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.
The things we make tell the story of who we are. American Made: Treasures from the American Folk Art Museum features 115+ objects—including quilts, carvings, signs, samplers, weathervanes, whirligigs and more—hand made by Americans when our nation was young.
On the heels of the American Revolution, everyday citizens filled their homes with objects and artworks—made by their own hands—that revealed the hope and enthusiasm they felt for our new nation. These self-made artists created practical objects that reflected their daily lives. They embellished furniture and household items with images of the countryside, made decorative objects reflecting American patriotism and politics, and stitched quilts and samplers that demonstrated their skill and creativity. Traveling painters moved from town to town making portraits of local community leaders. Together, these artisans crafted a visual story of America’s development.
American Made in the News
American folk art show opens at Crystal Bridges Museum
Editorial: Rooms with Views
Additional treasures complement the exhibition:
Created especially for Crystal Bridges from the American Folk Art Museum in New York, American Made shares the story these artworks tell about America: our history, our culture, our identity.
Only at Crystal Bridges.
Use this fun guide to find the beauty in the details. Each image features a close-up detail of a specific artwork. Look closely for these works as you move through the exhibition, and marvel at the self-taught mastery of the artists who made them!
Download the American Made Discovery Guide
One of the most interesting, and challenging, parts of my job as an Interpretation Manager […]
Map Quilt Artist unidentified Possibly Virginia 1886 Silk and cotton with silk embroidery Collection American […]
By Stace Treat, Interpretation Manager for American Made: Treasures from the American Folk Art Museum
Selection of artworks and exhibition concept for American Made provided by Stacy Hollander, Deputy Director, Chief Curator and Director of Exhibitions, The American Folk Art Museum, NY. Interpretation, exhibition design, and educational programs developed by Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art.