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Upcoming Exhibitions

Each year the Arkansas Arts Center organizes and hosts inspiring exhibitions that appeal to everyone. View our current exhibition schedule or mark your calendar for our upcoming exhibitions. Don't forget to come to the Arts Center to see them for yourself!



Featured Exhibitions


The Art of Seating: 200 Years of American Design

September 29 – December 31, 2017

The Art of Seating: 200 Years of American Design contains more than forty exceptional examples of American chairs, and is the first comprehensive survey of American chairs to be shown at the Arkansas Arts Center. Hailing from the Jacobsen Collection of American Art in Jacksonville, Florida, the chairs in the exhibition document the rich and varied evolution of American design, illustrate the emergence of new technologies and materials employed in their manufacture, reflect changes in consumer preferences and taste, as well as illustrate social and cultural developments. Designed for function, each of these sculptural works of art possesses a unique story, revealing as much about its own creation as it does our collective national identity.

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Becoming John Marin: Modernist at Work

January 26 - April 22, 2018

Becoming John Marin: Modernist at Work introduces the AAC’s important new collection of works by John Marin (1870-1953), given by the artist’s daughter-in-law, Norma Marin. Modernist at Work will bring the viewer inside the artistic process of one of America's outstanding modern artists. Marin is best known for his luminous watercolors of rural Maine and urban New York. This exhibition invites viewers to look over the artist’s shoulder as he created and honed the private sketches he would interpret into completed watercolors and etchings. The show follows the evolution of Marin’s style and methods as he transformed from intuitive draftsman to innovative modernist watercolorist and etcher.

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