Summer at Crystal Bridges:
Art, Nature, Color & More!
This summer, Crystal Bridges invites you to explore indoor and outdoor exhibitions, art, sculpture, concerts, and more that will engage all your senses and inspire you to explore the natural world.
Discover two special exhibitions: In the museum’s temporary exhibition galleries, discover Nature’s Nation, exploring how artists have portrayed our natural world over the past 300 years. Outside, be wonderstruck with colorful, bold sculptures against the backdrop of the North Forest in Color Field. Explore the grounds and welcome back four beloved Chihuly sculptures. Create art in the newly designed creative space, the Studio. Enjoy music and dance in the forest on Saturday evenings. Experience all this during this special summer of art, nature, color, and more at Crystal Bridges.
May 25 - September 9, 2019
As the summer season transforms the galleries and grounds of Crystal Bridges, Nature’s Nation illuminates the connection between art and nature.
June 1 - September 30, 2019
Discover large, colorful sculptures against the lush backdrop of an Ozark forest in this outdoor exhibition exploring the impact color has on our lives.
Forest Concert Series
Saturdays, June 1 - July 27, 7 – 9:30 p.m.
Enjoy music each Saturday night this summer, surrounded by the beautiful North Forest and artwork installations ranging from the Dale Chihuly sculptures to the Color Field exhibition.
If you’ve been reminiscing about Chihuly: In the Gallery + In the Forest from summer 2017, Crystal Bridges recently acquired five artworks from the exhibition. Whether you have favorites you loved, or are discovering these works for the first time, you’ll enjoy a stunning chandelier in our galleries as well as four outdoor artworks installed along your route from Nature’s Nation to Color Field (two artworks are located within the ticketed Color Field exhibition).
The Wall That Heals
May 23-27, 2019
During Memorial Day weekend, Crystal Bridges will host The Wall That Heals, a three-quarter-scale traveling replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington DC in tandem with a mobile learning center. The replica will be free and open to the public 24 hours daily.
Veterans: Crystal Bridges offers veterans free admission to ticketed temporary exhibitions year-round! Check out the Nature’s Nation exhibition for free during your visit.
Opening May 25, 2019.
Visit the Studio, our artmaking and play space for all ages.