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

Meet the Speaker: Michelle Andonian

Author: Arkansas Arts CenterFiled under: Education, Events, Exhibitions, Museum, Video

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ART AFTER HOURS Why Documentary Photography Matters Thursday, August 24 Lower Lobby Lecture Hall 5:30 p.m. Wine Reception | 6 p.m. Lecture | 7-9 p.m.  Late Night  Join us for a lecture with photographer Michelle Andonian. Stay after the lecture and tour the galleries, including Will Counts: The Central High School Photographs, enjoy dinner at the restaurant and shop in the Museum Shop. The Arkansas Arts Center will be open until 9 p.m. Free for members, $10 for nonmembers – purchase … Read More

Meet the Speaker: Mangue Banzima, Qui Style

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ART AFTER HOURS: ART OF FASHION  Street Denim by Mangue Banzima, Qui Style Thursday, September 29 Arkansas Arts Center Atrium 5:30 p.m. Wine Reception | 6 p.m. Lecture | 7-9 p.m.  Late Night  As part of an Art After Hours event on Thursday, September 29, Mangue Banzima, a stylist and consultant, will continue the Art of Fashion lecture series with a discussion of denim in the fashion world. Read about Banzima’s experiences in fashion and how denim has remained … Read More

Tyke and Moppet

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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

Getting Creative with Creating

Author: Arkansas Arts CenterFiled under: Adult Classes, Education, Faculty & Staff, General, Museum School, Youth ClassesLeave a Comment

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By Robert Bean Chair, AAC Museum School Drawing Department Artists use lots of materials to make their work. Sheet after sheet of paper. Roll after roll of canvas. A pound of clay here, a pound of clay there. It’s expensive. Period. So what happens when you teach art? You need materials so students can grow into the creativity you see peeking out already. But those resources might be just out of your budget, or you don’t have easy access to … 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

Back to School in a Big Rig

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By Jessica Wright Senior Education Specialist Each season, the Artmobile features a themed exhibition of curated works from the Arkansas Arts Center Foundation collection. With more than 13,000 pieces in the collection, narrowing down the list to 13-15 artworks is an endeavor that involves a lot of planning, preparation and participation among multiple departments. While students rest over the summer months, we are busy taking down the previous year’s exhibition, completing any needed maintenance to … Read More

Meet the Speaker: Melissa Messina, Mildred Thompson Estate

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LECTURE & LATE NIGHT WITH MELISSA MESSINA Searching for Mildred Thompson: An Artist’s Legacy Project Thursday, July 21 Arkansas Arts Center Atrium 5:30 p.m. Wine Reception | 6 p.m. Lecture | 7-9 p.m.  Late Night  As part of a Lecture & Late Night on Thursday, July 21, Melissa Messina, a seasoned arts professional and curator of the Mildred Thompson Estate, will discuss her curatorial venture to reclaim a lost figure of American abstraction, Mildred Thompson. Read about Messina’s interest … Read More