Édouard Vuillard, French (Cuiseaux, Saône-et-Loire, France, 1868 - 1940, La Baule, France), La Partie de bridge (The Bridge Game) (detail), circa 1911, oil on canvas, 19 3/4 in. x 29 3/4 inches, On loan from the Jackson T. Stephens Charitable Trust for Art.


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Fernand Léger, French (Argentan, France, 1881 – 1955, Gif-sur-Yvette, France), Woman with a Cactus, 1952, gouache on paper, 17 1/8 x 14 1/4 inches, Arkansas Museum of Fine Arts Foundation Collection: Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Stewart Orton. 1982.021

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May 17, 2021

Registration opens for AMFA virtual classes

The June session will be the last virtual Art School mini quarter before the new Arkansas Museum of Fine Arts opens in May 2022. The Art School will continue to offer programming, demos, and workshops on an ongoing basis.
Adult Classes, Education, News, Youth Classes
April 23, 2021

AMFA Amplified app connects art and community

The Arkansas Museum of Fine Arts launched AMFA Amplified, a mobile application designed to create deeper connections with artists, the Museum’s art collection, and programs.
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April 15, 2021

Innovative architecture set to transform Little Rock Museum

Studio Gang’s award-winning designed Arkansas Museum of Fine Arts will open to the public in the Fall of 2022 The north entrance to the new Arkansas Museum of Fine Arts under construction in March 2021. Photo by Timothy Hursley. The new Arkansas Museum of Fine Arts, currently under construction in…
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January 21, 2021

Arkansas Arts Center becomes Arkansas Museum of Fine Arts

Capital Campaign supporting the Little Rock museum’s new building and endowment surpasses $135 million, establishes new goal of $142 million The Arkansas Arts Center officially became the Arkansas Museum of Fine Arts on January 25, 2021. While unveiling the museum’s new brand, AMFA leaders announced that the capital campaign supporting…
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September 21, 2020

Arkansas Arts Center celebrates milestones in an unprecedented year

The Arkansas Arts Center reached milestones in its building project while continuing to deliver vibrant and accessible programming in a year of historic transition and unexpected challenges, leaders announced at the September 21 virtual Annual Meeting.
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June 12, 2020

Reflecting on art as a tool for activism and change

Over the last few weeks, we have seen people across the country – and throughout the world – raise their voices for justice. As a staff at the Arts Center, we have reflected – and are reminded of the power of art as a force for change in our world.
Community, Education, Faculty & Staff, Museum, News
April 21, 2020

Arkansas Arts Center Delta Exhibition goes digital

In a creative reimagining, the Arkansas Arts Center’s 62nd Annual Delta Exhibition will be hosted in a digital format during this time of ongoing social distancing. The exhibition, organized in collaboration with Historic Arkansas Museum, Thea Foundation, ACANSA Gallery and the Argenta Branch of the William F. Laman Library, will be open for online viewing beginning June 19.
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April 16, 2020

Young Arkansas Artists Exhibition provides a window into wonder

The creativity of Arkansas students statewide will be on view in the Arkansas Arts Center’s Young Arkansas Artists Exhibition May 9 – August 2. This popular annual exhibition and associated events will move to a digital format to maintain social distancing.
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March 26, 2020

Arkansas Arts Center creates connections in time of social distancing

While the Arkansas Arts Center’s in-person programs are postponed, the center is offering creative and engaging arts experiences where many Central Arkansas residents are now spending the majority of their time – online.
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March 14, 2020

Arkansas Arts Center Riverdale Location to close

The Arkansas Arts Center continues to monitor the constantly shifting situation regarding the spread of COVID-19. Following guidance from the City of Little Rock and public health officials, the Arkansas Arts Center’s Riverdale location will be closed to the public starting close of business on Friday, March 13 and remain closed until further notice.
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