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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

Virtual Educator Speaker Series: Ronald Jackson
Talk/Lecture

Virtual Educator Speaker Series: Ronald Jackson

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 Collage Portrait Inspired by Backpack Items

Activity: Make a Collage Portrait Inspired by Backpack Items

Activities & Education

Learn about David Esterly’s Dr. Compton’s Letter Rack, then make a collage portrait based on items found in your backpack!

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Activity: Create Your Own Sketchbook

Activity: Create Your Own Sketchbook

Activities & Education

Learn about Mary Cassatt’s The Reader, then make your very own sketchbook.

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Activity: Make a 3D Waterway
watercolor activity

Activity: Make a 3D Waterway

Activities & Education

Learn about Silver Upper White River by Maya Lin, then make a wax resist painting of your favorite waterway!

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Activity: Create Your Own Mini Aquarium
mini aquarium artmaking activity

Activity: Create Your Own Mini Aquarium

Activities & Education

In today’s activity, learn about Yayoi Kusama’s work Narcissus Garden. Then make your own mini aquarium inspired by the beauty of nature.

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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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