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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

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The Windgate School Partnership Program

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

Professional Development

Summer Teacher Institute: Being Present in the Moment
Early American Art Gallery
Class/Workshop

Summer Teacher Institute: Being Present in the Moment

Crystal Bridges Museum
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$50 Materials Fee
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Summer Teacher Institute: The African American Experience
Early American Art Gallery
Class/Workshop

Summer Teacher Institute: The African American Experience

Crystal Bridges Museum
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$50 Materials Fee
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Looking for program opportunities for families or adults?

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Classroom Connections

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 Animal Portraits and Learn about the Japanese Zodiac
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Activity: Make Animal Portraits and Learn about the Japanese Zodiac

Activities & Education

Learn about Yasuo Kuniyoshi’s painting Little Joe with Cow. Then make your personal animal portrait.

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Activity: Create Imaginary Landscapes with Salt Dough
Artist making salt dough landscapes

Activity: Create Imaginary Landscapes with Salt Dough

Activities & Education

In today’s activity, learn about Isamu Noguchi’s Lunar Landscape and whip up some salt dough out of a few ingredients from your kitchen.

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Activity: Make Your Own Nature Paintbrushes
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Activity: Make Your Own Nature Paintbrushes

Activities & Education

Take a look at this painting from far away then look closely. Notice the use of lines. What color are the lines? Where are they going? Choose a line and imitate it with your body! What if you stood in front of the work so that the painting is all you can see?

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5 Reasons to Take a Crystal Bridges Virtual School Field Trip
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5 Reasons to Take a Crystal Bridges Virtual School Field Trip

Activities & Education

Our team of educators has created a free Virtual School Field Trip to bring the magic of art, history, science, and math back to the classroom. Book your Virtual School Field Trip with Crystal Bridges today.

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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