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Arkansas Arts Center, Little Rock

Categories: Art Museums, Museums
Inspirock Rating:
4.2/5 based on 90+ reviews on the web
Mission Statement: The Arkansas Arts Center is an art museum with a children's theatre and a studio school. Founded in 1960, its mission is to ensure that learning, inspiration and creative expression in the arts flourish throughout Arkansas, for people of all ages and backgrounds. The AAC realizes this mission by developing, preserving and exhibiting its outstanding permanent collection, offering a rich variety of art from other collections and presenting programs for the education and cultural benefit of the public.
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  • We went to the Art Museum, it’s small, but has some interesting paintings: Renoir, Monet, and rotating exhibits. Went to the café for dessert only, as we had lunch earlier, and… after living in the US...  read more »
  • This is one heck of an art gallery and arts center. You will not be disappointed. Inside I discovered many wonderful objects of art including paintings by Picasso, Matisse and I believe, Cezanne. The ...  read more »
  • The Children's Art drew us in and then we really just ambled on through - it was cool and beautiful. Not a huge collection, but well curated. We definitely plan on going back or next VA trip! Restaura...  read more »
  • I've visited twice, both times with older kids. They've enjoyed it as much as I have. Quiet place to walk around or sit and think. The art on display was interesting. My last visit had art from local schools. I have to admit, a couple of third graders are better at art then I am. The center is free, although you are welcome to donate as you enter. A good place to spend an hour or two.
  • This place has AMAZING pieces! I was actually surprised considering the size and also considering that admission is free. I was truly blown away, loved it.
  • For an art museum in a small city, this one was great. It has new art, old art, local art, kids art. It was great. Don't expect a big city museum, but this is a great, and free may I add, museum to see, especially on a rainy day!
  • Really great museum for the size of Little Rock. If we didn't have the Arts Center, we'd be lacking a real art museum. I noticed there is a one star review for this museum- there isn't anything bad about this place. The budget is on par with the size of the city, if you're expecting MOMA exhibits, well you're in the wrong place.
  • I wish that I had started taking classes here years ago. It has improved my life greatly. The member preview parties are a lot of fun. I love going to events when I am in town. If you join the AAC at the friend level get a membership to NARM which lets you go to museums all over the USA for free!!
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