Feed Your Mind Friday – May Recap

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Arkansas Voices in the GalleryOur Feed Your Mind Friday - Arkansas Voices in the Gallery series continued to be a great success throughout the month of May! Thank you to our visiting artists and speakers A.J. Smith, David Clemons, Garbo Hearne and Dr. Archie Hearne. If you could not make any of May's tours, join us this month for our last round of Arkansas Voices. June 12 at 12 p.m. – Dr. Jeff Grubbs, UALR June 19 at 12 p.m. – artist Angela Davis Johnson All Feed Your ... Read More

Letter from the Director

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A Note from ToddDespite the weather—severe thunderstorms and tornado watches—the opening of 30 Americans brought an active, inquisitive, and diverse audience through the doors of the AAC. Our opening night speaker, artist Hank Willis Thomas, delivered one of the most engaging and thought-provoking lectures in recent memory. If you have not yet seen 30 Americans, there is still time. Bring a friend. The work encourages discussion! While you are in the building, do not miss ... Read More

Feed Your Mind Friday – April Recap

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Arkansas Voices in the GalleryThe first month of our Feed Your Mind Friday - Arkansas Voices in the Gallery series kicked off with great success! Thank you to our visiting artists Marjorie Smith, Delita Martin, and Virmarie DePoyster. If you could not make any of April's tours, join us this month for another round of Arkansas Voices. May 8 at 12 p.m. – printmaking artist A.J. Smith May 15 at 12 p.m. – metal and jewelry artist David Clemons May 22 at ... Read More

30 Americans: Purvis Young

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1 Day to 30 Americans(1943–2010) Self-taught artist Purvis Young made lurid and kinetic large-scale paintings and murals depicting the people of his hometown of Miami. He blended wild horses, jazz singers, and scenes from ancient battles, making poignant social commentaries on urban life. One of his most famous works is Goodbread Alley, his 1972 public mural located at the intersection of Northwest Third Avenue and 14th Street in the Overtown district in Miami. Learn more ... Read More

30 Americans: Kehinde Wiley

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2 Days to 30 Americans(born 1977) In the ten years since receiving his master of fine arts from Yale University, Kehinde Wiley has catapulted to the upper echelon of the contemporary art world. His super-realistic paintings of men of color in heroic, majestic, or bucolic settings deliberately reference works by the Old Masters. Learn more about the 30 Americans exhibition at http://arkansasartscenter.org/30-Americans. To view Wiley's work visit http://kehindewiley.com/. Video photo: Kehinde Wiley Share this Post

30 Americans: Carrie Mae Weems

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3 Days to 30 Americans(born 1953) For more than twenty-five years, Carrie Mae Weems has explored themes of race, gender relations, and family history in her installations. In 2010, the award-winning visual artist teamed up with the critically acclaimed jazz pianist Geri Allen on Flying toward the Sound, for which she produced images and videos to accompany Allen’s amazing piano excursions. Learn more about the 30 Americans exhibition at http://arkansasartscenter.org/30-Americans. Learn more about Weems at http://carriemaeweems.net/. Video ... Read More

30 Americans: Kara Walker

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4 Days to 30 Americans(born 1969) With a cursory glance, Kara Walker’s black cut-paper silhouettes look like benign nineteenth-century antebellum scenes or Walt Disney cartoon characters from such classic pieces as the 1946 film Song of the South. A closer, probing investigation reveals the underlying terror surrounding race, gender, and sexual identity politics in America. Learn more about the 30 Americans exhibition at http://arkansasartscenter.org/30-Americans. Learn more about Walker at http://www.art21.org/artists/kara-walker. photo: Sari Goodfriend, http://creativetime.org Share this Post