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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!



Featured Exhibitions


The 58th Annual Delta Exhibition

June 10, 2016 — August 28, 2016

The Annual Delta Exhibition was founded in 1958 to feature contemporary work by artists from Arkansas and bordering states. Today, the Annual Delta Exhibition has grown to encompass works in all media and is a showcase for the dynamic vision of the artists of the Mississippi Delta region.

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Special Exhibitions


A Special Loan: Renoir’s Madame Henriot

May 24, 2016 — Setember 11, 2016

The lovely French actress of the late nineteenth century known as Madame Henriot will be appearing at the Arkansas Arts Center this summer, in a painting by Pierre-Auguste Renoir. This magnificent full-length portrait of the actress in costume for a “breeches” role comes to Arkansas from the Columbus Museum of Art in Columbus, Ohio, in exchange for the Arkansas Arts Center’s lending its 1914 Cubist master work by Diego Rivera, Dos Mujeres, to the Columbus Museum for its exhibition Picasso and the Great War.

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William-Adolphe Bouguereau’s Admiration:

A Special Loan

February 16, 2016 — May 15, 2016

This great French neoclassical painting of ladies admiring Cupid, the Roman god of love, comes as a special loan from the San Antonio Museum of Art. The painting is accompanied by a related drawing from San Antonio. The AAC complements these works with traditional academic drawings of the nude figure.

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Museum School Gallery


Flow: Recent Work by Ceramics Resident Artist Julia Baugh

June 21, 2016 — September 4, 2016

I have harbored a love of art dating back to my early childhood. This interest persisted through high school and afterwards in college with ceramics. In 2002 I became a respiratory therapist and practiced in the medical field for a total of 10 years in both Little Rock, Arkansas and San Francisco, California. My path back to ceramics began at a small clay studio in Northern California in 2009. I returned to Little Rock in 2010 and took a wheel throwing class at the Arkansas Art Center as a creative outlet. Following the encouragement of my class instructor, Kelly Edwards, I took an independent study wheel throwing class at UALR, and shortly after began working on my MA with an emphasis in studio art in ceramics.

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AAC Collection

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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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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