As a VENUE: Host an event:

Weddings and Parties

Crystal Bridges’ expert team will ensure that your wedding is a reflection of your love, your journey, and more importantly, your personality. Make your dream wedding come true at Crystal Bridges where we provide fully customizable events and exceptional service to fulfill every need and desire. Your wedding has a dedicated Crystal Bridges Event Manager to guide you step by step from day one with us. We provide all day-of staff to make sure no detail is missed. Our experienced event specialists will assist you with all venue-related selections including customized menus, tables, linens, bar setup and design to rival our art collection. We know how to listen to you and translate your vision into a grand experience that will delight and surprise!

Event and Business Rentals

Whether you’re looking to book a: * meeting * reception * dinner * multi-day conference, or * holiday gala for your organization, Crystal Bridges provides unique venues to meet your team’s needs and exceed their expectations. Give your team something truly special to look forward to with an event at Crystal Bridges where getting down to business means having fun, too. We offer an array of outdoor or indoor venues that allow your attendees to dive in as well as ample space for achieving your ultimate goals. Each event has a dedicated Event Manager who will guide you through the entire planning process. Our experienced event specialists will assist you with all venue-related selections including customized menus, tables, linens, bar setup and design to rival our art collection.

Unique Culinary Experience

Want to treat yourself, your team, or your party to a special outing? Check out our list of unique culinary experiences that combine the art of cuisine with great conversation and stunning scenery. Chef’s Table: An Interactive Dining Experience – Chef’s Table is a coveted interactive dining experience like no other in Northwest Arkansas. Treat yourself and 25-50 guests to a four-course meal of uncommon, yet contemporary, American cuisine and conversation with Crystal Bridges’ executive chef. North Forest Snow Globe Experience: The North Forest Snow Globe Experience includes three hours inside a cozy, see-through snow globe dome with lights and faux fur blankets, specialty food, cocktails, and a Snow Globe Concierge.

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As a SHOP: Discover unique gifts…

Crystal Bridges’ Museum Store offers an engaging shopping experience in a one-of-a-kind environment. Shop from a selection of fine-art prints of some of the museum’s most popular works, as well as specialty items created exclusively for us, inspired by the art, architecture, and nature of Crystal Bridges. Drop in to find our unique mix of high-design * home décorhand-crafted jewelry, and * elegant accessories created by top international designers as well as regional and global craftsmen.

Regional Artisan Program: The Crystal BridgesMuseum Store embraces the time-honored Arkansas tradition of excellence in craftsmanship. We offer a variety of beautiful, hand-crafted objects made by artisans from across the region who are working in a range of traditional materials and methods. Our selection of merchandise by regional artisans ranges from: * architectural baskets to hand-thrown * pottery to graceful * woodworks. Each of these objects represents the highest-quality work we can find, and expresses Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art’s mission of melding art, architecture, and nature. Architect Marlon Blackwell designed the museum store at Crystal Bridges to be an organic complement to the museum’s natural setting and distinctive architecture. Under a living green roof, the interior ceiling and walls are lined with undulating Cherrywood ribs that mimic the fluting on the underside of a mushroom. Blackwell practices architecture in Fayetteville, Arkansas, and serves as distinguished professor at the Fay Jones School of Architecture + Design at the University of Arkansas.Blackwell’s design received an American Institute of Architects Honor Award for Interior Design.

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As an EATERY: Food for thought…

The culinary experience at Crystal Bridges and the museum’s restaurant, Eleven, is authentically local, sustainable, and an enhancement of the art and culture at the museum. Offering delicious cuisine, stunning architecture, and exciting programming, there is something for everyone to enjoy. Dining at Eleven is a unique, one-of-a-kind experience with beautiful views and a special atmosphere. The cuisine is High South, an in-house culinary concept that elevates Southern home cooking in the Ozarks to a new level: champagne and cornbread.

Coffee at Eleven | Grab-and-Go: Our specially trained baristas use only the highest quality espresso and coffee from Onyx Coffee Lab. In addition to offering a small assortment of pastries, guests may also pick up a quick lunch at the coffee bar with our Grab-and-Go items.

Bar and Bites: Join us on Thursday and Friday nights. Enjoy crafted small plates, coordinated cocktails, and delicious wines with stunning views in Eleven. Take advantage of our weeknight happy hour special:
Food Truck: During the summer months, enjoy delicious High South cuisine on the trails at High South on a Roll – Eleven’s food truck.

You’re invited to dine in the Bachman-Wilson House. Enjoy this Usonian marvel of architecture the way Frank Lloyd Wright intended: with a night to remember. In this exclusive experience, you and nine friends (up to 10 individuals total) will have the opportunity to dine in the Bachman-Wilson House on the Crystal Bridges grounds. Before the event, consult with the executive chef of Eleven to develop a customized, five-course meal catered to your party’s palette and preferences. The evening begins with a cocktail reception followed by a guided expert architecture tour of the grounds and house, including the second floor which is normally closed to all visitors. Then, enjoy your catered five-course dinner with wine pairings in the living room of the Bachman-Wilson House overlooking the breathtaking beauty of nature at Crystal Bridges. Become the next dinner guests of the Bachman-Wilson House and give us a call to start your booking.

Chef’s Table Experience: An Interactive Dining Experience – Chef’s Table is a coveted interactive dining experience like no other in Northwest Arkansas. Treat yourself and 25-50 guests to a four-course meal of uncommon, yet contemporary, American cuisine. The menu changes with the seasons to highlight the freshest regional ingredients. Our head chef’s dishes, set against the intimate backdrop of Jeff Koons’s Hanging Heart, have the power to create an unforgettable shared experience among guests. We promise to offer you a remarkable and memorable culinary journey. During your meal, enjoy a lively conversation with our head chef of Eleven, on topics ranging from ingredients, wine and cooking techniques, inspirations behind each dish, and the art of creating five-star cuisine. Locally Sourced Ingredients – We have an appreciation for our history, the region, and tradition. We are proud of our local farmers and ranchers, those who have done the work to get such delicious ingredients through our kitchen door. Our head chef’s goal is to make as much of what is used from scratch as possible – we think that is what makes cuisine authentic. We locally source our ingredients from farms throughout the region. Always fresh, always inventive.

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Crystal Bridges members receive year-round perks, invitations to member-only events, travel opportunities, and more! Members enjoy a wide range of benefits; plus your support helps fund the free or low–cost events, classes, and community outreach that allow Crystal Bridges to make the power of art accessible to all. Join now and get inspired! Memberships at specified levels are offered: * Individual * Dual / Family * Associate * Sustaining Circle * Benefactor Circle, and * Kindred Spirits. * Gift Memberships are welcomed..


Help Crystal Bridges provide transformative arts experiences for all. Your gifts directly support the museum’s mission, providing meaningful support for the museum’s exhibitions, programs, and trails and grounds. Your gift will help us continue to welcome all in celebrating the American spirit in a setting that unites the power of art with the beauty of nature.Help Crystal Bridges provide transformative arts experiences for all. We provide year-round programming for all ages, including lectures, performances, classes, and continuing education for K-12 teachers. Your gifts directly support the museum’s mission, providing meaningful support for the museum’s exhibitions, programs, and trails and grounds.

  • Donations at any amounts are encouraged. Memorial and Tribute gifts are welcomed.
  • Kindred Spirits: Our Kindred Spirits community believes in a museum’s power to transform lives, and the financial support provided by these dedicated individuals enhances Crystal Bridges’ ability to increase awareness of American art—on local, national, and international stages. With gifts of $10,000 or more annually to the museum, their support is essential to growing the museum’s impact. In addition to benefits corresponding to the level of giving, Kindred Spirits receive invitations to exclusive programs in Bentonville, Dallas, and New York City. As the program grows, so will the list of offerings and locations.
  • Planned Giving: Become a Lantern Bearer – Drawing its name from one of the most admired artworks in our collection, Lantern Bearers are those who have designated Crystal Bridges as a beneficiary of their estates, helping to expand access to the arts and believing in the power of art to transform lives today…and forever. Possibilities include: * Bequests * Retirement Accounts and Life Insurance * Trusts, and  * Promised Gifts.
  • Endowment: The Next Generation Fund is an endowment program dedicated to removing the social, educational, and economic barriers that limit our community and its children from engaging in all the museum has to offer. Endowments allow our institution to continue to grow and serve our community. Funds are directed to programs and initiatives that allow unhindered public access, subsidize educational opportunities, and promote the sustainability of our trails and grounds.

Corporate Sponsorship: Corporate sponsors help enhance the quality of life for their employees and their families by providing meaningful support for the museum’s most visible and impactful activities. Our corporate partners support dynamic education programs, exhibitions, culinary events, and more while enjoying significant brand visibility and an array of benefits designed to enhance employee engagement and ensure return on investment.

Volunteer: We Welcome AllCrystal Bridges and the Momentary are committed to creating institutions that reflect the diversity of our region and nation. We are especially mindful of those in our community impacted by inequity due to ability, language, class, age, gender, religion, sexuality, race, and ethnicity, and are working diligently to address perceived and real barriers that keep anyone from fully experiencing the museum as a guest, volunteer, or employee. All volunteer applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status. We actively encourage minority volunteer applicants to join our team.

Internships: Crystal Bridges internships designed to provide diverse learning opportunities for a range of students, from rising high school seniors to graduate students completing their PhDs. Crystal Bridges internships present an invaluable opportunity to gain professional experience in the museum field first hand. In addition to working in your primary job area, all interns experience a comprehensive overview of museum departments, providing a big-picture understanding of the many museum career options available. Join our team and receive valuable on-the-job training in an exciting and supportive environment!

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