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After-School Tours

Children looking at art

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.

Tours Offered

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?

Costs

There is no cost for After-School Tours.

Contact

If you have any questions about the After-School Tours, please contact Youth.Tours@CrystalBridges.org or call 479.418.5795.

Who is Eligible?

  • Boy Scouts
  • Girl Scouts
  • Summer Camps
  • Boys and Girls Clubs
  • Community Art Clubs
  • Extracurricular Clubs
  • Church Youth Groups
  • Choral Groups
  • and more!