Now on View: Sculptures from “The Tag Project”

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The installations mark the 75th anniversary of Executive Order 9066, issued on February 19, 1942. The Arkansas Arts Center recently acquired Rohwer and Jerome, two sculptures from The Tag Project by Wendy Maruyama. The two large installations are now on view at the Arkansas Arts Center. Rohwer and Jerome are two of 10 pieces originally created as part of The Tag Project, each piece representing one of the 10 Japanese American Relocations Centers where people of Japanese ancestry were held during World … Read More

5 highlights from the AAC Collection on view now

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While the Arkansas Arts Center is home to more than 12,000 works of art, we are particularly noted for our collection of drawings – drawing being loosely defined as a unique work of art on paper in any medium, including pencil, charcoal, ink, pastel, watercolor, silverpoint, acrylic, oil and collage. The drawings in our collection were created by a variety of artists, from Old Masters to contemporary artists, and they tackle a diverse subjects, spanning hundreds of … Read More

Back to School in a Big Rig

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By Jessica Wright Senior Education Specialist Each season, the Artmobile features a themed exhibition of curated works from the Arkansas Arts Center Foundation collection. With more than 13,000 pieces in the collection, narrowing down the list to 13-15 artworks is an endeavor that involves a lot of planning, preparation and participation among multiple departments. While students rest over the summer months, we are busy taking down the previous year’s exhibition, completing any needed maintenance to … Read More