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For Families

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Crystal Bridges programs family-friendly events, workshops, tours, concerts, and more throughout the year. Stay tuned to this page for recommendations of opportunities for your family to engage with Crystal Bridges!

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Upcoming Family-Friendly Programs

Featured Family-Oriented Programs

The Studio - families making artwork
The Studio

The Studio is open during museum hours. Stop by to make art any time!

The Studio is sponsored by Jack and Melba Shewmaker Family.

Art Activity Blogs

10 Years of Meaningful Memories, Submitted by Teachers and Students
Small group touring museum

10 Years of Meaningful Memories, Submitted by Teachers and Students

Activities & Education People & Community

Join us in reminiscing on our first decade by browsing meaningful memories submitted by students and educators who have enjoyed the museum’s free school programs.

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Activity: Make A Woven Web
image of a weaving art activity - blue, red, and gray fabrics woven together in a circle with scissors and yarn next to it

Activity: Make A Woven Web

Activities & Education

Learn about Louise Bourgeois’s sculpture Maman, and get inspired to weave a wonderful web!

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Activity: Make An Eerie Pop-Up Book
create an eerie pop-up book art activity; image shows a painted and decorated pop-up card featuring a tree, fence, and birds

Activity: Make An Eerie Pop-Up Book

Activities & Education

Learn about Will Barnet’s work Summer Night, then make a pop-up book inspired by the painting.

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Activity: Make a Collage Portrait Inspired by Backpack Items
image of a collage portrait art activity with clay; this image features several clay objects based on items found in a backpack like paper and scissors

Activity: Make a Collage Portrait Inspired by Backpack Items

Activities & Education

Learn about David Esterly’s Dr. Compton’s Letter Rack, then make a collage portrait based on items found in your backpack!

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Art Activities at Home

Studio at Home

Stuck at home? Join our Museum Educators in their home studios to learn creative artmaking inspired by artwork at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art.

Bridging the Gap

These brief, interactive videos connect works of art from the Crystal Bridges collection to a variety of subjects and are intended for use in online classrooms to enhance the teaching and learning.

Create Together

Join Crystal Bridges educators to make collaborative art projects inspired by our collection and meet with local artists to further explore a medium or theme!

Teen Council

Looking for programs for educators or adults?

See educator programs   See adult programs