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 >
As a result of changes to the federal tax code, donations to charities are expected to fall by $13.1 billion annually in the United States, according to a May 2017 study by the Lilly Family School of Philanthropy at Indiana University. read more >
The Arkansas Arts Center in Little Rock launched its first beacon program last month, offering a new way for visitors to engage with its exhibition of American artist John Marin’s drawings and watercolors. read more >
Warren Stephens has done more than just safeguard the fortunes of a company birthed during the Depression and founded on entrepreneurial moxie. The second-generation CEO and stakeholder took it to another level and solidified his status as a billionaire along the way. read more >
The Arkansas Arts Center has received a gift of a large collection of artworks by John Marin, an important American modernist artist best known for watercolors. The Arts Center said it is planning an exhibition, tentatively scheduled for 2016, of Marin's work. read more >
The architecture firms of Wittenberg Delony & Davidson and Witsell Evans & Rasco have been present for the design and restoration of scores of Little Rock landmarks. Two retired principals of those firms, Gordon Wittenberg and Charlie Witsell, have completed a book. “Architects of Little Rock, 1833-1950,” profiling many of those landmarks and the stories behind them. read more >