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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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.
HORARIO POR DÍAS FESTIVOS: Crystal Bridges cerrará a las 2:00 p.m. el 24 de diciembre (Nochebuena) y permanecerá cerrado el 25 de diciembre (Navidad).
Experience the joy and artistry of a live piano concert with the newest season of our Van Cliburn Concert Series. Highlighting the talents of internationally renowned performers and composers, the Van Cliburn series celebrates today’s classical music through evocative, accessible concerts in the American Heartland.
From moving renditions of works by living composers to innovative twists on concert hall standards, these artists push the limits of contemporary classical music and demonstrate its lasting power to unite the head and heart. Each concert is set against the natural beauty of Crystal Bridges’ own Great Hall, and features the sonorous voice of our Van Cliburn Concert Grand Piano.
We hope to see you there.
Get tickets to upcoming events, enjoy recordings of past concerts, and get to know each artist in this year’s concert season.
APR 19, 2023, 7 – 9 PM
OCT 15, 3 – 4:30 PM
NOV 2, 2023, 7 – 8:30 PM
The beautiful Steinway and Sons grand piano played in this concert series once belonged to the internationally acclaimed pianist Van Cliburn.
Its characteristic rich, sonorous voice lends itself perfectly to a variety of playing styles and stems from its regular use by so many skilled artists. In the same way that tools wear to match the grips of their wielders, quality instruments often change over time to match their players—their sound evolving as the artist’s unique pattern of keystrokes, styles, and favorite pieces physically alter the instrument over time.
Previously Van Cliburn’s home practice instrument, the piano has since been played by world-class pianists, Cliburn competition medalists, Grammy Award-winners, and rising stars.
The piano was donated to Crystal Bridges by Tommy Smith, Cliburn’s long-time partner.
Enjoy recordings of past concerts in our archives below.
Sponsored by The Van Cliburn Concert Series Endowment Fund supported by Kelly and Marti Sudduth, Reed and Mary Ann Greenwood, Ellis and Kay Melton, Chip and Susan Chambers, Alice L. Walton.
Additional sponsorship provided by Ellen and Malcolm Hayward. Special thanks to Tommy Smith and Steinway & Sons.
The Mary Ann Greenwood Fund for Van Cliburn at Crystal Bridges honors outstanding music students by providing opportunities to engage with musicians and performances to inspire the next generation of musicians. The Mary Ann Greenwood Fund for Van Cliburn supported by Kelly and Marti Sudduth, Jill and Tom King, Ellis and Kay Melton, Sandy Edwards, Mary and George Benjamin, and JoAnn Skillett.