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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: Make a 3D Waterway
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Activity: Make a 3D Waterway

Activities & Education

Learn about Silver Upper White River by Maya Lin, then make a wax resist painting of your favorite waterway!

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Activity: Create Your Own Mini Aquarium
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Activity: Create Your Own Mini Aquarium

Activities & Education

In today’s activity, learn about Yayoi Kusama’s work Narcissus Garden. Then make your own mini aquarium inspired by the beauty of nature.

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Activity: Create a Multimedia Animal Collage
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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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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