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Native artists Doug Hyde and Frank Buffalo Hyde at AMFA on Wednesday

The father and son pair will speak about the significance of the museum's newest exhibition, "Action/Abstraction Redefined: Modern Native Art, 1940s to 1970s."
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‘Action/Abstraction Redefined’: A first look at AMFA’s new exhibition of modern Native American art

“Action/Abstraction Redefined” features 36 artists and over 50 works of art from the Institute of American Indian Arts' permanent collection across the movements of abstract expressionism, color field and hard-edge painting, showing how Native artists culled inspiration from traditional designs while co-creating and responding to new waves of artistic expression. 

Little Rock mayor's annual address teases new programs, renewed sales tax push

Scott didn’t drop any major announcements, but he touted a number of new features coming soon to city government and reaffirmed his intention to push for a sales tax increase.

Mayor to give Little Rock State of the City address Thursday

Updates on the plan for a sale tax increase, tornado remembrances and economic development hype are all likely talking points for Mayor Frank Scott Jr. We'll be on scene to see what else comes up.

Brian Blade & The Fellowship Band at AMFA Thursday

A collaborator of Herbie Hancock, Chick Corea, Wayne Shorter and countless other jazz stalwarts, Brian Blade has also played on records by Bob Dylan, Emmylou Harris, Joni Mitchell, Sarah McClaughlan and Norah Jones.

Update: Arkansas Cinema Society cancels two Best Picture screenings, reschedules one

Due to "unforeseen circumstances," the Arkansas Cinema Society has cancelled their screenings of "Barbie" and "Oppenheimer" and rescheduled their screening of "The Zone of Interest" to Friday, Feb. 2 at 6:30 p.m.

Arkansas Cinema Society to screen Elaine Massacre documentary

With a death toll sprawling into the hundreds, the Elaine Massacre is one of the deadliest — if not the deadliest — race-related conflicts in U.S. history. Michael Warren Wilson's documentary film on the massacre screens at the Arkansas Museum of Fine Arts on Friday, Jan. 19.

Arkansas printmaker and professor Evan Lindquist dies at 87

Lindquist's influential works were called "metaphors of the mind" by one reviewer. The Salina, Kansas, native was named Arkansas's first Artist Laureate in 2013, and taught art at Arkansas State University for 40 years. Lindquist excelled outside of the classroom as well as in it; he was a renowned figure on the landscape of American printmaking, and his works are in permanent collections across the world.

Submissions for AMFA's 'Delta Triennial' open in January

The submission period for "Delta Triennial" is Jan. 1 through Feb. 11, and artists born or living in Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Oklahoma, Tennessee and Texas are eligible.

The Secret Sisters explored the darkness and light of motherhood at sold-out AMFA show

Their current tour, belatedly supporting their Brandi Carlile-produced 2020 album “Saturn Return,” features breathtakingly beautiful songs about aging parents, departed grandmothers, personal parenthood and romantic love tinged with the maturity of marriage.

Past, present, future, always: A conversation with artist Raven Halfmoon

Raven Halfmoon, an artist whose work is part of the Arkansas Museum of Fine Arts' permanent collection, coils and presses thousands of pounds of clay into breathtaking, imposing sculptures honoring her matriarchal family and matrilineal Caddo heritage. 

'Whitfield Lovell: Passages': A first look at AMFA’s new exhibition

Best known for his breathtaking drawings of Black Americans, many of which are paired with found objects, MacArthur “Genius Grant” recipient Whitfield Lovell typically pulls inspiration from photographs of individuals from the mid-to-late 19th century and early 20th century whose identities have been lost to history.