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Arkansas Arts Center, Little Rock

(4.3/5 based on 95+ 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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  • The museum is a great place to visit and admission is free. The exhibits change regulary so I try to visit often. 
  • This was our first stop in Little Rock. It's free and had great shows on glass enamel fantasies. We were also lucky enough to be there when a local artist's work was on display and he was conducting a...  more »
  • We've taken our boys to the AAC since they were babies. The children's theatre is great as well as the classes offered. Love the exhibits as well as the traveling ones. Great wedding venue too! 
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  • 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.
  • It's no Crystal Bridges, but it's not a bad museum, considering that admission is free.