American Modernism from the Arkansas Arts Center Collection

Author: Arkansas Arts CenterFiled under: Beacon Content, Collection, Exhibitions, Museum

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Interested in more art by American Modernists after visiting Becoming John Marin: Modernist at Work? The exhibition features 114 works exploring Marin’s evolution from intuitive draftsman to innovative watercolorist and etcher. But Marin was only one of an influential group of artists – commonly referred to as the “Stieglitz Circle” for their association with photographer, art dealer and gallerist Alfred Stieglitz – working in and around New York in the first half of the 20th … Read More

Arkansas Arts Center launches first beacon program

Author: Arkansas Arts CenterFiled under: Exhibitions, Museum

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Mobile technology to engage visitors with life and work of American icon John Marin   The Arkansas Arts Center launched the museum’s first beacon program January 26, bringing interactive technology inside the galleries to build deeper connections to the work of John Marin. Beacons are small, battery-operated Bluetooth devices that transmit a signal to smartphones within a close range. Apple first introduced iBeacon technology less than five years ago. Google followed suit with the open-source Eddystone … Read More

Arkansas Arts Center shines new light on John Marin drawings

Author: Arkansas Arts CenterFiled under: Exhibitions, Museum

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The artistic evolution of an iconic American modernist is the focus of a new exhibition opening January 26 at the Arkansas Arts Center. Featuring never-before-exhibited drawings and watercolors from the Arkansas Arts Center Collection, Becoming John Marin: Modernist at Work explores the artist’s transformation from intuitive draftsman to innovative watercolorist and etcher. A revelatory new look at Marin’s work, Becoming John Marin affords a unique opportunity to see finished watercolors, etchings and oil paintings reunited with the sketches on … Read More