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!
12th National Drawing Invitational:
Outside the Lines
July 18, 2014 — October 5, 2014
Some of the greatest, most cutting-edge graphic artists in America have participated in a series of National Drawing Invitational exhibitions at the Arkansas Arts Center since 1986. In 2014 the Arts Center mounts the 12th NDI, which includes artists from the Mid-Atlantic region.
Poet in Copper: Engravings by Evan Lindquist
September 5, 2014 — October 26, 2014
Poet in Copper: Engravings by Evan Lindquist, mounted as part of ACANSA Arts Festival, is a celebration of the first Artist Laureate for the State of Arkansas. Evan Lindquist became a force in Arkansas graphic art during his forty years teaching printmaking and drawing at Arkansas State University until his retirement in 2003.
Seeing the Forest
August 12, 2014 — November 2, 2014
Groves, woods, gardens, orchards and urban tree canopies have inspired many contemporary artists, as you will see in the visual forest that has sprung up in the Alice Pratt Brown Atrium. As you make your way through other galleries, you will continue to encounter the myriad ways artists have portrayed trees and human figures throughout the centuries.
Art in Context
Half a millennium of Western art history is illustrated through drawings, paintings, prints, and sculpture from the permanent collection of the Arkansas Arts Center. The exhibition shows how such traditions of European art continued into the nineteenth century before being overturned by modern masters like the Mexican Diego Rivera. Rivera’s 1914 cubist masterpiece, Dos Mujeres, is one of the treasures of the collection.