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Exhibitions

At the Arkansas Arts Center you will find inspiring exhibitions and works of art that you won't find anywhere else. We invite you to experience first-hand the wonderful artwork in our galleries.


Delta Through the Decades Deux: Selections from the Collection

August 7, 2018 — November 4, 2018

Delta Through the Decades Deux features works from the Arkansas Arts Center Collection from past Delta Exhibitions. The Annual Delta Exhibition was founded in 1958 to feature contemporary work by artists from Arkansas and bordering states. The Delta provides a unique snapshot of the artists from the Mississippi Delta region and a glimpse into the contemporary art scene, reflecting the region’s strong traditions of craftsmanship and observation, combined with innovative use of materials and an experimental approach to subject matter.

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Reveal/Conceal: Exploring Identity in Contemporary Art

August 14, 2018 — October 28, 2018

Reveal/Conceal: Exploring Identity in Contemporary Art features works from the Arkansas Arts Center Foundation collection. Collectively, the works in the exhibition illustrate the myriad ways by which contemporary artists reveal – or, in some instances, conceal – either their identities or those of their subjects.

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Independent Vision: Modern and Contemporary Art from the Martin Muller Collection

September 28, 2018 — December 30, 2018

Independent Vision: Modern and Contemporary Art from the Martin Muller Collection features nearly 90 works from San Francisco-based gallerist and collector Martin Muller’s personal collection, representing 77 artists he has championed throughout his career. Together, these works form a picture of Muller the collector, on a life-long journey for enlightenment through art and literature.

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Museum School Gallery


Through Our Eyes

August 7, 2018 – November 11, 2018

Through Our Eyes, featuring a selection of works from current youth students ranging from age 2 to age 18, serves as a visual reminder of the importance of arts education. Visitors will notice that the show is hung at a lower center, making it more inviting and accessible to children. This truly gives ownership of the work and exhibition to the youth students and creates a feeling of comfort and belonging that is not always present in a traditionally hung museum exhibition.

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AAC Collection

PAUL SIGNAC WATERCOLORS AND DRAWINGS: THE JAMES T. DYKE COLLECTION

Ongoing

The scintillating watercolors and drawings of late nineteenth- and early twentieth-century French artist Paul Signac are the focus of two intimate galleries at the Arkansas Arts Center that have recently been redesigned and reinstalled. These works come from America’s finest collection of Signac’s graphic art, one hundred and thirty-three works that were assembled by Arkansan industrialist James T. Dyke. Mr. Dyke presented this magnificent collection to the Arkansas Arts Center in 1999.

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AAC Collection on View

Ongoing

Throughout the year the Arkansas Arts Center displays works from its own collection. The galleries described below are filled with objects selected dating from over 600 years of Western art right up to the current day. The Arkansas Arts Center Foundation Collection specializes in drawings and contemporary craft, but there are also examples of paintings, sculpture, prints, photography, and decorative arts, among other media.

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AAC Collection

The AAC Collection is regulary on display.  Drawings, prints and photographs from the Arkansas Arts Center Foundation Collection are updated throughout the year.

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Traveling Exhibitions

The Traveling Exhibitions Program features selections of drawings, prints and photographs from the Arkansas Arts Center Foundation Collection.

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Juried Exhibitions

Each year the Arkansas Arts Center organizes and hosts juried exhibitions that appeal to everyone. View our current juried exhibition schedule and mark your calendar of upcoming dates.

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