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Programs at the AAC

Docent in the Galleries

Docents will be stationed in the AAC galleries to discuss the exhibitions and to answer questions from visitors. Check in at the Stephens Inc. Visitors Center desk in the Alice Pratt Brown Atrium. 
Saturdays and Sundays 1 – 2 p.m.

Art after Hours

Art After Hours invites patrons to visit the Arkansas Arts Center after normal business hours. Often preceded by a lecture, film or special program, guests can view the galleries, enjoy dinner in Canvas restaurant or browse the Museum Shop, all open until 9 p.m. Call 501-372-4000 or click here to purchase tickets to upcoming Art After Hours events.


Learn more about the history of different types of dance and music with a range of monthly programs featuring lectures, performances and demonstrations. 

Art Together: A Program for those with Dementia-spectrum Illness and their care partners

ART TOGETHER is a program designed to create positive experiences for those with Dementia-spectrum illnesses and their care-partners using the artwork in the Arkansas Arts Center collection and through art making. ART TOGETHER occurs on the third Monday of each month when the Arkansas Arts Center is closed to the general public. Educators lead an experience with our collection that lasts between 40 and 50 minutes. After the tour, groups will have an hour lunch followed by an art making experience in the Museum School. To make sure everyone has a quality experience, each participant must be accompanied by a caregiver.  Call 501-372-4000 to make reservations.

Art Together is made possible through a partnership with Alzheimer's Arkansas.

Distinguished Lecture series

The Arkansas Arts Center presents lectures designed for those who seek educational art experiences. Given by scholars, artists, teachers and curators, lectures are held in conjunction with special exhibitions and offer additional information and insight into the artwork on view. Call 501-372-4000 or click here to purchase tickets to upcoming lectures.

Family Festivals

Family Festivals are designed to create an environment for interaction between children and parents with the art in our galleries as the catalyst. Hands-on art-making, demonstrations and performances give families memorable and meaningful experiences. Family Festivals engage participants with the Arkansas Arts Center and its programs. 

Feed Your Mind Friday

Feed Your Mind Friday is an hour long program that takes place during lunch on Friday afternoons. Programs range from gallery talks, to films, to demonstrations and short lectures. Pre-order lunch from Canvas restaurant and it will be ready to go when the program ends. All Feed Your Mind Friday programs are free and open to the public.


Engage in free art-making experiences for the whole family! Activities begin at 12 p.m. on the second Sunday of every month. Click here for more information and a schedule of activities.

Teacher Academies

Teacher Academies provide educators an intensive curriculum with content materials, lesson plans and classroom materials, earning educators six hours of professional development. The workshops are also key connectors to multiple classroom curricula. Educators attend workshops at the Arkansas Arts Center or invite the Director of Education to their site. To learn more, contact Rana Edgar, Director of Education and Programs, at 501-396-0367 or Sponsored by The Philip R. Jonsson Foundation.

Hours: Tues - Sat 10 AM - 5 PM | Sun 11 AM - 5 PM      Address: 9th & Commerce / MacArthur Park, P.O. Box 2137, Little Rock, Arkansas 72203-2137      Phone: 501.372.4000

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