Arkansas Arts Center, Little Rock

4.5
#1 of 6 in Nightlife in Little Rock
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 kindergarten classes take a field trip each year to the children's theater to see a play. The students love the productions because the actors are so well-prepared. It's quite a treat! We were the...  more »
  • We went to the museum specifically to see the exhibit The Art of Seating. 200 years of American chair design. It was just what I like in an exhibit. Large enough to broaden your scope and small enough...  more »
  • What is about places like the Arkansas Art Centre, sorry Center? This is a real museum, with real people in charge, with dedicated staff whose enthusiasm for their jobs, their art and their city give ...  more »
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  • Very nice museum, with a diverse art collection and wonderful special exhibits. We live in Houston but make a point of visiting this museum when we are in Little Rock. The museum is very nicely set up so that visitor can see the art without backtracking or getting lost. The museum is also family friendly and houses a children's theatre with regular shows. Parking is easy and there is a lovely park next to the museum.
  • The visitors center is great place to start. There's lots to see and do at no cost or low cost . The river walk and farmers market is a must. The museams are free and very interesting. There's lots for kids too . Petting zoo and hay rides . Ballet is a must. The sub and tug boat are neat to see. I didn't know Arkansas had so much. We will celebrate again , thanks for the hospitality Ark. Loads of fun.
  • Love this place! I've been coming here since the 90s, and have taken a few different classes here and there. I'm always impressed with the exhibits they get and the visiting artists they have talk/do workshops. I even had a tintype portrait done here by Keily Anderson Staley that I love! Unfortunately, I will not be taking any more classes there due to their new-ish education director. She's very cold, rude, and walks around like she runs the entire art center. Some of the sweetest and nicest people I know have only been treated horribly by her, which really upsets me. I'll continue to visit and love the Art Center, but I'll definitely be avoiding the museum school because of her!
  • This place is amazing! Art, ideas and photographs from every style with a change every season! ❤️❤️❤️
  • A favorite treasure in Little Rock. We are members and look forward to events held regularly at the AAC!

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