Arkansas Arts Center remains vibrant in year of historic progress

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Incoming Executive Director Victoria Ramirez joins Arts Center leadership in celebrating the year’s accomplishments The Arkansas Arts Center continued to deliver accessible and engaging programs during a year of historic transition, leaders announced at the September 23 Annual Meeting. The Arts Center’s new Executive Director Victoria Ramirez joined Board of Trustees President Merritt Dyke, Foundation President Bobby Tucker and Interim Executive Director Laine Harber in congratulating the board, foundation, staff and community on a year … Read More

Curtains up across the state as AAC expands Children’s Theatre programming

Author: Arkansas Arts CenterFiled under: Building, Children's Theatre, Community, Education, Theater on Tour, Tours

Children’s Theatre Restaged to feature community-focused productions as lights go down in MacArthur Park theater While the Children’s Theatre at the Arkansas Arts Center undergoes a much-needed renovation, Children’s Theatre Restaged will bring the magic of live theatre to stages across Arkansas.   In this reimagined format, the Children’s Theatre will expand its touring capacity while the Arts Center’s MacArthur Park facility undergoes its major renovation and expansion project. The Hobbit, on stage April 26 … Read More

Arkansas Arts Center celebrates year of community support, accomplishments at 2018 Annual Meeting

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The Arkansas Arts Center finished its eighth consecutive year operating in the black on June 30, interim executive director Laine Harber announced August 20. It was a year marked by community support and significant achievements, including the reveal of concept designs for a reimagined Arkansas Arts Center and a landmark exhibition of John Marin works nearly four years in the making. “Over the past year, the Arkansas Arts Center staff has worked diligently to engage … Read More

Year of Milestones, Accomplishments Celebrated on Eclipse Day

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The Arkansas Arts Center finished its seventh consecutive year in the black this June, Executive Director Todd Herman announced at the August 21 Annual Meeting. It was a year of milestone accomplishments, including a 10-year reaccreditation, selection of an architectural team for the AAC building project, completion of a five-year strategic plan, and a successful Tabriz. The AAC also rebranded its onsite restaurant, Canvas, updating both the restaurant and Museum Shop spaces, and launched a … Read More

A Year of Community Support, Fiscal Stability

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The Arkansas Arts Center has finished its sixth consecutive year in the black in a year that has shown overwhelming community support, increased outreach and public approval of a bond issue to help fund a newly renovated museum. “We took another giant step toward our goal of a renovated Arts Center with the successful public vote to bond the revenue from an existing sales tax on out of town visitors for the benefit of the … 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

Drain Smart – Painting with a purpose

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Now in its second year, the Arkansas Arts Center is proud to be a supporter of the Drain Smart Central Arkansas program, an engaging public education/environmental program that uses art to communicate the function and importance of local storm drains. Like many cities, Little Rock’s municipal storm drains are a direct link to our streams, rivers and lakes. Many residents have a misconception that the storm drains are part of our sanitary sewer system that lead to … Read More

Portrait of a Patron: Windgate Charitable Foundation

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At this Saturday’s Beaux Arts Ball, the Arkansas Arts Center and the Fine Arts Club of Arkansas are proud to introduce a new arts patron recognition event—Portrait of a Patron (POP!). The addition of the Portrait of a Patron (POP!) Awards is a way for the AAC to pay homage to those who have contributed both to the Arts Center’s continued success and its existence. The event which begins with an awards ceremony at 7 … Read More