The new Arts Center will be a treasure located in scenic MacArthur Park in the heart of Little Rock, Arkansas. Opening in 2022, the Art Center will welcome all with exhibitions, art classes, performances, lectures, programs and so much more.
The Arkansas Arts Center officially became the Arkansas Museum of Fine Arts on January 25, 2021. While unveiling the museum’s new brand, AMFA leaders announced that the capital campaign’s new fundraising goal is $142 million.
Watch the livestreamed announcement below.
Building a cultural home for future generations
A cultural shift is happening with the construction of a new Arkansas Arts Center. A reimagined place to see, create, and enjoy the arts.
Building on the Arts Center’s legacy, the reimagined space will be a creative, educational, and civic beacon for future generations. Join the countdown to 2022.
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“The plans for the new Arkansas Arts Center are transformative. Like you, we believe in the Arkansas Arts Center and know together we can make it a thriving and influential cultural institution for present and future generations.”
Building the future while honoring the past
Designed by world-renowned architecture firm, Studio Gang, the stunning new Arkansas Art Center is located in Little Rock’s MacArthur Park and surrounded by historic homes in the Quapaw Quarter neighborhood. Notably, the north entrance features a new entrance that reveals the original 1937 Museum of Fine Arts façade. The glass entrance to the south is surrounded by six acres of beautiful landscaping, walking paths and an event lawn, designed by the noted firm, SCAPE.
The Arts Center’s new 137,000 square-foot building will be the place to experience art in world-class galleries, take art classes in a modern art school, view performances in two state-of-the-art theatres, celebrate, relax, contemplate, and enjoy.
“The design for the reimagined Arkansas Arts Center features new and renovated spaces for gathering and community events to create dynamic connections among the state-of-the-art galleries and exhibitions, renovated Museum School, and upgraded Theatre. One of our main goals for the project is to allow the architecture to invite interaction, discovery, creativity, and learning.”
Building our support across Arkansas
We believe in the power of the arts to change lives and communities and we hope you will join us on this exciting journey. Reimagining the Arkansas Arts Center: Campaign for Our Cultural Future supports a complete transformation of the AAC facility, transition and re-opening costs, and critical endowment funds to help support future operations.
By participating, you will help to establish a significant architectural treasure in the heart of Arkansas that serves the community, stimulates tourism, and drives the economy.
This is our moment to make a long term, permanent impact on the city, state and region. Learn more about how you can help here
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