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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 the 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 Start!

Art Start invites parents, grandparents, and caregivers and their toddler through preschool aged child to learn in a museum. The program includes age-appropriate stories, gallery play activities, and a make and take art project. Click here for more information and a schedule of activities.

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 501-396-0376 to make reservations.

Art Together is made possible through a partnership with Alzheimer's Arkansas and by the Charles M. and Joan R. Taylor Foundation, Inc.

Continuing Education for Educators

The Education Department offers a range of opportunities for educators to earn Professional Development Credits. Continuing Education for Educators are a series of specialized workshops designed by art educators for educators! Discover effective and innovative techniques to enhance your classroom instruction and encourage student learning. Or sign-up for any class in the Museum School and let us know that you are an educator and receive PD credits based on the hours you are in class. To learn more, contact Rana Edgar, Director of Education and Programs, at Sponsored by The Philip R. Jonsson Foundation.

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. 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.

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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