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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…
Building, Museum, News
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
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.
Delta 62, Delta Exhibition, Exhibitions, Museum, News, Voices of the Delta
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.
Education, Exhibitions, Gallery, Museum, News, Youth & Family
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.
Building, Children’s Theatre, Community, Museum, Museum School, News
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.
Community, Education, General, News, Programs
December 13, 2019

Reimagined Arkansas Arts Center wins Best of Design Award

The Arkansas Arts Center’s reimagined MacArthur Park building was named the winner of the 2019 The Architect’s Newspaper Best of Design Awards in the Unbuilt – Cultural category.
Building, Children’s Theatre, Community, Museum, Museum School, News
September 24, 2019

Arkansas Arts Center remains vibrant in year of historic progress

Incoming Executive Director Victoria Ramirez joins Arts Center leadership in celebrating the year’s accomplishments The Arkansas Arts Center continued to deliver accessible and engaging programs during a year of historic transition, leaders announced at the September 23 Annual Meeting. The Arts Center’s new Executive Director Victoria Ramirez joined Board…
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