The Arkansas State Committee of the National Museum of Women in the Arts is a nonprofit volunteer organization established as an affiliate of the National Museum of Women in the Arts (NMWA), located in Washington, D.C.
The Arkansas State Committee of NMWA was founded in 1989 when, on a visit to Washington, D.C., Ed Dell Wortz and Helen Walton learned of the museum. They called together a group of women interested in the arts to develop a plan for a state committee, dedicated to supporting the museum's mission and promoting awareness of the work of Arkansas women artists.
Les Christensen, Flight from Servitude, Mixed Media, 2000.
Maxine Payne of greenbrier, Arkansas is the 2012 Polly Wood Crews Scholarship recipient. Payne will spend two weeks traveling in the Vinh Linh district of Vietnam to interview and photograph rural women. The focus of this work is globalization and change in rural women's lives. This work is a continuation of a collaborative project Payne has completed with anthropologist Anne Goldberg in Costa Rica, the U.S. / Mexico border, and Africa.
Architecture and Design Network presents: Heart/Hand A lecture by Billie Tsien, AIA, NCAARB, FAAR of Tod Williams Billie Tsien Architects, New York City. The lecture is Tuesday March 5, 2013 at 6:00 p.m., preceed by a reception at 5:30 p.m. at the Arkansas Arts Center lecture hall. Tsien received her undergraduate degree in Fine Arts from Yale and her Master in Architecture from UCLA. Currently, in addition to practicing, teaching and lecturing, she serves on the advisory council for the Yale School of Architecture. In 2007 Tsien was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Letters.
The Arkansas Women to Watch Exhibition begins touring the state on February 1st at the Arts and Science Center for Southeast Arkansas in Pine Bluff through April 13th. The theme this year is "inventive textile-based works" and will feature the work of five artists selected by curator Caroline S. Brown: Louise Halsey of Little Rock, Barbara Cade of Hot Springs, Jennifer Libby Fay (formerly of Rogers), Jane Hartfield of Fort Smith, and Deborah Kuster of Conway. Halsey was chosen by the National Museum of Women in the Arts to show her work in the exhibition High Fiber: Women to Watch 2012 in Washington, D.C. which was on view from November 2, 2012 - January 6, 2013.
Visit the Historic Arkansas Museum for the exhibition Arkansas Contemporary: Selected Fellows from the Arkansas Arts
Council. Opening reception August 10, 5-8 p.m. 200 East Third Street, Little Rock, 501-324-9351. Live music and ice cream floats!
The new gallery will be home to more than 400 puppets, costumes and other props and objects donated by the family of Jim Henson, including artifacts from film and TV projects like “The Muppet Show,” “Sesame Street” and “Fraggle Rock.”