Arkansas Arts Center explores the past, celebrates the present, imagines the future

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As the Arkansas Arts Center embarks on its transformational renovation project, Then, Now, Next: Reimagining the Arkansas Arts Center examines the Arts Center’s past, present and future. Beginning with the founding of the Fine Arts Club of Arkansas in 1914, the exhibition illustrates highlights from the Arts Center’s history, showcases current programs and offerings, and underscores the Arts Center’s ongoing commitment to the visual and performing arts. The exhibition is on view now through June 30, 2019. … Read More

Arkansas Arts Center announces Delta Exhibition artists

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The Arkansas Arts Center’s 61st Annual Delta Exhibition will feature work by 49 exceptional artists from the Mississippi Delta region. The exhibition will be on view May 3 through June 30, 2019 Guest juror Kevin Cole selected 50 artworks by 49 artists, representing 10 states. The works were chosen from more than a thousand entries by 408 artists. Cole will also name a $2,500 Grand Award and two $750 Delta Awards. A $250 Contemporaries Delta Award will be … Read More

Modernist drawings, contemporary craft and local artists featured in Arkansas Arts Center Collection recent acquisitions

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Arkansas Arts Center curators are always looking for new works to add to the Arkansas Arts Center Foundation Collection, especially works that add depth and context to the collection, challenge existing narratives, and use innovative techniques and materials. Here’s a look at a selection of recent acquisitions that have added to the Arts Center’s holdings of drawings and contemporary craft objects, as well as its collection of works by iconic modernist John Marin. St. Martin-in-the-Field, … Read More

Arkansas Arts Center announces Delta Exhibition juror

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Atlanta-based artist Kevin Cole will serve as guest juror for the 61st Annual Delta Exhibition, on view May 3 through June 30 at the Arkansas Arts Center. The deadline for artists to submit the work to be considered for the exhibition is February 13, 2019. Kevin Cole is a contemporary artist best known for sculptural works, paintings, and intentional use of color. An Arkansas native, Kevin Cole received his B.S. in art education from the … Read More

Unique Exhibition Holds a Mirror to the Life of Iconic Artist Frida Kahlo

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The Arkansas Arts Center presents a rare opportunity to see one of Mexico’s greatest painters captured by some of the 20th century’s most important photographers. Photographing Frida: Portraits of Frida Kahlo/Fotografiando Frida: Retratos de Frida Kahlo,  the first exhibition about Frida Kahlo to appear at the Arkansas Arts Center, will be on view February 1 through April 14, 2019. Photographing Frida: Portraits of Frida Kahlo features 65 images of Kahlo as art and artist. The photographs document Kahlo’s life … Read More

Arkansas Arts Center to expand into community with collection on view, continued programs during future renovation

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Select programs and craft collection will move to CALS locations during construction on MacArthur Park facility The Arkansas Arts Center and the Central Arkansas Library System are launching a long-term partnership to build valuable creative connections between two Central Arkansas cultural institutions. This collaboration with CALS is the first of several community partnerships the Arkansas Arts Center will offer as its building in MacArthur Park undergoes a transformational renovation. Beginning in the fall of 2019, … Read More

Arkansas Arts Center celebrates year of community support, accomplishments at 2018 Annual Meeting

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The Arkansas Arts Center finished its eighth consecutive year operating in the black on June 30, interim executive director Laine Harber announced August 20. It was a year marked by community support and significant achievements, including the reveal of concept designs for a reimagined Arkansas Arts Center and a landmark exhibition of John Marin works nearly four years in the making. “Over the past year, the Arkansas Arts Center staff has worked diligently to engage … Read More

Arkansas Arts Center presents an Independent Vision

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Independent Vision: Modern and Contemporary Art from the Martin Muller Collection on view Sept. 28 – Dec. 30, 2018 The Arkansas Arts Center presents the striking vision of a master collector in Independent Vision: Modern and Contemporary Art from the Martin Muller Collection, on view September 28 through December 30, 2018. San Francisco-based gallerist and collector Martin Muller curated the exhibition from his personal collection as a tribute to Little Rock – the city where … Read More