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

Voices of the Delta: Dusty Mitchell

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I make work out of ordinary things that have been manufactured to perform specific functions in our society. People have a relationship with the materials I use prior to seeing my work, therefore they immediately identify with the materials when they do. My intention is to manipulate this pre-existing relationship by presenting familiar objects and images in unfamiliar ways.  I prompt viewers to reconsider the role of the objects I use by extracting the conceptual … Read More

Arkansas Arts Center presents the jewelry of Robert Baines

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The exquisite and beguiling creations of Australian National Living Treasure Robert Baines will be on view at the Arkansas Arts Center July 20 through October 7, 2018. Robert Baines: Living Treasure and Fabulous Follies celebrates the dazzling and witty work of the master goldsmith, craftsman and scholar. A leading scholar in the field of archaeometallurgy, Baines has studied and revived Bronze Age goldsmith techniques in service of international jewelry scholarship. His study of the ancient techniques also has … Read More