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Upcoming Exhibitions

Each year the Arkansas Arts Center organizes and hosts inspiring exhibitions that appeal to everyone. View our current exhibition schedule or mark your calendar for our upcoming exhibitions. Don't forget to come to the Arts Center to see them for yourself!



Featured Exhibitions


Becoming John Marin: Modernist at Work

January 26 - April 22, 2018

Becoming John Marin: Modernist at Work introduces the AAC’s important new collection of works by John Marin (1870-1953), given by the artist’s daughter-in-law, Norma Marin. Modernist at Work will bring the viewer inside the artistic process of one of America's outstanding modern artists. Marin is best known for his luminous watercolors of rural Maine and urban New York. This exhibition invites viewers to look over the artist’s shoulder as he created and honed the private sketches he would interpret into completed watercolors and etchings. The show follows the evolution of Marin’s style and methods as he transformed from intuitive draftsman to innovative modernist watercolorist and etcher.

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Special Exhibitions


Will Counts: The Central High School Photographs

August 8 - October 22, 2017

This exhibition of photographs marks the 60th anniversary of the historic integration of Little Rock’s Central High School in 1957 by the band of African American students who were dubbed the Little Rock Nine. The drama unfolded over several years, culminating in the fall 1957 events documented by local press photographer Will Counts (1931-2001) in powerful black and white images that appeared all over the country.

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Museum School Gallery


Robert Bean: Personal Spaces

July 18 - October 1, 2017

Museum School instructor Robert Bean’s exhibition features drawings made directly on the walls of the gallery with paint markers. While the exhibition officially opens on July 18th, the artist began drawing on July 11th. Museum visitors are welcome to watch the artist at work each afternoon Tuesday through Friday until he finishes the work. Images of the progressing wall drawing are being posted via social media.

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