In a virtual board meeting Monday, leaders at Arkansas Museum of Fine Arts gathered at the museum's temporary Riverdale location to announce updates on the museum's multi-million dollar renovation and on its reopening, slated for 2022.
The two-act comedy places the Sugarbaker sisters et al. in a relatively current moment, eavesdropping "on the women and a few new characters as they contend with the pandemic, the possible financial collapse of their firm and the 2020 presidential election." And, maybe unsurprisingly, the theater's COVID protocols elicited outrage from those unwilling to present proof of vaccination in order to attend.
The series, gallery director Brad Cushman said, “features visionary makers of pictures and sculptural objects inspired by a divine spirit, as well as seemingly ordinary people making marks and transforming commonplace materials into extraordinary art to communicate messages to a keen observer.”
To conclude its 2021 “Rep Outdoors” series and usher in an official return to the theater next season, The Rep offers a one-night-only, outdoor, free performance of Tom Jones/Harvey Schmidt's musical "The Fantasticks" at Murray Park 5 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 3.
“Movement in the Parks ensures all within our community have access to world-class dance performances in stunning outdoor settings, free of charge,” said Michael Fothergill, Ballet Arkansas’s executive and artistic director.
Dylan Turk, special projects editor of architecture and design at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art and co-founder of KIN, talks about the creative economy in Arkansas and democratizing access to art.
Beth Ditto — fashion icon, earth-shattering vocalist for the group Gossip, actor and crafter extraordinaire — will join Susan Sarandon and Trace Adkins in FOX's forthcoming musical drama "Monarch," to premiere in January 2022.