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Arkansas Arts Center

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Address: 501 E 9th St, Little Rock, AR 72202-3952
Phone Number: +1 501-372-4000
10:00 - 17:00
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Sun 11:00 - 17:00
Tue - Sat 10:00 - 17:00

This is the largest art museum in Arkansas.

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This has a number of areas with focus on Arkansaw A very good exhibition on Enamel which opened eyes. Some modern sculpture which was impressive.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 23 October 2016
London, United Kingdom
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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

This has a number of areas with focus on Arkansaw A very good exhibition on Enamel which opened eyes. Some modern sculpture which was impressive.

Thank 1Bustrav
Little Rock, Arkansas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

WONDERFUL PLACE to take your children or grandchildren to see fantastic plays! The arts on display are great, too! These are just the ice cream on the cake! What a treat!

Thank Grammy And P
San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

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 for 26 years, I tried crème brulee for the first time! Just never thought I might like it, but there is was much thicker... More 

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Monroe, Louisiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016

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 Winthrop Rockefeller legacy is obvious throughout the building and its multiple galleries. The interior of the structure is very clean and modern and the paintings and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016

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! Restaurant food was good - mid range- and the gift shop offers local art- quite a variety . I found several pieces I... More 

Thank Jeannie S
Little Rock, Arkansas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2016

The art center offers many actives for the family. Classes to learn how to throw clay build furniture or probably anything that might interest you. I recommend that everyone should support this beautiful center.

Thank Ann W
Little Rock, Arkansas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

My husband and I wanted to see painting by McEllroy in the Delta exhibit. It was outstanding--life size--that draws you in. Enjoyed all the art by other artists.

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Park Forest, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

The Art Center is across the Market river walk area. During our visit the build was open and some of the rooms where open for viewing. Local Artist showcased in most Media outlets. One of the main exhibit halls was getting final touches for a showing and did look interesting. One great takeaway was a few books from Arkansas Writes... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 July 2016

We loved our recent visit to this museum, and we were very impressed with the items in the museum's permanent collection. It's not a huge museum, but there's still plenty to keep you occupied for at least a few hours. We also thoroughly enjoyed a few pieces that this museum currently has on loan, as well as some of the... More 

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Monticello, Arkansas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2016 via mobile

This is an excellent art museum. Exhibits include pieces from their permanent collection with artists such as Picasso, Monet, and Rodin. The museum also supports local artists with annual exhibits devoted to contemporary professional artists and K -12 student artwork.

Thank Mister H

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