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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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A good visit.

The museum is a great place to visit and admission is free. The exhibits change regulary so I try to visit often.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Pensacola, Florida
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Pensacola, Florida
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58 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The museum is a great place to visit and admission is free. The exhibits change regulary so I try to visit often.

Thank D G
Rockville, Maryland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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 tour and answering questions. A very friendly, manageable museum with free parking and near MacArthur park which you can also visit.

Thank Gary B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

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!

Thank Lana G
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 

Thank ImaMY
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 

Thank jrsmith8
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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.

Thank bbb6708tsb

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