Arkansas Arts Center

The Arkansas Arts Center, 501 E. Ninth St., in downtown Little Rock continues to expand its art work collection that is on display.

Starting today, the center will have three new exhibits that the public can check out:

  • The exhibit "Wendy Maruyama: Executive Order 9066" combines two projects by Wendy Maruyama, head of the studio furniture program at San Diego University. It includes wall-mounted sculptures, 10 suspended groups comprised of recreated paper ID tags, which internees were forced to wear, and a variety of historical artifacts.
  • In conjunction with "Wendy Maruyama: Executive Order 9066," the Arts Center has collaborated with the Butler Center for Arkansas Studies and the Arkansas Center for History and Culture to organize "Relics of Rohwer: Gaman and the Art of Perseverance," an exhibit that documents the experiences and artwork of Japanese Americans at Rohwer, one of two internment camps located in Arkansas.
  • "Edward Weston: Leaves of Grass" tells the story of Edward Weston’s photographic expedition across America beginning in the spring of 1941 on the eve of World War II. Weston, one of America’s leading modernist photographers, was taking photographs for a new edition of Walt Whitman’s "Leaves of Grass" poetry collection. The Limited Editions Club of New York commissioned these images to bring together the 19th-Century poet’s verbal celebration of America with the great 20th-Century photographer’s visual odyssey.

The exhibits will be on display until April 21 in the Townsend Wolfe and Jeannette Edris Rockefeller Galleries at the center.

Admission is free.

For more information about the new exhibits, click here or call 501-372-4000.