A world-class collection of American art, stunning architecture, and 120 acres of Ozark forest with five miles of trails. Admission to the museum is always free.
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We have something for all types of learners. From educator resources to family activities to scholars, find what speaks to you and engage with us.
Check out our lineup of art classes for kids ages 5 to 13.
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Museum & Buildings
Trails and Grounds open daily sunrise to sunset.
My Museum Classroom Kits are thematic art kits designed to integrate artmaking with classroom curriculum. Kits include artmaking materials and instruction sheets for the art projects which can be paired with close looking and artmaking videos from our website for a richer experience.
We are committed to serving under-resourced schools in Arkansas, Oklahoma, and Missouri. Preference will be given to these schools in the allotment of My Museum Classroom Kits. To demonstrate need, please submit either the percentage of students in your school enrolled in the Free and Reduced Lunch program or Title I status on school letterhead.
My Museum Classroom Kit Application
In this series of My Museum Classroom Kits, students will explore the self in a variety of contexts through close-looking and hands-on artmaking. Each kit is centered around the G.U.I.D.E. for Life social and emotional learning standards.
This kit explores how artists use science, technology, engineering, art, and math to create works of art. Throughout time, artists have explored the world in the same way as scientists, using looking and thinking. In this kit, we will explore how artists have used science in their creative processes to make beautiful artworks. Use this kit to join us in looking and thinking about some great works of art, then create your own science-based works of art. Recommended for grades K-2.
This kit is about understanding how artists tell us stories in their artworks. Artists do the same things visually that writers do with words: they create characters and settings, they create conflicts for the characters to deal with, and they encourage us to imagine our own stories based on their pictures. Recommended for grades 3-5.
This kit is about artists who infuse language and symbolic materials together to empower audiences toward new conversation around community, justice, nature, history, and hope. Recommended for grades 3-5.
An art kit with an emphasis on self-expression and self-identity. Recommended for grades 6-8.
Explore using fiber materials while learning about artworks that speak to the idea that “change is the only constant.” Recommended for grades 6-8.
Explore the perspectives of artists Isamu Noguchi and Kristen Cliffel as they address the subjects of cultural and personal empathy and compassion. Recommended for grades 6-8.
Explore artworks that identify powerful perspectives in a world struggling with cultural equality and accurate representation. Recommended for grades 6-8.
Explore close-looking activities and artmaking projects that fuse collage work featured in the kit. Recommended for grades 6-8.
Four of the kits in the series are tailored to content in each of the four core subjects, and the fifth kit addresses themes from the social and emotional learning standards.
Sometimes we encounter math where we least expect it. When creating an artwork, math can influence the techniques an artist uses. Explore color and discover unexpected math connections in some of our favorite works of art. Recommended for grades 3-5.
Learn about your own identity while exploring works of art with historical themes in the Crystal Bridges Collection. Recommended for grades 3-5.
Get to know how scientific concepts like ecosystems and the universe can inspire artists like you to create amazing works of art. Recommended for grades 3-5.
This kit allows you to discover different pieces of art and create different stories or narratives about the art and about yourself using clues found in the painting or sculpture. Recommended for grades 3-5.
In this kit you’ll learn about artists who face difficult experiences and use art to tell important stories about themselves and the world. You will also create artworks of your own. Recommended for grades 3-5.