ART MUSEUMS IN ARKANSAS
Art Fortune has collected a list of Arkansas art museums for your convenience. If you're looking for a particular Arkansas art museum then you'll probably find it down below. If you think we're missing something, don't hesitate to give us a call or shoot us an email so we can update our list.
Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art
Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art will present exceptional art, educational programs and community gatherings in a unique and welcoming setting.
The museum takes its name from a nearby natural spring and the glass-and-wood building design by world-renowned architect Moshe Safdie. A series of pavilions nestled around two creek-fed ponds will house galleries, meeting and classroom spaces and a large auditorium. Sculpture and walking trails will link the museum’s 100-acre park and gardens to downtown Bentonville, Arkansas.
In addition to expanding access to art, cultural and learning resources, Crystal Bridges will also spur the continued economic development of Northwest Arkansas.
Museum of American Art
Crystal Bridges will house a permanent collection of masterworks of American art ranging from the colonial era to contemporary work. Visitors will be able to enjoy the collection within the state-of-the-art galleries and throughout the surrounding park. To see announced works of the permanent collection, please go to the collection page on our website.
In addition to the permanent collection, temporary exhibitions drawn from national institutions will complement the holdings of the permanent collection and exemplify the diversity of American artists.
A Place of Community
Crystal Bridges is designed to build connections, both literally and figuratively, with the communities of Northwest Arkansas. Linking Bentonville’s neighborhoods with walking trails that encourage regular visits to the museum and its sculpture gardens, Crystal Bridges will encourage community uses and activities as one of its highest priorities.
A 250-seat auditorium and other spaces will be ideal venues for community receptions and dinners and private functions ranging from business conferences to weddings.
Traditional museum resources, including a museum store, dining facilities, parking and group tours, are planned as well.
Baum Gallery - University of Central Arkansas
201 Donaghey Avenue,
The Baum Gallery is an educational art museum for UCA students, faculty and staff, and the central Arkansas community. The Director and Faculty Exhibitions Committee select national and international touring exhibitions, sponsor juried student shows, and cooperate across disciplines to curate original exhibits distinctly suited to an academic environment. The gallery develops exhibitions and events that invite interaction and encourage dialogue about visual art: the creators, studio process, history, criticism, curation, and cultural contexts.
Exhibits and events are under the aegis of the UCA Department of Art, College of Fine Arts and Communication. The Baum Gallery maintains institutional memberships in the Arkansas Museums Association, the Association of College and University Museums and Galleries, and the American Association of Museums.
Arkansas Arts Center
9th & Commerce / MacArthur
Little Rock, Arkansas USA
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.