The Arkansas Arts Center holds a Groundbreaking Ceremony to celebrate the beginning of construction for its stunning new facility

Author: Arkansas Arts CenterFiled under: Building, Children's Theatre, Museum, Museum School

Designed by award-winning architect, Jeanne Gang and Studio Gang, and noted landscape architect, Kate Orff and SCAPE, the project is slated for completion in 2022 The Arkansas Arts Center (AAC) held a mid-morning Groundbreaking Ceremony today to commemorate the beginning of construction of its stunning, reimagined Arts Center. Upon completion in 2022, the current facility will be entirely transformed through an exciting design by renowned architect Jeanne Gang and her practice, Studio Gang. The project … Read More

Arkansas Arts Center remains vibrant in year of historic progress

Author: Arkansas Arts CenterFiled under: Artmobile, Building, Children's Theatre, Community, Delta 60, Education, Faculty & Staff, Museum, Museum School, News, Theater on Tour

Incoming Executive Director Victoria Ramirez joins Arts Center leadership in celebrating the year’s accomplishments The Arkansas Arts Center continued to deliver accessible and engaging programs during a year of historic transition, leaders announced at the September 23 Annual Meeting. The Arts Center’s new Executive Director Victoria Ramirez joined Board of Trustees President Merritt Dyke, Foundation President Bobby Tucker and Interim Executive Director Laine Harber in congratulating the board, foundation, staff and community on a year … Read More

Curtains up across the state as AAC expands Children’s Theatre programming

Author: Arkansas Arts CenterFiled under: Building, Children's Theatre, Community, Education, Theater on Tour, Tours

Children’s Theatre Restaged to feature community-focused productions as lights go down in MacArthur Park theater While the Children’s Theatre at the Arkansas Arts Center undergoes a much-needed renovation, Children’s Theatre Restaged will bring the magic of live theatre to stages across Arkansas.   In this reimagined format, the Children’s Theatre will expand its touring capacity while the Arts Center’s MacArthur Park facility undergoes its major renovation and expansion project. The Hobbit, on stage April 26 … Read More

Year of Milestones, Accomplishments Celebrated on Eclipse Day

Author: Arkansas Arts CenterFiled under: Artmobile, Building, Children's Theatre, Collection, Community, Education, Events, Exhibitions, General, Museum, Museum School, Theater on Tour, Traveling Exhibitions

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The Arkansas Arts Center finished its seventh consecutive year in the black this June, Executive Director Todd Herman announced at the August 21 Annual Meeting. It was a year of milestone accomplishments, including a 10-year reaccreditation, selection of an architectural team for the AAC building project, completion of a five-year strategic plan, and a successful Tabriz. The AAC also rebranded its onsite restaurant, Canvas, updating both the restaurant and Museum Shop spaces, and launched a … Read More

Tyke and Moppet

Author: Arkansas Arts CenterFiled under: Children's Theatre, General, Shows, Youth & FamilyLeave a Comment

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Come meet Tyke and Moppet: two lovable characters who explore an exciting new world together. Toddlers and preschoolers will delight in this highly interactive, multi-sensory and whimsical journey through friendship. Young ones will become part of the play as Tyke and Moppet romp around and among the audience. Arkansas Arts Center Children’s Theatre Bradley D. Anderson, Artistic Director Tyke and Moppet Devised by AACCT Created and Directed by Katie Campbell Music Composition by Geoffrey Eggleston, Aleigha Morton … Read More

A Year of Community Support, Fiscal Stability

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The Arkansas Arts Center has finished its sixth consecutive year in the black in a year that has shown overwhelming community support, increased outreach and public approval of a bond issue to help fund a newly renovated museum. “We took another giant step toward our goal of a renovated Arts Center with the successful public vote to bond the revenue from an existing sales tax on out of town visitors for the benefit of the … Read More

Jim Henson Grant Awarded to Children’s Theatre Director

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Katie CampbellKatie Campbell, Company Actor/Director at the Arkansas Arts Center Children’s Theatre, has received a grant from the Jim Henson Foundation to produce The Ugly Duckling, a reimagining of the classic fairytale by Hans Christian Andersen. The $3,000 grant will provide funds for the production of original music for the play, which will have its world premiere at the Children’s Theatre as part of the 2015 – 2016 season. After seeing a collection of paper ... Read More