Artist Talk: Chakaia Booker and Justin Sanz

AMFA’s artist-in-residence program opens with Chakaia Booker, a contemporary American artist whose work is currently on view in Chakaia Booker: Intentional Risks, the inaugural exhibition of the Robyn and John Horn Gallery. Booker, who is internationally recognized for her monumental, abstract sculptures, has also been creating abstract chine collé prints for over a decade at […]

Artist Talk: Raven Halfmoon (SOLD OUT)

During this engaging on-stage conversation, Raven Halfmoon will share insights into how she manages her studio practice and creative process and how she merges her Caddo identity with contemporary culture and influences. Halfmoon is an Artist-in-Residence at AMFA October 1-31, 2023. Her work Do You Practice Your Culture? was recently acquired for the Arkansas Museum […]

Event Series Whitfield Lovell

Artist Talk: Whitfield Lovell (SOLD OUT)

Whitfield Lovell is one of the most significant conceptual artists working today. Comprising works from over three decades of his career, Whitfield Lovell: Passages features masterful conté crayon drawings, assemblages, and multi-sensory installations focusing on aspects of African American history while raising universal questions about identity, memory, and America’s collective heritage.  In celebration of the exhibition opening […]

Undivided: Wangechi Mutu / Firelei Báez

Wangechi Mutu and Firelei Báez, two internationally recognized artists, will sit down for a once-in-a-lifetime conversation as they delve deep into unexplored territories within their artistic practices. AMFA’s Undivided series redefines the traditional conventions of an Artist Talk by pairing contemporary artists together to interview each other, creating nothing less than an unforgettable dialogue. Mutu […]

Artist Talk & Book Signing: Jennifer Dasal

Join author and host of ArtCurious, Jennifer Dasal, as she shares unexpected stories from the lives of artists and the work they create. This unique Artist Talk offers a new way to access and think about artwork through different lenses, contexts, cultural connections, and lesser-known moments in history. Following the Artist Talk, audiences can purchase […]

A Conversation with Brian Blade

Join us for this free and intimate conversation with Brian Blade discussing his life in music and art with longtime colleague, Jason Weinheimer. American drummer, multi-instrumentalist, and composer Brian Blade's contributions to music span over 30 years and disparate genres. Blade's nuanced and lyrical approach to percussion especially has led to the development of a […]

Artist Talk: Kevin Cole

Through the Distinguished Laureate Series, the Arkansas Black Hall of Fame invites previous inductees back to the community to share their wisdom, gifts, and talents with the people of Arkansas. This Artist Talk will welcome Arkansas-born artist Kevin Cole for a lecture entitled Pushing Forward: Politics, Social Conflict & The Racial Divide in the Art […]

Storytelling: Native Americans and the Eclipse

In honor of the exhibition Action/Abstraction Redefined: Modern Native Art, 1940s to 1970s, AMFA takes this extraordinary opportunity to explore the 2024 total solar eclipse through Indigenous knowledge and storytelling. Join Erin Fehr, Assistant Director & Archivist from the Sequoyah National Research Center, for this vibrant talk. Action/Abstraction Redefined: Modern Native Art, 1940s to 1970s […]

Artist Talk: Risa Hricovsky

Join us for an insightful talk with artist Risa Hricovsky as she discusses her new work and exhibition, Then Is Now. Then Is Now comprises playful “shag rug” ceramic wall sculptures that transform the Robyn and John Horn Gallery with color and pattern that carries deep messages. A fragment of domestic décor, these rugs furtively […]

Artist Demonstration with Risa Hricovsky (SOLD OUT)

Pull back the curtain on Risa Hricovsky’s “shag rug” ceramic wall sculptures and their visual trickery during this intimate demonstration. Don’t be fooled by your first look at her work! Those are not your grandmother’s shag rugs on the gallery walls. Watch how Hricovksy develops different stains in clay to create colorful ceramic tiles that […]

Artist Talk: Natasha Bowdoin

Hear artist Natasha Bowdoin share how she responded to the architecture of AMFA to create her site-specific installation Spring Song in the Art Perch during this exciting Artist Talk. Bowdoin, who pulls from a range of artists’ and authors’ work on botanical life and ecology, creates playful and dynamic installations that challenge our relationship to […]