Back to School in a Big Rig

Author: Arkansas Arts CenterFiled under: Artmobile, Collection, Education, Gallery, General, Traveling ExhibitionsLeave a Comment

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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

Artmobile Profile: Leslie Stewart, Cook Elementary

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Leslie Stewart, art educator at Cook Elementary school in Fort Smith, brought the Artmobile to her school because many students may otherwise never have an opportunity to visit an art museum. “It’s my responsibility to provide art experiences for them, and here was one put right in front of me,” Stewart says. She shared the provided curriculum guide with teachers in all grades and subjects, but was especially pleased with the quality of the gallery … Read More

How does the AAC serve the entire state? The Artmobile!

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Did you know the Arkansas Arts Center is the only cultural institution to serve the entire state? It’s true. And how do we do it? With the Artmobile of course! The Arkansas Arts Center’s Artmobile has been serving the state for more than 50 years and is one of the nation’s few mobile art museums. This unique gallery space features themed exhibitions of works from the Arkansas Arts Center’s permanent collection, carefully selected for their artistic integrity and educational value, and travels … Read More

Grow the Love on April 7 – ArkansasGives

Author: Kelly CrowFiled under: Artmobile, Community, General, Support, Theater on Tour, Traveling Exhibitions, UncategorizedLeave a Comment

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ArkansasGives is a one-day giving event hosted by the Arkansas Community Foundation. Between the hours of 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. on April 7, all Arkansans can go to ArkansasGives.org to make a donation to the charities of their choice. During this one-day event, each donation you give will help the Arkansas Arts Center qualify for additional bonus dollars from the Arkansas Community Foundation. All participating nonprofits will receive a portion of a $250,000 bonus pool, but the more a nonprofit raises in proportion … Read More

On the Road Again

Author: Katie CombsFiled under: Artmobile, Community, Education, Traveling ExhibitionsLeave a Comment

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“On the road again…just can’t wait to get on the road again!” If the Artmobile could sing, I think it would be eagerly crooning Willie Nelson’s signature homage to life on the road as it waits all summer at the edge of the Arkansas Arts Center’s parking lot in beautiful MacArthur Park in Little Rock. Because on the road is where this particular gallery is most at home. One of only a handful of mobile … Read More