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.
Portraits of African Americans reflect their real experiences
75 works chart a history of contemporary U.S. and Canadian Indigenous art
21st century depictions of Indigenous culture paired with early 20th century photographs
Contemporary artists reveal their personal spaces
Over 70 works examine the art world's love for superheroes
Explores the connections between crystals and art
100+ works unite art and environmental history with scientific analysis