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

Author: Arkansas Arts CenterFiled under: Collection, Community, Education, Events, Exhibitions, Faculty & Staff, General, Museum, Museum School, Programs

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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

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

A Year of Community Support, Fiscal Stability

Author: Arkansas Arts CenterFiled under: Adult Classes, Children's Theatre, Community, Education, Faculty & Staff, General, Museum, Museum School, Programs, Youth ClassesLeave a Comment

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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

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

On the Other Side of the Lens

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As a working photographer, I often find myself amazed at what I can capture with an iPhone. The advancement of iPhone camera technology makes the ease of capturing a moment very simple for most of today’s society. But for me, the convenience of the 5.04-ounce savvy device will never take the place of the true artistic process and history of photography. I was excited to see two outstanding photography exhibitions at the Arkansas Arts Center this … Read More