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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!



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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55th YOUNG ARKANSAS ARTISTS Exhibition

May 6, 2016 — July 24, 2016

In 1961, the Arkansas Arts Center hosted the first statewide Young Arkansas Artists Exhibition to ensure learning, inspiration, and creative expression. This annual young artists exhibition showcases artwork from students in kindergarten through 12th grade and arts organizations across the state.

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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


Miranda Young: A Printed Menagerie

February 23, 2016 — May 29, 2016

Miranda Young combines interests in design, bold graphic prints, and drawings to make large scale linocuts and sculptures of animals. She is in love with discovering the textures of the animal’s fur and skin through the carving of the lino plate and the scrafito carving process in the clay.

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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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