Late Night at Arkansas Arts Center tonight – Evening Lecture and Extended Hours

AAC LinesTonight the Arkansas Arts Center is open until 9pm with a lecture, galleries and dining at Best Impressions.

From 6pm to 7pm, Ann Prentice Wagner, Curator of Drawings at the Arkansas Arts Center will present a lecture entitled “New Lines: The 12th National Drawing Invitational.”

Drawing lines is one of the oldest and most enduring of characteristically human endeavors. Ann Prentice Wagner will discuss how the 12th National Drawing Invitational challenges us to reconsider the nature of drawing. The exhibition includes distinctive graphic works by eight artists from the Mid-Atlantic region. Each artist finds a different way of imbuing marks on paper, or on Mylar, or walls, or vinyl, with meaning.

The lecture is free for members, $10 for non-members. Tickets are required.

To make reservations for dinner at Best Impressions, call 501-907-5946.

Arkansas Arts Center open on July 4

Celebrate Independence Day at the Arkansas Arts Center! Visit the AAC on Wednesday, July 4 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Visitors to the Arts Center can enjoy the cool air conditioning and hot exhibits that are on display.
View the exhibitions Tattoo Witness:Photographs by Mark Perrott, 11th National Drawing Invitational: New York, Singular Drawings, The New Materiality: Digital Dialogues at the Boundaries of Contemporary Craft, Doodle 4 Google and The Rockefeller Influence. Shop in the Museum Shop.
Then leave your car parked at the AAC free of charge and hop on the Rivermarket trolley for Pops on the River. The AAC will be a stop on the trolley route, which will circle continuously throughout the day stopping at the AAC Atrium Entrance, River Market, Clinton Presidential Center and the US Post Office.
The Trolley will run from 11 a.m. until 11 p.m. Remember, admission to the Arts Center is free everyday. Happy July 4th!
Best Impressions Restaurant will not be open on July 4.

Ark. Arts Center Lecture: National Drawing Invitational

Charlotta Kotik, guest curator for the Arkansas Arts Center exhibit 11th National Drawing Invitational: New York, Singular Drawings exhibition, will lead a gallery talk. Ms. Kotik is the Curator Emerita at the Brooklyn Museum of Art.  The program will be this Sunday, June 24 at 2pm in the Jeannette Edris Rockefeller Gallery.

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The 11th National Drawing Invitational continues the Arkansas Arts Center’s commitment to collect and exhibit drawings of all periods. The Arkansas Arts Center began its collection of drawings in 1971 when AAC Director and Chief Curator Townsend Wolfe purchased Willem de Kooning and Andrew Wyeth works on paper. Today the drawing collection includes over 5,000 sheets. In 1986, Wolfe created the first National Drawing Invitational to further advance the Arts Center’s commitment to collect and exhibit drawings and to focus on living American artists and their work. Guest Curator Charlotta Kotik puts together an exhibition that features drawings by New York artists whose work borders on obsession.

The exhibit runs through September 9.  It is sponsored by Friday, Eldredge and Clark, LLP.

11th National Drawing Invitational at Arkansas Arts Center

The Arkansas Arts Center presents the exhibition 11th National Drawing Invitational: New York, Singular Drawings on view April 20 – September 9, 2012, in the Jeannette Edris Rockefeller Gallery.

In 1986, Arkansas Arts Center Director and Chief Curator Townsend Wolfe organized the first National Drawing Invitational to further advance the Arts Center’s commitment to collect and exhibit drawings and to focus on living American artists and their work. For the 11th National Drawing Invitational, guest Curator Charlotta Kotik puts together an exhibition that features drawings by ten New York artists whose works border on obsession in their execution.

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Charlotta Kotik works as a writer and independent curator, facilitating various projects for galleries around the world. Until 2007, Kotik was Chair and Curator at the Brooklyn Museum of Art Drawing Department. Currently, Kotik is Curator Emerita at the museum. During the course of her career, Ms. Kotik has organized over 100 museums exhibitions, presenting the work by contemporary artists such as Mariko Mori, Kerry James Marshall, John Cage, Jenny Holzer and Robert Longo.

The National Drawing Invitational continues the Arkansas Arts Center’s commitment to collect and exhibit drawings of all periods. The Arkansas Arts Center began its collection of drawings in 1971 when Wolfe purchased Willem de Kooning and Andrew Wyeth works on paper. Today the drawing collection includes over 5,000 sheets.

11th National Drawing Invitational: New York, Singular Drawings is sponsored by Friday, Eldredge & Clark, LLP