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.
Read our Art Things Considered travel blog article about Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art.
Please check the museum website for updated exhibition information. Scheduling may have been modified as a result of the temporary museum closure.
Five architecture firms each designed and fabricated a 500 square-foot prototype home
20 x 20 x 20-foot, "living greenhouse" outdoor sculpture
Perspectives on how artworks connect individuals, groups, and ideas across time
Exceptional figures in today’s world and works from the past decade
How two women shaped craft history in the US