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.
Planning a visit to Crystal Bridges this spring? Use this guide to learn what’s on and what to expect this season.
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.
Coming soon to a library near you, the art lab brings artmaking, music, storytelling, and more.
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!
Museum & Buildings
Trails and Grounds open daily sunrise to sunset.
At Crystal Bridges, our mission extends beyond celebrating the American spirit through art and nature; we also aim to perpetuate the honored tradition of sharing and hope to inspire others to give. Philanthropy is as much a part of our culture as any work of art, and private giving has allowed the museum to become an integral and valued part of our community.
In a show of gratitude for leadership gifts, we have launched the Kindred Spirits of Crystal Bridges donor recognition program for individuals who contribute $10,000 or more annually through membership or sponsorship of an exhibition or program.
The name is likely familiar to you; it is also the title of the renowned Hudson River School painting by Asher B. Durand—a centerpiece of our permanent collection. The expression “kindred spirits” also beautifully conveys our supporters’ shared goal of promoting Crystal Bridges and shared belief in a museum’s power to transform lives. The financial support provided by these donors positively impacts Crystal Bridges’ ability to increase awareness of American art—on local, national, and international stages.
In addition to benefits corresponding to the level of giving, Kindred Spirits receive invitations to exclusive programs in Bentonville, Dallas, and New York City. As the program grows, so will the list of offerings and locations.
For more information about belonging to Kindred Spirits, contact Emily Ironside at Emily.Ironside@CrystalBridges.org.