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.
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!
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Trails and Grounds open daily sunrise to sunset.
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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Summer is just around the corner! Discover art, nature, science, and more at Crystal Bridges in weeklong camps for children ages 4 to 18.
There’s always something fun and engaging to do at Crystal Bridges! We offer both virtual and in-person tours as well as weekend artmaking activities.
Designed for youth and adults to make art with each other. Get inspired to create collaborative artmaking activities.
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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.
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.
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!
Learn about Yasuo Kuniyoshi’s painting Little Joe with Cow. Then make your personal animal portrait.
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.
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?
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.
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
The Crystal Bridges Teen Council is a teen-led group of creators/advocates with an interest in art and community engagement. We learn about art and the museum, plan events, collaborate with artists, work toward social justice, and create new ways for the Northwest Arkansas community to experience Crystal Bridges.
Learn about Teen Council