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 spring? 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.
Coming soon to a library near you, the art lab brings artmaking, music, storytelling, and more.
Find opportunities to give and keep art accessible to all, become a member, or join our team.
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.
The trails and museum will be closed June 6 – 8 for private events. The North Forest Trail will remain open to the public at these times.
A year-round schedule of temporary exhibitions enhances the guest experience by providing opportunities to enjoy traveling exhibitions from other institutions, or special presentations of artworks from our own and other museum galleries, organized by Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art. Members always receive free admission to temporary exhibitions.
Do you have an exhibition proposal to share with us? Review our guidelines for submission.
March 12 – July 25, 2022
Organized by the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, this exhibition examines southern aesthetic and musical traditions of early twentieth-century Black culture, influences now common throughout the American South and contemporary American art and culture.
February 1 – November 1, 2022
Canoe-building is a sacred tradition in Marshallese culture. When a canoe is carved, the whole community participates. The canoe serves the entire village, yet the carving is a special skill granted to a specific family that maintains the tradition.
January 29 – May 30, 2022
In The Light Fantastic, the works of 27 artists from the nineteenth century to today are displayed alongside one another as a meditation on light, featured in painting, sculpture, printmaking, and photography.
On View Now
This unique, midnight-blue, 20 x 20 x 20-foot, living outdoor sculpture combines influences of art, architecture, and nature in the North Forest.
Yayoi Kusama’s Infinity Mirrored Room is temporarily closed due to maintenance.
June 11 – November 7, 2022
Crystal Bridges’ outdoor architecture exhibition brings together five prototypes for homes to spark a dialogue about contemporary housing.
June 11, 2022 – March 27, 2023
What do you see when you look at this pattern? Do you recognize certain shapes? Do the colors evoke a memory? For artist Loring Taoka, designs like this operate in ambiguous and limitless spaces. They balance between chaos and control, sugar-sweet pastels that blend and crescendo into disorienting layers.
June 18 – September 12, 2022
What do you know about the American West? Let’s Talk: Art of the West is a free, interactive, focus exhibition that highlights western art and asks audiences to look, think, and tell us more.
July 2, 2022 – January 2, 2023
What does the US Constitution mean to you? The world’s longest-surviving written charter of government is much more than a piece of paper seen behind glass on a field trip. It is a living, breathing document that affects our lives every day.
September 10, 2022 – January 30, 2023
Fashioning America: Grit to Glamour is Crystal Bridges’ first exhibition dedicated to fashion and the first to present American fashion as a powerful emblem of global visual culture, amplified by movies, television, red carpets, and social media.
March 11 – July 31, 2023
The exhibition includes rarely seen works from private collections, major paintings on loan from museums in both the United States and Mexico, studies for pivotal mural projects in Mexico City, San Francisco, Detroit, and New York, as well as large-scale digital projections that convey the immersive quality of his epic murals.
View past exhibitions
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