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.
Planning a visit to Crystal Bridges this fall? Use this guide to learn what’s on and what to expect this season.
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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Crystal Bridges members receive year-round perks, invitations to member-only events, travel opportunities, and more!
Museum & Buildings
Trails and Grounds open daily sunrise to sunset.
Crystal Bridges’ After-School Tours provide an engaging and educational conversation around four to five works of art in our collection for youth participating in community-based programs such as after-school centers, camps, or clubs.
Our Museum Educators can work with your group to develop an on-site or virtual tour that best suits your needs. We also offer tours for classes through our Walker School Tours program.
On-Site After-School Tour Form
Virtual After-School Tour Form
Early American Art (offered on-site and virtually)
The Early America tour examines the founding and growth of the United States to the beginning of the twentieth century. Through viewing and discussion of various artworks, students will consider how our country has changed over time and who has contributed to the creation of the United States as we know it.
Modern Art (offered on-site and virtually)
The Modern Art tour considers artworks made by American or American-residing artists from the years 1900-1960. These were years of tremendous social, technological, political, and cultural change in the United States. Join us to explore artists of the time as they figured out what it meant to be “modern.”
Contemporary Art (offered on-site and virtually)
Contemporary art is that which is being made right now, but in the museum, the word usually means artworks made since 1960. On this tour, we will investigate the works of artists whose work was not often seen in museums before then–women and minority artists–as well as artists making art right now. Come with us to see what’s happening in art today!
Outdoor Art (offered on-site and virtually)
The Outdoor Art tour will explore one of Crystal Bridges’ art trails. On the trail, we will find sculptures that are beautiful and curious. Some of the sculptures can be walked around, some we can walk into, and some we can walk under, but all of them were made to be outside. What do you think the artists who made these were trying to show us about the natural world and our place in it?
There is no cost for After-School Tours.
If you have any questions about the After-School Tours, please contact Youth.Tours@CrystalBridges.org or call 479.418.5795.