Crystal Bridges illuminates America's artistic heritage through an ever-expanding permanent collection of American art and temporary exhibitions.
The collection includes American masterworks as well as lesser-known pieces from the Colonial era to contemporary work, in many different media. Sculpture is displayed in the interior galleries as well as along the outdoor trails.
Chrystal Bridges is known for its architectural interest. The museum itself is housed in a distinctive structure, designed by architect Moshe Safdie; and the Frank Lloyd Wright Bachman-Wilson House is now located on the campus and open to visitors (advance reservations required). The 120 acre campus of native Ozark forest and three miles of nature trails are also notable.
Whether you go or not, Celebrating the American Spirit: Masterworks from Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art,
is the first publication to document the new museum’s increasingly deep and diverse collection of American paintings and unique works of art on paper. Celebrating the American Spirit: Masterworks from Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art offers full-page color plates and succinct, insightful texts by noted American art scholars.
100+ works unite art and environmental history with scientific analysis
Outdoor exhibition explores the impact color has on our lives
The ways in which tempera painting has shaped and influenced the art world
Large photographs make Barbie dolls and plastic baseball figurines look real