Art has the power to inspire, enlighten, and build community. At the Arkansas Museum of Fine Arts, discover the visual arts and performing arts, and explore the possibilities of creativity.
In 2022, your experience will begin among the landscaped grounds of the new Arkansas Museum of Fine Arts. Against the backdrop of the building’s historic 1937 Museum of Fine Arts façade – British sculptor Henry Moore’s Large Standing Figure: Knife Edge will greet you. In MacArthur Park, American sculptor Tal Streeter’s monumental, minimalist steel composition, Standing Red, sparks curiosity and enlivens the landscape.
Inside, discover the Arkansas Museum of Fine Arts Foundation Collection’s paintings, sculpture, photographs, drawings, and prints spanning more than six centuries of artistic production in the Harriet and Warren Stephens Galleries. The collection’s focus on works on paper and contemporary craft will offer a unique perspective on artistic process and materiality. Art installations throughout the building – across AMFA’s grounds or tucked underneath the stairs – will create moments of inspiration. A robust calendar of special exhibitions will offer thoughtful perspectives on culture and history while highlighting AMFA’s commitment to inclusivity.
Explore the process and possibilities of creation in the Windgate Art School with studio classrooms designed for making and enjoyment. All are welcome to learn and make with us – regardless of skill or experience.
In the new theater, experience the magic of live performances, music, dance, film and more. Through the performing arts, discover new perspectives, share in the delight of beloved stories, and expand your imagination.
Delta Voices: Artists of the Mid-South
Join us this summer for a limited podcast and video series highlighting emerging artists. Each week, we ask art curators in our region about the artists in their communities that they’re most interested in and excited about, and capture them in conversation about art, place, identity and community.
A Historic Transformation
While the new Arkansas Arts Center is under construction, works from the Arkansas Museum of Fine Arts Foundation Collection are undergoing a transformation of their own.
ART FAQ / Caring for Art
To find a trained conservator who could help preserve your art, please contact the searchable website of the American Institute of Conservation.