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New Energy Downtown (Lance Turner Editor’s Note)

Little Rock scored some big wins last week, bringing the prospect of new life downtown. read more >
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Clinton Foundation Plans ‘Major Expansion’ of Presidential Center

The Clinton Foundation is planning a "major expansion" of the Clinton Presidential Center, which will include space for a new Hillary Rodham Clinton Institute. read more >
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New Timeline Set for Opening of Arkansas Museum of Fine Arts

Executive Director Victoria Ramirez said supply chain delays have contributed to the opening being pushed back. read more >
The new Arkansas Museum of Fine Arts' signature roof – a flowing, folded plate concrete structure, blossoming out to the north and south – is now complete. Pictured here, along with the second floor's "cultural living room," the roofline spans the length of the new 133,000-SF building set to open in May 2022.
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Arkansas Museum of Fine Arts On Target for May 2022 Open

Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, the $142 million renovation of the Arkansas Museum of Fine Arts remains on schedule, and the museum will open in May 2022, officials said Thursday. read more >
A portion of the concrete roof in the area of the south entrance glass atrium.
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Arkansas Arts Center: A Building TransformedLock Icon

The $100 million transformation of the Arkansas Arts Center in Little Rock will result in what looks to be a stunning architectural gem. read more >
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Video: Victoria Ramirez Says Despite Bumps, Arts Center Project On Track

The Arkansas Arts Center is spending around $4.5 million per month on its $100 million renovation, and the museum's executive director says the project remains on course for a 2022 grand opening, despite challenges posed by COVID-19. read more >
The design for the Arts Center makeover seeks to incorporate the building into MacArthur Park.

Arkansas Arts Center Project Wins Best of Design Award

The Arkansas Arts Center’s reimagined MacArthur Park building was named winner of the 2019 The Architect’s Newspaper Best of Design Awards in the Unbuilt–Cultural category. read more >
Warren Stephens, co-chair of the museum's $128 million fundraising campaign, called the museum an "economic driver" that will help stimulate development in the city and beyond.
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Charting the Future, Arts Center Breaks Ground on Expansion

Prominent museum supporters, including Harriet and Warren Stephens and Little Rock Mayor Frank Scott Jr., celebrated the groundbreaking of the near-$100 million renovation and expansion of the Arkansas Arts Center in downtown Little Rock’s MacArthur Park. read more >
The design for the Arts Center makeover seeks to incorporate the building into MacArthur Park.
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Arkansas Arts Center ‘A Gem Within Our City’Lock Icon

Museums need to supply “social space,” says famed architect Jeanne Gang. If they are to survive, they need to be places where people want to be. And that is what her design seeks to do for the expanded, renovated Arkansas Arts Center, a $98.8 million project: provide a “cultural living room.” read more >
Architectural renderings for the $70 million renovation and expansion of the Arkansas Arts Center in Little Rock were released Tuesday when the project design was unveiled. Construction is expected to start next year and be completed in 2022. (Arkansas Arts Center & Studio Gang Architects)
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Arts Center Unveils Plans for $70M Redesign

Architects for the planned Arkansas Arts Center renovation and expansion unveil their design. read more >
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Arkansas Arts Center Picks Studio Gang to Design Expansion, Renovation

The Arkansas Arts Center in Little Rock selects Studio Gang of Chicago and New York as the design architect for a $46 million museum expansion and renovation. read more >