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Art Together: A Program for those with Dementia-spectrum Illness and their care partners

ART TOGETHER is a program designed to create positive experiences for those with Dementia-spectrum illnesses and their care-partners using the artwork in the Arkansas Arts Center collection. ART TOGETHER occurs on the third Monday of each month when the Arkansas Arts Center is closed to the general public. Educators lead an experience with our collection that lasts between 40 and 50 minutes. Each group leaves with a copy of the images discussed. To make sure everyone has a quality experience, each participant must be accompanied by a caregiver.


Engage in free art-making experiences for the whole family! Activities begin at 12 p.m. on the second Sunday of every month. Click here for more information and a schedule of activities.


Enjoy a beautiful evening of dance. Dance lessons led by local and national instructors begin at 7 p.m. on the second Thursday of every month. After the lesson, guests are able to practice their new moves and dance the night away. No partner is needed, just the enthusiasm to enjoy a new arts experience!
Admission is free for Arkansas Arts Center Members and $10 for non-members.  Click here to purchase tickets to Art of Motion: Tango.

Lecture series

The Arkansas Arts Center presents lectures designed for those who seek educational art experiences. Given by scholars, artists, teachers and curators, lectures are held in conjunction with special exhibitions and offer additional information and insight into the artwork on view. Click here to purchase tickets to upcoming lectures.

Family Festivals

Family Festivals are designed to create an environment for interaction between children and parents with the art in our galleries as the catalyst. Hands-on art-making, demonstrations and performances give families memorable and meaningful experiences. Family Festivals engage participants with the Arkansas Arts Center and its programs. Click here to purchase tickets to upcoming Family Festivals.


No other museum in the United States (or beyond) has linked poetry to the collection in this way! The Ekphrastic Poetry Slam is an annual competition of written poetry about pieces in the Arkansas Arts Center’s collection performed by poetry artists.

Teacher Academies

Teacher Academies provide educators an intensive curriculum with content materials, lesson plans and classroom materials, earning educators six hours of professional development. The workshops are also key connectors to multiple classroom curricula. Educators attend workshops at the Arkansas Arts Center or invite the Director of Education to their site. To learn more, contact Rana Edgar, Director of Education and Programs, at 501-396-0367 or Sponsored by The Philip R. Jonsson Foundation.


Hours: Tues - Sat 10 AM - 5 PM | Sun 11 AM - 5 PM      Address: 9th & Commerce / MacArthur Park, P.O. Box 2137, Little Rock, Arkansas 72203-2137      Phone: 501.372.4000

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