The Arkansas Arts Center is an art museum and active center for the visual and performing arts. The art collection focuses on drawings and contemporary craft.
The AAC collection of more than 5,300 drawings is primarily 20th century & contemporary, although holdings also include 125 Old Master Drawings – the earliest of which is a German silverpoint and ink drawing, dated circa 1465. Impressionist and early modern work include the likes of Willem de Kooning, Morris Graves, and Andrew Wyeth; 133 works on paper by French Neo-Impressionist Paul Signac - the largest collection of Signac drawings and watercolors outside of France; 150 Post-Minimalist drawings by various artists; 1,300 ink drawings by Peter Takal; 79 Will Barnet drawings; 34 watercolors & drawings by Arthur Dove; and 116 watercolors by Robert Andrew Parker.
Also of note are holdings of contemporary crafts, encompassing clay, fiber, glass, metal, and wood.