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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
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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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Charming and Beautiful

Enjoy a couple of hours touring the exhibits and shop in the store. Lots of handmade items by local artists. Very colorful and bright - even on a cloudy day!

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Stephanie B
Saint Charles, Missouri
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Saint Charles, Missouri
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109 reviews
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

Enjoy a couple of hours touring the exhibits and shop in the store. Lots of handmade items by local artists. Very colorful and bright - even on a cloudy day!

Thank Stephanie B
Alexander, Arkansas
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72 reviews
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Took friends from Mississippi and they loved it beautiful displays of art that they bring in from all over the world, and great resturant.

Thank Stacy W
Little Rock
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7 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Art Center had a special showing of Ansel Adams' earlier works. I have seen his photographs before and like his later work better. But it was interesting to see how he started.

Thank Connie H
Brewster, New York
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It is a manageable size and all on one level. The exhibits are nicely layed out. I really appreciated the detailed historical and descriptive information provided. The early Ansel Adams exhibit was fascinating!

Thank Cynhoff
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386 reviews
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Reviewed 16 March 2017 via mobile

My family and I enjoyed our visit to this Art Museum. There is no admission fee and donations are welcomed. This museum has a good permanent collection for its size. We also enjoyed the special exhibits. Highly recommend!

Thank TravelIntl
Bentonville, Arkansas
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118 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2017

Have been here for several small visual shows. It's a fairly small space, but has a nice permanent collection and usually has good traveling shows to keep the space fresh.

Thank NWA007
Little Rock, Arkansas
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17 reviews
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Reviewed 13 March 2017

The directors always find very well thought-out eclectic/cutting edge exhibits that continually change and, consequently, never get old.

Thank GreggieOhhh
Atlanta, Georgia
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664 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 304 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017

Site for traveling shows and a fair permanent collection, this venue is downtown with park setting. Parking is off street so felt secure. Many areas for classes and children's activities.

Thank SaintVitas
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142 reviews
33 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 11 March 2017 via mobile

So many exhibits at no cost (but please make a donation). Very comfortable atmosphere with great works from artists throughout history from past to present. Incredible men's room.

Thank Konrad V
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Reviewed 10 March 2017 via mobile

A Jewel of an exhibit featuring numerous earlier works by Adams that reflects how his images have changed not just in style but due to scientific changes in processing and photo paper. Free to public so make a small contribution on your way out!

Thank Cynthia W

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