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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


Industrial Beauty:

Charles Burchfield’s Black Iron

February 26, 2016 — May 8, 2016

Industrial Beauty: Charles Burchfield’s Black Iron celebrates the acquisition of the powerful 1935 watercolor of this name as a gift from Hope Aldrich in honor of her father, John D. Rockefeller 3rd. The exhibition places the completed watercolor in the context of the 7 sketches and one sheet of notes which accompanied the work. Then around that suite of images, the exhibition gathers Burchfield’s most important images of industrial technology.

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Dorothea Lange’s America

February 26, 2016 — May 8, 2016

This exhibition of photographs by Dorothea Lange and her fellow New Deal photographers demonstrates the power of strong images to change minds. Lange did some of her greatest work during the Great Depression years of the 1930s when she was employed by the Farm Security Administration, a federal agency formed under the Franklin Roosevelt administration’s New Deal to assistant poor farmers. Lange made iconic photographs, including her famed Migrant Mother, showing unemployed and underemployed farm workers coping with the worst of hard times.

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The 58th Annual Delta Exhibition

June 10, 2016 — August 28, 2016

The Delta Exhibition of Painting and Sculpture was founded in 1958 to feature contemporary work by artists from Arkansas and bordering states. Today, the Annual Delta Exhibition has grown to encompass works in all media and is a showcase for the dynamic vision of the artists of the Mississippi Delta region.

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Special Exhibitions


Mid-Southern Watercolorists

46th Annual Exhibition

February 12, 2016 — April 17, 2016

The artists of the Mid-Southern Watercolorists have been exploring the world through luminous color on paper since the group was founded in 1970. The MSW is one of the largest and most active art organizations headquartered in Arkansas. More than 200 members live and create across the Mid-South and beyond. Their works are widely exhibited in venues both regional and national. Each year their finest productions are gathered in a juried exhibition.

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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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