Welcome to the Arkansas Museum of Fine Arts
AMFA (previously the Arkansas Arts Center) is home to a renowned art collection, an expansive Art School, and exceptional performing arts experiences. Serving the state of Arkansas and beyond, AMFA is committed to providing enriching cultural experiences for all.
An all-new AMFA will open in the spring of 2022 as a significant architectural landmark for the region, setting a new standard for what museum buildings can accomplish. Through the creative use of light, space, and form, the new Arkansas Museum of Fine Arts will be a work of beauty and inspiration.
Art and Inspiration in MacArthur Park
In 2022, your arts experience will begin as you walk the newly landscaped paths among the reinvigorated grounds of Historic MacArthur Park. Against the backdrop of the building’s historic 1937 Museum of Fine Arts façade, you’ll encounter British sculptor Henry Moore’s Large Standing Figure: Knife Edge in a spacious, elegant plaza at the north entrance.
The beautiful grounds will set the tone for your visit as you make your way toward the museum from the south. Inspiration for the landscape is drawn from the region’s ecologies – including the banks of Fourche Creek, the bluffs of Emerald Park, and the agrarian landscapes of the Mississippi Delta.
Inside, you’ll discover the Arkansas Museum of Fine Arts Foundation Collection’s paintings, sculpture, photographs, drawings, prints and more, spanning six centuries of artistic production. Diverse special exhibitions will offer thoughtful perspectives on culture and history, and highlight AMFA’s commitment to inclusivity.
We can’t wait for you to visit and explore the new museum, experience art making, live theatre, music, and dance, and enjoy events with leading artists and thinkers.
AMFA’s temporary home in Little Rock’s Riverdale Shopping Center is currently closed to the public.
We will be sharing exciting progress updates on the new Arkansas Museum of Fine Arts throughout 2021. Become a member today, and you’ll be among the first to know all the latest news from AMFA. Join AMFA’s email list to learn more about membership and the latest happenings at the Arkansas Museum of Fine Arts.