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2019–2020 Artmobile Exhibition

Organized by the Arkansas Arts Center

The Spirit of Independence

The Spirit of Independence is a selection of works from the Arkansas Arts Center’s permanent collection. Viewers of these works are invited to reflect on their ideas of freedom, democracy and equality. Inspire your imagination by sharing The Spirit of Independence with your community!

Featured Works from the Exhibition


Jacob Lawrence, American (Atlantic City, New Jersey, 1917 - 2000, Seattle, Washington), The 1920s... The Migrants Cast Their Ballots, from the Kent Bicentennial Portfolio Spirit of Independence, 1974, seven-color screenprint on paper, 34 1/16 x 25 1/2 inches, Arkansas Arts Center Foundation Collection: Gift of Lorillard. 1975.021.008
 

Will Barnet, American (Beverly, Massachusetts, 1911 - 2012, New York, New York), Waiting, from the Kent Bicentennial Portfolio Spirit of Independence, 1975, eleven-color lithograph and screenprint on paper, 39 3/8 x 36 7/8 inches, Arkansas Arts Center Foundation Collection: Gift of Lorillard. 1975.021.001
 

Edward Ruscha, American (Omaha, Nebraska, 1937 - ), America, Her Best Product, from Kent Bicentennial Portfolio Spirit of Independence, 1974, four-color lithograph on Rives BFK paper, 31
 

John Castagno, American (1930 - ), Stripes and Stars, 1971, screenprint on paper, 23 1/8 x 29 1/8 inches, Arkansas Arts Center Foundation Collection: Gift of Chris Macatsoris. 1972.003
 

Larry Rivers, American (New York, New York, 1923 - 2002, Southampton, New York), An Outline of History, from the Kent Bicentennial Portfolio Spirit of Independence, 1975, thirteen-color lithograph and screenprint on paper, 33 x 41 inches, Arkansas Arts Center Foundation Collection: Gift of Lorillard. 1975.021.010
 

James Van Der Zee, American (Lenox, Massachusetts, 1886 - 1983, Washington, D.C.), Parade, from Views of America, 1920, printed 1982, gelatin silver print, 9 3/4 x 7 inches, Arkansas Arts Center Foundation Collection: Gift of Diane and Sanford M. Besser and Irene and George H. Davis. 1982.030.006
 

Colleen Browning, American (Shoeburyness, England, 1918 - 2003, New York, New York), Union Mixer, from the Kent Bicentennial Portfolio Spirit of Independence, 1973-1974, eight-color lithograph on paper, 22 7/8 x 34 7/8 inches, Arkansas Arts Center Foundation Collection: Gift of Lorillard. 1975.021.002
 

Will Counts, American (Little Rock, Arkansas, 1931 - 2001, Evansville, Illinois), The "Little Rock Nine" gathered for a Thanksgiving dinner at L.C. and Daisy Bate, November 28, 1957, (printed in 1997), gelatin silver print, 21 x 27 inches, Arkansas Arts Center Foundation Collection: Gift of the artist. 1997.039.035
 

Zoe Morrow, American (Camden, New Jersey, 1955 - ), Money Bags II, 1988, shredded and woven uncirculated United States currency, 4 3/4 x 6 1/2 x 7 1/2 inches, Arkansas Arts Center Foundation Collection: Gift from the Diane and Sandy Besser Collection. 1995.004.028

 

Sponsored by


Bank of America

Entergy Arkansas, Inc.

Ginanne Graves Long

Union Pacific Foundation

Arkansas Elecric Cooperative Corporation

HoganTaylor LLP

Kum & Go

With special appreciation to the Winthrop Rockefeller Foundation.

Arkansas Arts Center programs are supported in part by: the City of Little Rock; the Little Rock Convention and Visitors Bureau; the City of North Little Rock; and the Arkansas Arts Council, an agency of the Department of Arkansas Heritage and the National Endowment for the Arts.

 
 

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