Event Series ArtStart

ArtStart: Eclipse Edition

ArtStart is an early reader program that pairs beloved children’s books with engaging art activities, inviting toddlers and preschool students to learn through reading, imaginative play, and artmaking. This free program welcomes parents, grandparents, caregivers, and our youngest patrons to drop in and explore with us – no reservations required! In this session, we are […]

Event Series Happy Hour & Moore

Happy Hour & Moore: Eclipse Edition

Relax in the Courtyard with Henry Moore’s Large Standing Figure: Knife Edge and toast to the start of AMFA’s eclipse celebrations during this special edition of Happy Hour & Moore. Sip a beverage, listen to live music, and celebrate the eclipse in style. Snacks and eclipse-inspired drinks will available for purchase. If inspiration calls, sit […]

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 […]

Event Series Creative Saturdays

Creative Saturdays: Eclipse Edition

In anticipation of the total solar eclipse making its way to AMFA on April 8, guests are invited to decorate and personalize a pair of solar eclipse glasses during this special edition of Creative Saturdays. Stop by the Windgate Art School to access a range of creative materials – like markers, paint pens, feathers, stickers, […]

Eclipse Jewelry Workshop (SOLD OUT)

Celebrate the 2024 total solar eclipse by creating a pair of sun and moon-themed earrings or pendants! Learn how to texture metal and create a design, then memorialize this unique event by initialing or dating your work. Instructor: Myriam Saavedra

Teen Takeover: Eclipse Edition

Teen Takeover is a free event where teens welcome fellow teens to the Museum for art activities organized and led by AMFA’s Teen Advisory Board. For this edition of Teen Takeover, the Teen Advisory Board is commanding center stage in the Performing Arts Theater with an eclipse-themed dance party featuring beats by DJ Jelly Bean! […]

Eclipse Film Screening: Fantasia (1940)

For Walt Disney Studios’ third full-length animated feature, Walt Disney partnered with the brilliant composer Leopold Stokowski to produce a new groundbreaking film in which classical music was the star. Stokowski arranged this renowned collection of celebrated musical scores, which in turn inspired Disney animators to create a series of dreamlike vignettes that have since […]

Eclipse Film Screening: 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)

In 2001: A Space Odyssey, director Stanley Kubrick redefined the limits of filmmaking. To begin his voyage into the future, Kubrick visits our prehistoric ape-ancestry past, then leaps millennia into colonized space, and ultimately whisks astronaut Bowman into unchartered realms of space, perhaps even into immortality. Set in a future that is already in the […]

Eclipse Viewing Party

Celebrate the Great American Solar Eclipse of 2024 on AMFA’s Crescent Lawn and have uninterrupted views of the total solar eclipse! While waiting for the special moment to arrive, enjoy music mixed by a live DJ, grab a bite to eat, and party the day away in style. Ballet Arkansas hits the stage at 11:00 […]