Arkansas Arts Center rebrands as Arkansas Museum of Fine Arts with major milestone in capital campaign

Jan 25, 2021

Today, the Arkansas Arts Center became the Arkansas Museum of Fine Arts (A/MFA)—a rebranding paired with the announcement that the capital campaign supporting the construction of a new building designed by Studio Gang and landscape by SCAPE has raised $135,944,426 to date. This surpasses the original fundraising goal, bringing the new goal to $142 million.

Currently under construction, the Museum is expected to open to the public in 2022 with expanded spaces for exhibitions, programs, education, and a renewed connection to the adjacent MacArthur Park.

“The new Arkansas Museum of Fine Arts will offer new opportunities for our community to experience the visual and performing arts,” Little Rock Mayor Frank Scott, Jr. said. “It also places Little Rock among the great cultural destinations of the New South – places like Dallas, Texas; Memphis, Tenn.; Jackson, Miss.; and Bentonville, Ark.”

Watch the recording of today’s announcement here and visit the Museum’s new website:

Learn more about SCAPE’s design of 13 acres surrounding the Museum to foster a deeper connection between the Museum, MacArthur Park, and downtown Little Rock.


Photo courtesy Tim Hursley and Studio Gang.