Standing Bull is one of AMFA’s signature works of art. Elaine de Kooning, American 1920-1989, Standing Bull, oil on canvas, circa 1960, Arkansas Museum of Fine Arts Foundation Collection: Gift of Robert Mallary. 1973.024.

MISSION

The Arkansas Museum of Fine Arts (AMFA) is an inclusive cultural space that inspires and builds community. Founded in 1937, AMFA is the largest cultural institution of its kind in the state, offering a unique blend of visual and performing arts experiences. AMFA is committed to featuring diverse media and artistic perspectives within its 14,000-object permanent collection as well as through rotating temporary exhibitions. AMFA extends a commitment to diversity through its dynamic children’s theater and performing arts program, innovative studio art school and community-focused educational programs for all ages.

Opening in spring 2023, AMFA is undergoing a major transformation of its building and grounds. AMFA’s state-of-the-art facility, along with its integrated landscaping, celebrates the institution’s history and mission of serving the people of Arkansas by providing free admission to all.


FUNDRAISERS AND EVENTS

• AMFA’s grand opening year will include special programs and events for supporters, sponsors and donors. Visit arkmfa.org to learn more about giving opportunities and how to be a part of this exciting inaugural year.

Flurffy, an adorable pink dog, is AMFA’s puppet-in-residence. He loves to explore the Museum and is excited to welcome families to AMFA.


GIVING OPPORTUNITIES

• Sponsor education programs for children and families that inspire through the visual and performing arts.

 Support Arkansas educators and students with AMFA’s statewide outreach and programming opportunities.

 Contribute annually to ensure AMFA admission continues to be free for everyone.

 Become a member of the dynamic AMFA community and enjoy exclusive benefits.

Your membership is vital in supporting the mission of the Arkansas Museum of Fine Arts.


OUR IMPACT

Education

Students of all ages and abilities can discover the visual and performing arts at AMFA. Whether it is a beginners ceramics class, a workshop in theatre, or an art history seminar, AMFA is a place where everyone is invited to learn, grow, and be inspired. 

Tourism

Located in the heart of downtown Little Rock, AMFA is within walking distance of the city’s main attractions, premier hotels, and vibrant neighborhoods. Discover why tourism is the second biggest economic driver in Arkansas.

Economy

AMFA is a cornerstone in the state’s creative economy, a multi-billion dollar ecosystem of artists, educators, entrepreneurs, tradespeople, professional service providers, tourism operators, among others, representing around 8% of the workforce in Arkansas. 

Quality of Life

AMFA is an inclusive cultural space that connects neighborhoods, green spaces, public places, creative corridors, and business districts, contributing to the quality of life of Little Rock residents.


FUNDING SOURCES

Membership & Circle Society Donors: 60%
Corporate Partners: 20%
Foundations & Grants: 20%


501 E. Ninth St.
Little Rock, AR 72202
501.372.4000 | arkmfa.org

  

Established: 1937
Employees: 70 full time, 26 active part time
Service Area: Arkansas and surrounding states


Executive Director: Dr. Victoria Ramirez

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Stan Hastings, President
Le’Kita Brown, Vice-President
Gary Cooper, Treasurer
Paul Parnell, Secretary
Van Tilbury, Chairman
Dr. Laurence Alexander
Dr. Loren Bartole
John Bethel
Beau Blair
Khayyam M. Eddings
Maribeth Frazer
Diane Gilleland
Kaki Hockersmith
Jim Hugg
Diane Jonsson
Mike Marquez
Odell Nickelberry
Jacqueline Retzer
Steve Ronnel
Derrick Smith
Gordon Silaski
Rebecca Smith
Terri Snowden
Mary Olive Stephens
LaRand Thomas