Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art (CBMAA), located in Bentonville, Arkansas, has engaged the team of WolfBrown and Creative Generation to design and facilitate a convening to reimagine the future of arts integration as a strategy for strengthening teaching and learning. The program will assist CBMAA and other museums to develop strategies for improving the equity and quality of K-12 educational experiences.

Since its founding, CBMAA has functioned as a convener, mounting exhibitions and hosting discussions designed to engage a wide public in vital issues. The goals of the convening are to:

The team of WolfBrown and Creative Generation, working in partnership with CBMAA staff and a distinguished Board of Advisors, will design the agenda, conduct background research, and prepare case studies on arts integration programs and models. As well, we will produce a suite of contextual materials to prepare convening participants and share with the larger field.

Results will inform CBMAA’s thinking about future investments in arts education.