Visit Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art—the first major institution in fifty years dedicated to the history of American art, housed in one of the most spectacular museum structures in the U.S. if not the world, designed by world-renowned architect, Moshe Safdie.
The brainchild of Walmart heiress Alice Walton, Crystal Bridges, has, since its founding, become a major pilgrimage site for art enthusiasts and the home to a growing number of American art masterpieces. In February 2020, the museum opened an entirely new satellite building: The Momentary, a 63,000 square foot space dedicated to contemporary art.
I like art but am not an expert. Will this trip be right for me?
Absolutely. Artful Jaunts are tailored to every level of aficionado—from expert collectors to those just starting out, there's something for everyone.
Where do your guides come from?
Our guides are carefully sourced from the art world. In addition to impressive resumes, they bring engaging personalities and knowledge that help make every trip unforgettable. After our thorough interview process, we invest heavily in training the guides from public speaking to test trips.
Do your guides undergo background checks?
All Artful employees, including our art educators, have passed a third-party background check.
Do I need to purchase art if I go on a trip?
No, no purchase is required. However, with our access to artists' studios and important galleries, you may find yourself tempted.
What additional costs are not included?
Nothing, other than your own incidentals and your airfare. Our founder likes to say you never have to take out your wallet; just enjoy your Jaunt.
I have been involved in art all my life. Will this trip be too basic for me?
Not at all. With experts and curators to guide you, our trips are designed to be educational, engaging, and entertaining, regardless of your level of involvement in the art world.
Are bespoke trip options on offer?
Yes. A great way to explore art is with your extended family or a set of close friends. Choose your group and your date and we'll create your dream trip for you.
Are corporate Jaunts available?
Of course; if so desired, we can arrange custom Jaunts for your firm. Please contact us directly.
What do I need to bring on a Jaunt?
Enthusiasm and a desire to learn and meet new people with similar interests, and have fun. Packing suggestions will be offered based upon the destination.
What if I want to stay longer to do some personal travel?
By all means. Pre- and post-Jaunt travel could be a great way to enhance your trip. We are more than happy to help you extend your hotel with our preferred rate.
Is a Jaunt appropriate for children?
We do not recommend Jaunts for children who are under 21 years old given the social focus on the evening programming. However, a bespoke Jaunt would be a perfect way to create your own experience for family and friends, including children of all ages.