John Lasater, Annunciation of Summer (detail), 2019, oil on canvas, 30 x 40 inches

Current Exhibitions

While our MacArthur Park home is under construction, visit the Arkansas Museum of Fine Arts’ virtual exhibitions and exhibitions of the AMFA Foundation Collection works throughout Arkansas. These exhibitions showcase the depth of the AMFA Foundation Collection, along with AMFA’s commitment to arts education and supporting emerging and established regional artists.
Justin Tyler Bryant, Megan (detail), Watercolor, 2020

Delta Voices: Artists of the Mid-South

Join us this summer for a limited podcast and video series highlighting emerging artists.

The four Delta Voices participants, which include artists working in photography, drawing, painting, performance, video and installation, represent the outstanding artwork made throughout the Mid-South today.

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.

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Emily S., Bird of Many Colors, Digital Art Mosaic

60th Young Arkansas Artists Exhibition

While the Arkansas Museum of Fine Arts is under construction, the 60th Young Arkansas Artists Exhibition is on view virtually.

The Young Arkansas Artists program highlights the talent, imagination, and perspective of students across Arkansas. For 60 years, AMFA has opened a door for young people to showcase their artistic talents and skills through its hosting of the Young Arkansas Artist Exhibition. Arkansas teachers – from kindergarten through 12th grade – submit student works in a variety of media to be considered for an annual juried exhibition. Exceptional works at each grade level are recognized and art programs at select schools receive monetary awards supported by private donors and the Mid-Southern Watercolorists.

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Louise Nevelson, American (Kiev, Russia (now Ukraine), 1899 – 1988, New York, New York), Tide Garden IV, 1964, wood construction painted black, 91 x 140 x 10 inches, Arkansas Museum of Fine Arts Foundation Collection: Gift of Sidney Singer, Sr., Stephens, Inc., Gerald Cramer, Martin Oppenheimer, Edward Rosenthal, and John Rosenthal. 1983.030

Height x Width x Depth Sculpture from the Arkansas Museum of Fine Arts Foundation Collection

While the new Arkansas Museum of Fine Arts is under construction, the Bradbury Art Museum at Arkansas State University in Jonesboro is hosting 15 large-scale sculptural works from the AMFA Foundation Collection.

Bradbury Art Museum, Arkansas State University
Jonesboro, Arkansas

Photo courtesy of Hillary Brooks, Bradbury Art Museum

On view in Jonesboro through January 2022, Height x Width x Depth features a selection of three-dimensional works that celebrate sculpture as process.  Alongside a monumental wood assemblage by modernist Louise Nevelson are works by contemporary wood sculptors Robyn Horn and Mark Lindquist, and two titans from the world of ceramic – Jun Kaneko and Peter Voulkos. The exhibition also features a selection of figurative works by Auguste Rodin, Joyce J. Scott, Henry Moore, and Michael Ferris Jr., among others.

Photo courtesy of Hillary Brooks, Bradbury Art Museum

The sculptures in Height x Width x Depth are physical, fresh, and thought-provoking. Whether fabricated of wood or clay, mixed media, metal, or stone, these works of art force us to reconsider our notions of beauty and question the way we engage with our surroundings.

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Enigmatic Creatures

Arkansas artist and 62nd Annual Delta Exhibition Grand Award winner Aaron Calvert’s ceramic figures are decorated with symbols of the things he can’t shake from his mind