Crystal Bridges invites applications addressing a variety of topics including American art history, architecture, visual and material culture, Indigenous art, Latin American Art, American studies, craft, and contemporary art that expand traditional categories of investigation into American art. Projects with an interdisciplinary focus are encouraged.
The program is open to scholars affiliated with a university, museum, or independent holding a PhD (or equivalent) and PhD candidates. Scholars are selected based on the potential to advance understanding of American art and intersect with Crystal Bridges’ collections, architecture, or landscape. Terms range from six weeks to nine months. Tyson Scholars have access to the art and library collections of Crystal Bridges and the University of Arkansas library. Housing is provided near Crystal Bridges. Workspace at the museum is also provided.