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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

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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 art making 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!

Activity: Make Animal Portraits and Learn about the Japanese Zodiac
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Activity: Make Animal Portraits and Learn about the Japanese Zodiac

Activities & Education

Learn about Yasuo Kuniyoshi’s painting Little Joe with Cow. Then make your personal animal portrait.

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Activity: Create Imaginary Landscapes with Salt Dough
Artist making salt dough landscapes

Activity: Create Imaginary Landscapes with Salt Dough

Activities & Education

In today’s activity, learn about Isamu Noguchi’s Lunar Landscape and whip up some salt dough out of a few ingredients from your kitchen.

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Activity: Make Your Own Nature Paintbrushes
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Activity: Make Your Own Nature Paintbrushes

Activities & Education

Take a look at this painting from far away then look closely. Notice the use of lines. What color are the lines? Where are they going? Choose a line and imitate it with your body! What if you stood in front of the work so that the painting is all you can see?

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5 Reasons to Take a Crystal Bridges Virtual School Field Trip
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5 Reasons to Take a Crystal Bridges Virtual School Field Trip

Activities & Education

Our team of educators has created a free Virtual School Field Trip to bring the magic of art, history, science, and math back to the classroom. Book your Virtual School Field Trip with Crystal Bridges today.

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The Studio

The Studio - families making artwork
Please note: As part of our efforts to contain the spread of COVID-19, The Studio is closed. We apologize for the inconvenience.

The Studio is an artmaking space for both children and adults designed to guide guests through various ways of looking at and thinking about works of arts and crafts. There is also a creative play space and art totes that come with fun artmaking activities available for check-out for the whole family to enjoy together.

The Studio may be closed but our Drop-In Artmaking programs are open Saturdays and Sundays!

The Studio is sponsored by Mattel

Teen Council