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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

Child attending a Crystal Bridges public program
The Windgate School Partnership Program

A longitudinal research project with select regional schools Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art.

Professional Development

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: Create a Multimedia Animal Collage

Activity: Create a Multimedia Animal Collage

Activities & Education
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Activity: Make Your Own Watercolor Paints
make your own watercolor activity materials

Activity: Make Your Own Watercolor Paints

Activities & Education

Learn about Helen Frankenthaler’s painting The Bullfight. Then make your own watercolor painting while celebrating World Watercolor Month.

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A Teacher’s Summer Guide to PD at Crystal Bridges
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A Teacher’s Summer Guide to PD at Crystal Bridges

Activities & Education At the Museum

A roundup of all the opportunities for educator professional development at Crystal Bridges this summer. 

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Activity: Make Rainbow-Marbled Paper
rainbow marbling artwork

Activity: Make Rainbow-Marbled Paper

Activities & Education

Learn about Gabriel Dawe’s work Plexus No. 27, then make your own rainbow paper!

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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

Looking for program opportunities for families or adults?

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