Arkansas Museum of Fine Arts to Host Three Events to Mark a Milestone Year

It’s been almost one whole year since the Arkansas Museum of Fine Arts (AMFA) reopened its doors to the public last April.

Since then, the museum has been a go-to destination for fun and exciting events with free admission, theatrical productions, concerts, art classes, artist talks, family programs and many more offerings that have engaged the community with visual and performing arts.

To mark its milestone year, AMFA is hosting a series of special fundraising events that will celebrate and support the museum’s mission to remain free and accessible for all.

Here’s what’s on the lineup:

Picnic in the Park: On Saturday, April 27, the museum will toast a milestone year with a sparkling spritz bar and elevated picnic on the beautiful grounds of MacArthur Park from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. Tickets include a gourmet lunch prepared by the chefs at Park Grill, live entertainment and special surprises.

Reimagining AMFA: Studio Gang’s founding partner, architect Jeanne Gang, and AMFA Executive Director Dr. Victoria Ramirez will discuss the monumental building project and the inspiration behind key architectural features during an exclusive on-stage discussion on Tuesday, April 30, at 6 p.m. The talk will be moderated by Forbes arts and travel writer Chadd Scott, who named AMFA “America’s Most Inviting Art Museum,” and will also celebrate the release of the new SCALA book, “Arkansas Museum of Fine Arts: Reimagining a Museum for the 21st Century.” Tickets include a copy of the book and complimentary refreshments.

Chroma Night: Prepare for a spectacular night of dancing and toasting at AMFA’s Chroma Night where the museum will be transformed for a dazzling affair. The bash in blue will celebrate the milestone on Friday, May 3, at 6 p.m. with a kaleidoscope of color in honor of the museum’s impact and the community’s support. Tickets include craft cocktails, a full array of sophisticated fare and live music by DJ Lucy Wrubel.

Don’t miss your chance to mark an incredible year at AMFA and help raise funds to keep admission free. For more information, visit the museum’s website, Facebook and Instagram pages.

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