The Arkansas Museum of Fine Arts offers a diverse selection of educational opportunities that help students explore math, science, reading, music and more through the arts.
AMFA Amplified is supported in part by a grant from the Arkansas Arts Council, a division of the Department of Arkansas Heritage and the National Endowment for the Arts, and is presented in partnership with the Central Arkansas Library System. Additional funding is provided by Nucor Divisions – Arkansas and a grant from the Arkansas Humanities Council and the National Endowment for the Humanities.
Virtual Field Trips
Virtual field trips offer interdisciplinary learning opportunities focused on the visual and performing arts.
Young Arkansas Artists Exhibition
Organized by the Arkansas Museum of Fine Arts
For 60 years, the Arkansas Museum of Fine Arts has opened a door for young people to showcase their artistic talents and skills through the annual Young Arkansas Artists Exhibition. Arkansas students – from kindergarten through 12th grade – submit works of art in a variety of media. A grand juror awards a Best of Class and two Honorable Mentions per grade, as well as the Ray Smenner Award for Painting and the Mid-Southern Watercolorists Award for Watercolor. The Young Arkansas Artists Exhibition also rewards each winner’s schools to benefit their art programs and encourage further engagement with the arts.
In 2020, the 59th Young Arkansas Artists Exhibition moved to an online format. This year’s online gallery will be expanded to include more artworks on view, allowing more students to see their hard work on display.
The 60th Young Arkansas Artists Exhibition is supported by Isabel and John Ed Anthony; the Deer Family Joint Trust in memory of Mrs. Florence Deer; Ces and Drew Kelso; Judy C Thompson Trust; and Edafio Technology Partners. The awards are supported by Arkansas Children’s Hospital and Mid-Southern Watercolorists.