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Arkansas Arts Center, Little Rock

(4.3/5 based on 100+ 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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  • Our genealogy group has met here often. Even as they feed us as a buffet (group) the food is OUTSTANDING! Service was delightful. It presentation of the buffet was beautiful as well. It was not mundan...  more »
  • We recently visited the two current special exhibits -- one of Herman Maril, the other of early works of Ansel Adams. Both exhibits were unique, enlightening and fascinating. In years past, we've seen...  more »
  • Free admission to an impressive exhibit space. We really enjoyed the Ansel Adams early works, and the mid-south watercolor exhibition. The galleries are beautifully done and there is a pleasant cafe, ...  more »
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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.