Arkansas Museum of Fine Arts
Reimagining a Museum for the 21st Century
ISBN: 978 1 78551 442 5
Size: 229 x 254 mm
In association with: Arkansas Museum of Fine Arts
Date published: June, 2024
UK £12 /US $14.95
- The only book available on the collection of the AMFA
- Published during the holiday season following the museum’s opening in April 2023
Founded in 1937, the Arkansas Museum of Fine Arts is the largest cultural institution of its kind in the region, offering a unique blend of visual and performing arts experiences. This richly illustrated book celebrates the opening of the museum’s new landmark building, introducing the museum’s collection for the first time within its stunning architecture, designed by Studio Gang, and landscape, designed by SCAPE.
AMFA’s international collection spans seven centuries, with strengths in works on paper and contemporary craft, and includes notable holdings by artists from Arkansas, the Mid-South region, and across the United States and Europe. Located in Little Rock’s oldest urban green space, MacArthur Park, AMFA’s landmark building and grounds are realized in collaboration with Polk Stanley Wilcox Architects.
This celebratory volume will be essential to all visitors, and anyone interested in the art and architecture of the American South.
American architect Jeanne Gang leads Studio Gang, an international architecture and urban design practice based in Chicago, with offices in New York, San Francisco, and Paris. Named one of TIME magazine’s most influential people, and renowned for projects that connect people with each other and their environment, her work includes the new Gilder Center at the American Museum of Natural History and the upcoming U.S. Embassy in Brazil.
The first landscape architect to receive the MacArthur Foundation’s “Genius” Grant in 2017, Kate Orff leads SCAPE—a landscape architecture and urban design practice with offices in New York, New Orleans, and San Francisco. Internationally recognised as a leading expert on climate adaptive and socially engaging landscapes, Orff has authored three books and completed a wide variety of projects across the U.S.
Dr. Victoria Ramirez began her tenure as Executive Director of the Arkansas Museum of Fine Arts (AMFA) in 2019 and is leading the institution’s next chapter of transformation and the opening of the new building in Little Rock’s MacArthur Park.