create a Colorful Kaleidoscope

Activity: Create a Colorful Kaleidoscope

Activities & Education
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Crystal Bridges in the Classroom: Listen to a Guided Student Tour and Read a Q&A with Mr. Hoggatt
Children viewing the artwork We the People

Crystal Bridges in the Classroom: Listen to a Guided Student Tour and Read a Q&A with Mr. Hoggatt

Activities & Education At the Museum
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Activity: Create an Artwork about Friendship
Finished artwork about friendship

Activity: Create an Artwork about Friendship

Activities & Education

Learn more about Delita Martin’s work Sisters and make your own mixed media piece inspired by friendship.

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William Reese Company Teacher Fellowship

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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