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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

Activity: Create a Multimedia Animal Collage

Activity: Create a Multimedia Animal Collage

Activities & Education
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Activity: Make Your Own Watercolor Paints
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Activity: Make Your Own Watercolor Paints

Activities & Education

Learn about Helen Frankenthaler’s painting The Bullfight. Then make your own watercolor painting while celebrating World Watercolor Month.

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A Teacher’s Summer Guide to PD at Crystal Bridges
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A Teacher’s Summer Guide to PD at Crystal Bridges

Activities & Education At the Museum

A roundup of all the opportunities for educator professional development at Crystal Bridges this summer. 

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Activity: Make Rainbow-Marbled Paper
rainbow marbling artwork

Activity: Make Rainbow-Marbled Paper

Activities & Education

Learn about Gabriel Dawe’s work Plexus No. 27, then make your own rainbow paper!

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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!

Teen Council

Looking for programs for educators or adults?

See educator programs   See adult programs