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.
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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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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.
The Don Tyson Prize for the Advancement of American Art was established in honor of the late Don Tyson, former chairman and CEO of Tyson Foods. The prize, which carries a $200,000 cash award, is open to living individuals or institutions working in any medium and located in the United States. It recognizes those who have changed the way we look at, think about, or experience art and impacted the field through innovation, outside-the-box thinking, and risk taking. In doing so, the recipients have raised awareness, challenged preconceived notions, removed barriers, and ultimately increased accessibility.
2022 – Crystal Bridges Awards Fourth Prestigious 2022 Don Tyson Prize to Creative Pioneer Deborah Willis, Ph.D.
2018 – Crystal Bridges Announces Vanessa German as the Don Tyson Prize Recipient
2016 – Crystal Bridges Announces Archives of American Art as First Recipient of the Don Tyson Prize
“My father, for whom the prize is named, was a believer in education, American history, and the American spirit,” said John Tyson, chairman of Tyson Foods. “This type of accolade for the work being done to advance American art would have been very meaningful to him.”
Past winners include the Archives of American Art (2016), artist Vanessa German (2018), and community organization Project Row Houses (2020). Winning organizations/individuals are those who can demonstrate one or more of the following:
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