Meet the Artist: Perception Pool

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Perception Pool delighted viewers at its unveiling at the Contemporaries’ 5th Annual Fountain Fest October 19! The installation was devised and designed by a team of architects at Polk Stanley Wilcox led by Heather Davis – we caught up with Heather to give us the scoop on Perception Pool, from inspiration to execution. What was the inspiration for Perception Pool? Perception Pool is conceived as a metaphor for why and how art is experienced. Art is inherently subjective, as … Read More

5 Reasons You Can’t Miss #FountainFest5

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Fountain Fest is back for its 5th anniversary celebration! As one of our most anticipated events of the year, Fountain Fest returns to the Carrie Remmel Dickinson Fountain October 19, featuring food, music, art and libations, all centered around the reveal of a surprise installation in the fountain. Fountain Fest is the can’t-miss party of the fall! Still don’t believe us? Here are five reasons you can’t miss Fountain Fest 5: 1. Fountain The centerpiece … 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

Meet the Speaker: Michelle Andonian

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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: Bridgette Fedak, Lilly Pulitzer

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Meet Lilly Pulitzer designer Bridgette Fedak. As part of our Art of Fashion series, she is giving a lecture about her background and her role at Lilly Pulitzer on April 1. Following the lecture, enjoy a fashion show, Lilly Pulitzer Pop-Up Shop, sponsored by Dillard’s, Park Plaza Mall, and themed lunch specials at Canvas restaurant. What’s your current role in fashion? Currently my title is Senior Associate Fashion Designer of Women’s Woven Dresses, Embellishments and Sample … 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

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

Portrait of a Patron: Windgate Charitable Foundation

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At this Saturday’s Beaux Arts Ball, the Arkansas Arts Center and the Fine Arts Club of Arkansas are proud to introduce a new arts patron recognition event—Portrait of a Patron (POP!). The addition of the Portrait of a Patron (POP!) Awards is a way for the AAC to pay homage to those who have contributed both to the Arts Center’s continued success and its existence. The event which begins with an awards ceremony at 7 … Read More