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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

Saturday Teacher Retreat: Exploring Narrative through In American Waters
Immigrants on a boat
Class/Workshop

Saturday Teacher Retreat: Exploring Narrative through In American Waters

Durand Room
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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

10 Years of Meaningful Memories, Submitted by Teachers and Students
Small group touring museum

10 Years of Meaningful Memories, Submitted by Teachers and Students

Activities & Education People & Community

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.

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Activity: Make A Woven Web
image of a weaving art activity - blue, red, and gray fabrics woven together in a circle with scissors and yarn next to it

Activity: Make A Woven Web

Activities & Education

Learn about Louise Bourgeois’s sculpture Maman, and get inspired to weave a wonderful web!

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Activity: Make An Eerie Pop-Up Book
create an eerie pop-up book art activity; image shows a painted and decorated pop-up card featuring a tree, fence, and birds

Activity: Make An Eerie Pop-Up Book

Activities & Education

Learn about Will Barnet’s work Summer Night, then make a pop-up book inspired by the painting.

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Activity: Make a Collage Portrait Inspired by Backpack Items
image of a collage portrait art activity with clay; this image features several clay objects based on items found in a backpack like paper and scissors

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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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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