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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Museum & Buildings
Trails and Grounds open daily sunrise to sunset
September 1, 2021 – January 2, 2022
Closed: Mondays and Tuesdays
North Forest Lights is back for a third season in Crystal Bridges’ North Forest.
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.
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November 20, 2021 – March 21, 2022
This interdisciplinary project takes flight from the influential series of paintings The Gems of Brazil (1863-64) by Martin Johnson Heade, and expands outward to explore pollination in nature and ecology, cultural and artistic influence and exchange, and the interconnection between art and science extending from the nineteenth century to now.
November 6, 2021 – January 31, 2022
In this exhibition, visitors will be transported across time and water on the wave of a diverse range of modern and historical artists, discover the sea as an expansive way to reflect on American culture and environment, and question what it means to be “in American waters.”
September 18, 2021 – May 16, 2022
For this immersive exhibition, Alpert transforms a section of Crystal Bridges’ Contemporary Art Gallery into a spectacle of pattern, color, and shapes like bows, drips, roses, hearts, hashtags, and jazz hands using painted wood, collage, and modified household objects.
September 11 – November 29, 2021
For this sound installation, Collins recorded six singers performing different versions of the popular American hymn “America (My Country ‘Tis of Thee),” which has been rewritten more than 100 times.
September 4, 2021 – January 10, 2022
Throughout the 1980s and ‘90s, Grammy Award-winning artist Selena Quintanilla-Pérez became an international pop sensation, creating a legacy that has lasted far beyond her brief life. Working collaboratively, Selena and photographer John Dyer crafted photographs that contributed to her enduring legacy over the course of two photoshoots in 1992 and 1994.
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 now open once again in the Crystal Bridges collection.
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.
May 7 – November 7, 2022
Crystal Bridges’ first architecture exhibition, brings together five prototypes for homes to spark a dialogue about contemporary housing.
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 – July 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. Due to COVID-19-related challenges, this exhibition has been rescheduled to March- July 2023.
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