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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 May 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 Little Rock’s…
Building, News
March 17, 2021

Lee Krasner’s Earthly Visions

In abstract works – like her 1969 gouache Earth #1 – Abstract Expressionist Lee Krasner made strong visual statements about the elements and life of our planet. But it was not easy for her art to get noticed.
Collection
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…
Building, Museum, News
December 20, 2020

A Historic Transformation

While the new Museum of Fine Arts is under construction, works from the AMFA Foundation Collection are undergoing a transformation of their own. George Romney’s Lady Willoughby de Broke before conservation began. George Romney, British (Beckside, Lancashire, England, 1734 – 1802, Kendal, Westmorland, England), Lady Willoughby de Broke,…
Collection, Museum
November 24, 2020

Winter Wonderland

Winter-themed works from the Arkansas Arts Center Foundation Collection offer a journey to a winter wonderland. Andrew Wyeth, American (Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania, 1917 – 2009, Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania), Snowflakes, circa 1966, watercolor on paper, 8 7/8 x 11 7/8 inches, Arkansas Arts Center Foundation Collection: Purchase, Tabriz Fund and Museum…
Collection, Museum
October 21, 2020

The Figure in Monumental Ceramic

Artist Patti Warashina’s ceramic career has been ever evolving – in both form and scale. Her output ranges from wheel-thrown functional vessels made during her graduate school years in the early 1960s, to the stark-white, slip-cast figural groups of the 1980s, to the monumental and boldly colorful ceramics of the 1990s.
Collection, Delta Exhibition, Museum
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.
Building, Education, Museum, News
September 4, 2020

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
Collection, Delta Exhibition, Exhibitions, Museum, Voices of the Delta
August 12, 2020

Arkansas Arts Center awarded federal IMLS grant

The Arkansas Arts Center was awarded a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services to support the stewardship of the Arkansas Arts Center’s 14,000 works of international art.
Building, Collection, Museum
August 10, 2020

Arkansas Arts Center collaborates with Arkansas PBS

Arts Center theater staff lend their skills to the small screen to create Blueberry’s Clubhouse The Arkansas Arts Center is partnering with Arkansas PBS to create Blueberry’s Clubhouse, an original series for young viewers and families airing on Arkansas PBS through August 14. The series follows Blueberry, a curious puppet…
Children’s Theatre, Community, Education, Youth & Family