2016–2017 Artmobile Exhibition
Organized by the Arkansas Arts Center
“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
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
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.