Recent Acquisition: “Neckpiece (Untitled)” by Attai Chen

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The Arkansas Arts Center is pleased announce the recent acquisition of Neckpiece (Untitled) by Attai Chen. In his elaborately crafted jewelry, Chen combines twigs, toy parts, repurposed plastic, metal and paper that have been drawn on with graphite or painted with pigment, glass color or nail varnish, to fashion assemblages that explore themes of gestation, growth and decay. Born in Jerusalem, Chen attended the Bezalel School of Arts and Design in Jerusalem, and earned his … Read More

Recent Acquisition “Wanderer” An Instant Hit

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By Brian J. Lang, Chief Curator Through the generosity of Dr. Ron Porter and Mr. Joe Price, collectors from Columbia, S.C., the Arkansas Arts Center recently acquired this visually powerful and deeply enigmatic narrative sculpture by internationally recognized “Burning Man” sculptor, David Best. David Best is known for his life-size and large-scale sculptures made from a variety of media, all of which make reference to life and death, love and loss, and other themes faced … Read More

Six Artists in Sixty Minutes: Highlights from the AAC Collection

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We hear it all the time: “What should I see? I only have an hour.” It’s a tricky question because the answer is always changing. With more than 12,000 objects ranging in date from the Old Masters to the present, the Arkansas Arts Center Collection is always new…and always free. Every few months, the AAC rotates the works on display, giving visitors a fresh perspective with every visit. As you look for ways to keep … Read More