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? Use this page to learn about hours, parking, and what to expect while you’re here.
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.
There’s more to the museum than just the galleries— come enjoy hands-on creative fun with art classes for all ages and experience levels..
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Museum & Buildings
Trails and Grounds open daily sunrise to sunset.
The Crystal Bridges Library features more than 50,000 volumes pertaining to American art and art history, plus archives containing personal papers and other artist ephemera, and access to several online resources. The Library provides the highest quality of access to resources and services, as well as commitment to the highest ethical standards for privacy, copyright, intellectual freedom, and preservation of information. The Library is located on the museum’s third floor and is open during all museum public hours.
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Crystal Bridges Library is non-circulating to guests: art reference books and resources are available for use in the museum Library only. Computers are available for Library guests, as well as additional stations for laptop use. Circulation privileges are available to museum staff, volunteers, and visiting scholars. Please fill out an application for circulation privileges at the library reference desk, or by emailing Library@CrystalBridges.org.
We are happy to include a visit to the Library on your class trip to the museum! Please see University of Arkansas Art Resources and Art Libguides for specific course research. If you are on a guided tour, please coordinate with your contact in the School Programs department or email School.Programs@CrystalBridges.org in advance.
All museum guests, students, and community members are welcome to use these databases at the museum Library. Passwords and access available only from museum Library computers. University of Arkansas students can access electronic resources using your current UARK login and password. Non-university users can access selected electronic resources from UA Library or Crystal Bridges Library public computers.
The Crystal Bridges Archives contain materials which support the Crystal Bridges art collection through art research, scholarship, and education. The archive is open-access to all patrons for private viewing by appointment only. Please request a viewing appointment at least two weeks in advance of your visit.
To fill out a request form, please click “request” on the collection record you are interested in viewing. To obtain permission to publish, reproduce, or cite these materials, please contact Library@CrystalBridges.org.
Index of Artists in Manuscripts
Discover resources accessible at Crystal Bridges Library and Archives related to art and architecture, selected by former scholars, interns, and volunteer guides.
Crystal Bridges librarians or scholars collaborate to prepare digital exhibitions or other online resources, often based on materials held in the Library’s historical collection. These research-based materials are made available for all as a means of providing insight into the Library’s resources and to increase public access to the materials herein. We will continue to add to these resources as new projects are developed.
Learn about the museum’s newly digitized Artist Letters and Manuscripts collection.