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2016–2017 Artmobile Exhibition

Organized by the Arkansas Arts Center

Visual Voyages

“We began as wanderers, and we are wanderers still.” - Carl Sagan

Humans have long felt the impulse to travel—to push toward new horizons and explore the unfamiliar. The reasons for these migrations, as diverse as those who undertake them, are often prompted by contemporary social or environmental factors: to follow a food source; avoid harsh weather; establish trade relations; escape oppressive governments; or simply interrupt the routine of daily life for a short while. Movement across the face of the planet has led to an expanded world view; demands for faster journeys have resulted in innovative transportation across land, sea, and sky. How and why we travel is therefore a direct reflection of our current place in history.

Visual Voyages highlights various artistic methods and techniques used to re-imagine landscapes, consider the effects of travel on society, and explore the fathoms of our imaginations. This exhibition of works from the Arkansas Arts Center’s permanent collection delivers a view of the world that inspires us toward adventures of our own.

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2016–2017 Artmobile Curriculum Guide

Visual Voyages Artwork Slideshow

Featured Works from the Exhibition


Carol Anthony, American (New York, New York, 1943 — ), Early Morning Road Series, 1978, craypas, collage on paper, 24 x 19 inches, Arkansas Arts Center Foundation Collection: Gift of Sally and Wynn Kramarsky, New York. 2005.012.002
 

Samuel Chamberlain, American (Cresco, Iowa, 1895 — 1975, Marblehead, Maine), Stoneington Sunset, 1935, etching, 10 1/4 x 14 1/2 inches, Arkansas Arts Center Foundation Collection: Gift of Fred W. Allsopp. 1937.045
 

James Toralkson, American American (California, 1951 — ) , Shootn’ the Breeze, 1973, etching, watercolor on paper, 12 5/8 x 16 7/8 inches, Arkansas Arts Center Foundation Collection: Gift of the Hoffman-Greenwald Family: Nancy Hoffman, Rebecca Hoffman-Greenwald & Peter N. Greenwald, New York. 1995.077.002
 

Chris Cunningham, American (Austin, Texas, 1960 — ), Ol’ Red, 2001, clay, metal, rubber, Arkansas Arts Center Foundation Collection:Purchased with Gallery Contributions, 29th Annual Toys Designed by Artists Exhibition. 2002.008.002
 

Thomas Hart Benton, American (Neosho, Missouri, 1889—1975, Kansas City, Missouri), Lonesome Road, 1945, lithograph, 9 5/8 x 12 1/2 inches, Arkansas Arts Center Foundation Collection: Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Noland Blass, Jr. 1979.075
 

Gustave Baumann, American (Magdeburg, Germany, 1881 — 1971, Santa Fe, New Mexico), Bound for Taos, 1930, woodcut, Arkansas Arts Center Foundation Collection: Purchase, Acquisition Fund. 1932.002

 

Sponsored by


Horace C. Cabe Foundation

Anthony Timberlands, Inc.

Deltic Timber Corporation

Entergy Arkansas, Inc.

Union Pacific Foundation

Bemis Company Foundation

Electric Cooperatives of Arkansas

Kum & Go

The Ross Foundation

Endeavor Foundation

Sheridan Garrison Foundation

With special appreciation to the Winthrop Rockefeller Foundation. Arkansas Arts Center programs are supported in part by: the City of Little Rock; the Little Rock Convention and Visitors Bureau; the City of North Little Rock; and the Arkansas Arts Council, an agency of the Department of Arkansas Heritage and the National Endowment for the Arts.

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