Crystal Bridges has several fun (and free!) family and access programs coming up. This is for families in Northwest Arkansas.
Upcoming programs at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art are listed below:
Ongoing: Drop-in Artmaking
Saturdays and Sundays, 1-4pm
Drop in Estes Studio every weekend between 1 and 4 p.m. for creative artmaking for all ages inspired by an artwork in the museum! Free, no registration required.
January 25, 11-2pm
Explore art with all of your senses on this multisensory self-guided tour of the museum’s galleries facilitated by our access and inclusion department. Open for all! Free, no registration required.
Family Sunday » I Heart Art
February 9, 12-5pm
Mark your calendars for our eighth annual I ♥ Art Family Sunday! Bring your loved ones to Crystal Bridges to enjoy performances, artmaking, valentines, creative play, gallery activities, and more for a Valentine’s-themed day. Don’t forget to pick up a paper heart in the lobby and show your love to your favorite artwork with #HeartsforArt! Free, no registration required.
Family Access Night
March 6, 6-8pm
Family Access Night is a fun night out for families with children of all abilities to visit the museum. Youth with disabilities and their families participate in engaging activities including gallery tours, studio art activities, and performances by local entertainers. The event is free, and pre-registration is encouraged. Questions? Call 479.657.2415 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Free, register online or with Guest Services at 479.657.2335.
One District One Book
March 8, 1-4pm
Join us for a wrap-up celebration of the One District One Book reading program! The whole family is invited to enjoy an afternoon of fun with games, exploration, and art projects featuring our friends from Bentonville Public Schools, Bentonville Public Library, and other community collaborators. Free, no registration required.
Spring Break Specials
March 21-March 29, 1-4pm
Spend your Spring Break afternoons at the museum! Welcome spring with fun and free artmaking, activities, and performances all week. Free, no registration required.
ArtShare » Friday Night Fun
April 3, 6-8pm
ArtShare: Friday Night Fun is a fun event for youth with autism and their families where families explore the galleries, participate in hands-on activities, and create art together. The event is free, and pre-registration is encouraged. Questions? Call 479.657.2415 or email email@example.com. Free, register online or with Guest Services at 479.657.2335.
Slow Art Day
April 4, 11-6pm
Crystal Bridges is joining museums around the world in celebration of Slow Art Day! This annual event, dedicated to slowing down, reflecting, and finding the joy in art, will feature special in-gallery activities designed to keep you focused on the art for 10 to 15 minutesㅡor longer! Come ready to spend quality time in the galleries with artworks from our permanent collection and celebrate the joy of looking together. Great for all ages! Free, no registration required
All internal spaces at the museum are wheelchair accessible.
Sign language interpretation available upon request with advanced notice based on availability. Please contact here to schedule.
Find more information about the museum’s accessibility here.
Senior Museum Educator and Accessibility Coordinator
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