Arkansas Arts Center
Arkansas Arts Center
Tuesday - Saturday 10:00am - 5:00pm
Visit the Arkansas Arts Center and experience the excitement that the state's leading cultural institution has to offer. Located in historic MacArthur Park, the Arts Center features elegant art galleries that showcase the Center's acclaimed collection. The Arkansas Arts Center has been steadfastly committed to building a collection of unique works on paper, primarily American and European, from the Renaissance to the present. Among the most recognizable works in the collection are sheets by Cezanne, Van Gogh, Jackson Pollock, Georgia O'Keeffe, Alison Saar, Rembrandt and Rubens. The collection also features 135 drawings and watercolors by the Post-Impressionist Paul Signac, Arthur Dove's Sketchbook "E", and nearly 80 works by Will Barnet. Masterworks in the collection include paintings by Diego Rivera, Odilon Redon and Francesco Bassano; sculpture by Henry Moore, Louise Nevelson and Roy Lichtenstein; and prints by Rembrandt, Whistler and Durer.
The second major area of the collections is contemporary objects in craft media, including teapots by contemporary artists, contemporary baskets, turned wood objects, studio glass, ceramics, metalwork and toys designed by artists. Among the highlights are works by Dale Chihuly, Albert Paley, Peter Voulkos and Dorothy Gill Barnes. The Arkansas Arts Center hosts many prominent special exhibitions and features Children's Theatre, which presents children's classics for the stage September through May. Best Impressions Restaurant, which serves a progressive global cuisine, offers a delicious lunch experience. The Museum Shop features unique gifts and interesting works by regional artists.
Pictures and information were provided by the Arkansas Convention & Visitors Bureau
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