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Sleeping Beauty awakens on stage at Arkansas Arts Center Children’s Theatre

As the state’s leader in international, visual and performing arts, the Arkansas Arts Center Children’s Theatre will present Sleeping Beauty April 25 - May 11.

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April programming in full bloom at Arkansas Arts Center 

April programming at the Arkansas Arts Center, the state’s leader in international, visual and performing arts, includes a wide-range of noteworthy
exhibitions, educational lectures, interesting workshops, dance lessons, a poetry slam and a classic Children’s Theatre production.

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Arkansas Arts Center to showcase local youth artwork at 53rd Young Arkansas Artists exhibition

The Arkansas Arts Center, the state’s leader in international, visual and performing arts, presents the 53rd Young Arkansas Artists exhibition, on view May 9 - July 27, in the Alice Pratt Brown Atrium and the Sam Strauss Sr. Gallery.

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Arkansas Arts Center acquires large collection of drawings and watercolors by leading Stieglitz circle artist John Marin

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – The Arkansas Arts Center, the state’s leader in international, visual, and performing arts, is proud to announce it has received a spectacular gift from Norma B. Marin of 290 watercolors and drawings by the great American modern artist John Marin (1870 – 1953).

 

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The Boy Who Cried Wolf coming to the stage at Arkansas Arts Center Children’s Theatre


As the state’s leader in international, visual and performing arts, the Arkansas Arts Center Children’s Theatre will present The Boy Who Cried Wolf March 7 – 28 with special spring break matinees March 25-28.

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Arkansas Arts Center announces call for entries for the 56th Annual Delta Exhibition

The Arkansas Arts Center, the state’s leader in international, visual and performing arts, announces a call for entries for the 56th Annual Delta Exhibition. The deadline to submit all entries is April 17.

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Arkansas Arts Center announces captivating spring programming for March

March programming at the Arkansas Arts Center, the state’s leader in international, visual and performing arts, is comprised of a variety of remarkable
exhibitions, educational lectures, stimulating workshops, dance lessons, a poetry slam and a timeless Children’s Theatre production.

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The Arkansas Arts Center: Celebrating Fifty Years of Excellence in the Visual and Performing Arts
by Brian J. Lang and Ann Prentice Wagner, Ph.D.

 

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Courtesy, 14th Anniversary issue, Antiques & Fine Art magazine.


Fine Arts Club of Arkansas to reprise Beaux Arts Ball at Arkansas Arts Center 

The Fine Arts Club of Arkansas, supported by the Arkansas Arts Center, will host the Beaux Arts Ball on June 7, 2014, at 7 p.m. at the Arkansas Arts Center. The fundraising gala is held in celebration of the Fine Arts Club of Arkansas’ 100th anniversary.  

 

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Arkansas Arts Center unveils programming for February

February programming at the Arkansas Arts Center, the state’s leader in international, visual and performing arts, encompasses a wide-ranging variety of
noteworthy exhibitions, educational lectures, dance lessons, a poetry slam and Children’s Theatre productions.

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Click, Clack, Moo: Cows That Type brings laughs to the stage at Arkansas Arts Center Children’s Theatre


As the state’s leader in international, visual and performing arts, the Arkansas Arts Center Children’s Theatre will present Click, Clack, Moo: Cows That Type January 24 - February 9.

 

 

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Provocative contemporary ceramics exhibition coming to Arkansas Arts Center


The Arkansas Arts Center, the state’s leader in international, visual and performing arts, presents the exhibition, InCiteful Clay, on view April 4 - June 29, in the Winthrop Rockefeller Gallery.

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Ring in the New Year with the Arkansas Arts Center

January programming at the Arkansas Arts Center, the state’s leader in international, visual and performing arts, consists of an extensive range of remarkable exhibitions, educational lectures, dance lessons, a poetry slam, Children’s Theatre productions and a family festival. 

 

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Arkansas Arts Center to feature works by acclaimed artist Carroll Cloar

The Arkansas Arts Center, the state’s leader in international, visual and performing arts, presents the exhibition, The Crossroads of Memory: Carroll Cloar and the American South, on view February 28 - June 1, in the Jeannette Edris Rockefeller and Townsend Wolfe Galleries.

 

 

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‘Tis the season to be inspired at the Arkansas Arts Center

December programming at the Arkansas Arts Center, the state's premiere center for visual and performing arts with a renowned collection of international art, includes a wide-ranging collection of unique exhibitions, educational lectures, dance lessons, a poetry slam, Children’s Theatre productions and a Collectors Show and Sale.  

 

 

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The Engine That Thought It Could to roll on stage at Arkansas Arts Center Children’s Theatre

As the state’s premiere center for visual and performing arts with a renowned collection of international art, the Arkansas Arts Center Children’s Theatre will present The Engine That Thought It Could November 29 - December 22.


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Arkansas Arts Center presents the 45th Collectors Show and Sale

The Arkansas Arts Center, the state’s premiere center for visual and performing arts, presents the 45th Collectors Show and Sale, on view December 6, 2013 - January 5, 2014, in the Sam Strauss, Sr. and Stella Boyle Smith Galleries.

 

 

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Range of family activities offered during Arkansas Arts Center November programming

November programming at the Arkansas Arts Center, the state's premiere center for visual and performing arts with a renowned collection of international art, includes a diverse array of exceptional exhibitions, educational lectures, dance lessons, a poetry slam, Children’s Theatre productions and a Museum School Sale.  

 

 

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Arkansas Arts Center Museum School To Showcase Local Artists

The Arkansas Arts Center, the state’s premiere center for visual and performing arts with a renowned collection of international art, will host its annual Museum School Sale on Saturday, November 23, from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. at the Clear Channel Metroplex Event Center, located at 10800 Colonel Glenn Road in Little Rock.

 

 

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The Sorcerer’s Apprentice to mesmerize audiences at Arkansas Arts Center Children’s Theatre

As the state’s premiere center for visual and performing arts with a renowned collection of international art, the Arkansas Arts Center Children’s Theatre will present The Sorcerer’s Apprentice October 25 - November 10.

 

 

 

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Arkansas Arts Center and Arkansas Repertory Theatre partner for unique arts experience

The Arkansas Arts Center, the state’s premiere center for visual and performing arts with a renowned collection of international art, has partnered with the
state’s largest non-profit professional theatre to offer area art enthusiasts a rare experience.

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Autumn programming arrives at the Arkansas Arts Center

October programming at the Arkansas Arts Center, the state's premiere center for visual and performing arts with a renowned collection of international art, includes a range of outstanding exhibitions, educational lectures, dance lessons, a poetry slam and Children’s Theatre productions.

 

 

 

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Face to Face and Portraiture Now exhibitions to be on display at the Arkansas Arts Center

The Arkansas Arts Center, the state’s premiere center for visual and performing arts, presents the exhibition, Face to Face: Artists' Self-Portraits from the collection of Jackye and Curtis Finch, Jr., in the Townsend Wolfe gallery, and the Portraiture Now: Drawing on the Edge exhibition in the Jeannette Edris Rockefeller gallery, both on view October 25 - February 9.

 

 

 

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Celebrated modernist exhibition coming to Arkansas Arts Center

The Arkansas Arts Center, the state’s premiere center for visual and performing arts, presents the Mark Rothko in the 1940s: The Decisive Decade exhibition, on view October 25 - February 9, in the Winthrop Rockefeller Gallery.

 

 

 

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Fantastic fall programming coming to Arkansas Arts Center

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – September programming at the Arkansas Arts Center, the state's premiere center for visual and performing arts with a renowned collection of international art, includes a variety of exceptional exhibitions, educational lectures, dance lessons, a poetry slam and a Children’s Theatre production.

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Arkansas Arts Center to celebrate masterworks exhibition at upcoming family festival

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – The Arkansas Arts Center, the state’s premiere center for visual and performing arts, will host Family Festival: An English Garden Party on Saturday, August 31, from 11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. in the Alice Pratt Brown Atrium.

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Captivating programming offered at Arkansas Arts Center in August

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – August programming at the Arkansas Arts Center, the state’s premiere center for visual and performing arts, is comprised of a diverse assortment of unique exhibitions, educational lectures, children’s entertainment, a poetry slam and a family festival.

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Arkansas Arts Center reveals sizzling summer calendar

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – July programming at the Arkansas Arts Center, the state’s premiere center for visual and performing arts, consist of an exciting variety of unique exhibitions, educational lectures, holiday festivities and a poetry slam.

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Arkansas Arts Center presents dual exhibitions, Interwoven: Craft and Interwoven: Paper

The Arkansas Arts Center, the state’s premiere center for visual and performing arts, presents the exhibition, Interwoven: Craft, on view June 18 - November 17, in the Sam Strauss, Sr. Gallery, and the Interwoven:Paper exhibition, on view August 9 - November 17,in the Alice Pratt Brown Atrium.

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Arkansas Arts Center announces extraordinary June calendar

June programming at the Arkansas Arts Center, the state’s premiere center for visual and performing arts, includes an assortment of once-in-a-lifetime exhibitions, dance lessons, educational lectures and a poetry slam.

“June programming includes one of the most exciting exhibitions the Arkansas Arts Center has ever hosted, Rembrandt, Van Dyck and Gainsborough: The Treasures of Kenwood House, London, which features works from Rembrandt, Van Dyck and Gainsborough,” said Arkansas Arts Center executive director Todd Herman. “We are delighted to offer our guests the opportunity to stand in the presence of world famous artwork as well as a plethora of other exciting events happening at the Arts Center to kick-off the summer months.”

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Rembrandt, Van Dyck, Gainsborough: The Treasures of Kenwood House, London coming to Arkansas Arts Center

The Arkansas Arts Center, the state’s premiere center for visual and performing arts, presents Rembrandt, Van Dyck, Gainsborough: The Treasures of Kenwood House, London exhibition, on view June 7 - September 8 in the Townsend Wolfe and Jeannette Edris Rockefeller Galleries. The exhibition is organized by the American Federation of Arts and English Heritage. It is supported by an indemnity from the Federal Council on the Arts and the Humanities, with additional funding from the Samuel H. Kress Foundation. In-kind support is provided by Barbara and Richard S. Lane.

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Arkansas Arts Center announces Tabriz successes

“The 50th anniversary of the Arkansas Arts Center was recently honored with a fabulous celebration during Tabriz 2013,” said Arkansas Arts Center executive director Todd Herman. “We are very grateful for the support of volunteers, staff, sponsors and friends who made Tabriz a tremendous success. The biennial two-night event raised over $800,000 thanks to the generosity of patrons who purchased exclusive auction items, which will benefit art acquisitions and educational programs at the Arkansas Arts Center.”

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Special Bauhaus movement lecture to be held at Arkansas Arts Center

The Arkansas Arts Center, the state’s premiere center for visual and performing arts, together with studioMain, presents a special symposium, “From the Bauhaus to Our House,” discussing the history and influence of the Bauhaus movement to be held Friday, May 24, at 5 p.m., in the Arkansas Arts Center Lecture Hall. This symposium is in conjunction with the Arts Center’s current exhibition, Bauhaus twenty-21: An Ongoing Legacy – Photographs by Gordon Watkinson, on view May 24 - September 1, in the Winthrop Rockefeller Gallery.

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Classic fairy tale of The Princess and the Pea takes the stage at Arkansas Arts Center Children’s Theatre

The Arkansas Arts Center, the state’s premiere center for visual and performing arts, Children’s Theatre will present The Princess and the Pea March 8 - 24.

The Arkansas Arts Center, the state’s premiere center for visual and performing arts, Children’s Theatre will present The Princess and the Pea March 8 - 24. This classic fairy tale of royal courtship is freshly told with whimsy and wonder when a young woman’s royal identity is established by testing her physical sensitivity. This production is an original play adapted by Alan Keith Smith for the Arkansas Arts Center Children's Theatre from the original story by Hans Christian Andersen.

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Colorful characters of Rudyard Kipling’s Just So Stories brought to life by Arkansas Arts Center Children’s Theatre on Tour

The Arkansas Arts Center, the state’s premiere center for visual and performing arts, Children’s Theatre on Tour will present the Just So Stories April 1 – May 10.

Just So Stories, the beloved fables by Rudyard Kipling, propose imaginative explanations of how certain animals acquired their distinctive physical characteristics. In the Arkansas Arts Center Children’s Theatre on Tour adaptation of Just So Stories, the audience goes on a delightful journey with a father and child on a carefree outing of adventure. Set in exotic and faraway places, Just So Stories captures the inner workings of a child’s mind and fulfills their insatiable demand to know the how and why of everything.

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Exhibits, Children’s Theatre performances and lectures part of diverse schedule of March programming at the Arkansas Arts Center

March programming at the Arkansas Arts Center, the state’s premiere center for visual and performing arts, includes a variety of exhibitions, engaging lectures, dance lessons, educational opportunities and children’s performances.

“We are delighted to announce the sensational line-up of programming for March, and invite all of our friends and neighbors to take advantage of the many art exhibitions and programs available,” said Arkansas Arts Center executive director Todd Herman. “The Arkansas Arts Center is dedicated to creating opportunities for people of all ages to participate in and appreciate all forms of the arts.”

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Arkansas Arts Center to celebrate 52nd Young Arkansas Artists Exhibition Awards Reception and Family Festival

The Arkansas Arts Center, the state’s premiere center for visual and performing arts, will host the 52nd Young Arkansas Artists Exhibition Awards Reception and Family Festival on April 7 from noon - 3 p.m.

The awards ceremony will take place at 2:30 p.m. in the Children’s Theatre.“The arts provide children with the opportunity for self-expression and develop a platform for creativity,” said Arkansas Arts Center executive director Todd Herman. “We are excited to share with the community the vast array of creations from our young artists and celebrate their achievements.”

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Arkansas Arts Center presents the 52nd Young Arkansas Artists and Ron Meyers: A Potter’s Menagerie exhibitions

The Arkansas Arts Center, the state’s premiere center for visual and performing arts, presents the 52nd Young Arkansas Artists exhibition, on view March 15 - April 28, in the Alice Pratt Brown Atrium and Sam Strauss, Sr. Gallery and Ron Meyers: A Potter's Menagerie exhibition, on view March 22 – May 5, in the Winthrop Rockefeller Gallery.

“The arts enable children to grow in confidence and think positively about themselves and learning,” said Arkansas Arts Center executive director Todd Herman. “Many children discover their talents and interests through the arts, and the 52nd Young Arkansas Artists exhibition allows local youth a distinct opportunity to showcase their creativity and abilities.”

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