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.
Use this blog to plan your Summer 2021 visit to the museum.
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.
Discover art, nature, science, and more at the museum in these weeklong camps for children ages 4 to 18.
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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. 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. Recommended for grades 3-5. 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
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. Recommended for grades 3-5.
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.
Learn about your own identity while exploring works of art with historical themes in the Crystal Bridges Collection.
Get to know how scientific concepts like ecosystems and the universe can inspire artists like you to create amazing works of art.
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.
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.
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 and is designed for students in grades 6-8.
An art kit with an emphasis on self-expression and self-identity.
Explore using fiber materials while learning about artworks that speak to the idea that “change is the only constant.”
Explore the perspectives of artists Isamu Noguchi and Kristen Cliffel as they address the subjects of cultural and personal empathy and compassion.
Explore artworks that identify powerful perspectives in a world struggling with cultural equality and accurate representation.
Explore close-looking activities and artmaking projects that fuse collage work featured in the kit.