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Current Exhibitions

Each year the Arkansas Arts Center organizes and hosts inspiring exhibitions that appeal to everyone. View our current exhibition schedule or mark your calendars!


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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50th Collectors Show and Sale

November 16, 2018 — January 6, 2019

An exceptional selection of artworks carefully curated from New York’s finest galleries will travel to Little Rock this fall for the 50th Collectors Show and Sale at the Arkansas Arts Center. The Collectors Show and Sale is one of the longest-running and most popular exhibitions organized by the Arkansas Arts Center.

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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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Behind the Seams: The Children's Theatre Costume Shop

November 20, 2018 – February 24, 2019

The Arkansas Arts Center Children’s Theatre produces nine shows a season, six mainstage and three tours. For each production, the in-house costume shop develops all original designs and oversees the construction from the ground up. Behind the Seams gives a behind the scenes look into the Children's Theatre costume shop.

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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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