The Arkansas Museum of Fine Arts offers an inspiring array of visual, performing arts, and educational experiences. The Museum is committed to creating an inclusive cultural space for the community to engage with diverse artistic perspectives through the AMFA Foundation’s 14,000 object permanent collection, compelling temporary exhibitions, lively theatre, and enriching courses.
Arts & Culture
Little Rock has a thriving arts and culture scene. Experience the beauty of the Arkansas Museum of Fine Arts, the sounds of the Arkansas Symphony Orchestra, the very best of Broadway, the grace of Ballet Arkansas and much more.
Arkansas Museum of Fine Arts
Arkansas Repertory Theatre
A fundamental anchor for the quality of life in Central Arkansas, The Rep creates vibrant and engaging theatrical experiences that are accessible for everyone in our community.
Core programming includes a summer season of freshly created productions, performed at our downtown Little Rock facilities – including a 340-seat auditorium and 100-seat black box space – or around the broader community. The Rep tells stories that provide entertainment and escape, help process the world around us, and foster a sense of mutual understanding. The live experiences of The Rep are distinctly theatrical – immersive and shared by the community.
Arkansas State Capitol
The Arkansas State Capitol was constructed between 1899 and 1915. Designed by architects George Mann and Cass Gilbert, the original construction cost was not to exceed $1 million. After two general contractors, four Capitol Commissions and six governors, the completed Capitol cost almost $2.3 million. In 1911, the General Assembly convened in the unfinished building for their first session at the new State Capitol. The neo-classical style of the building is a common example of monumental architecture of the early 20th century.
Arkansas Symphony Orchestra
The Arkansas Symphony Orchestra Society, Inc. exists to connect, enrich, inspire and advance Arkansas through the power of music.
Incorporated in 1966, the ASO now performs more than 60 concerts per season, which includes the Masterworks and Pops Concerts. In addition, the orchestra has a Chamber Series, River Rhapsodies, at the Clinton Presidential Center, ASO, I.N.C.: Intimate Neighborhood Concerts, and a busy schedule of statewide touring and educational performances in numerous venues, along with collaborations with Ballet Arkansas and the Arkansas Repertory Theatre.
Distinguished guest artists including Itzhak Perlman, Yo Yo Ma, Mignon Dunn, Marilyn Horn, Andre Watts, Maureen McGovern, Bernadette Peters, Maya Angelou, and Doc Severinsen, among others, have appeared in concert with the orchestra in Arkansas.
Each season, Ballet Arkansas presents a vibrant repertory of the classics, masterworks of American dance, and premieres by the world's most daring dance makers. The organization's programming now reaches all 50 states and 24 countries. Ballet Arkansas is ranked among the Top 100 Ballet Companies in America by the Dance Data Project.
The organization is firmly committed to equity and inclusion and to bringing diverse populations together to experience the power and beauty of dance.
Celebrity Attractions is proud to present quality productions that excite audiences of all ages. Thanks to a strong base of season subscribers, Celebrity Attractions continues to be the best choice for theatrical, musical and family entertainment!
Central High School
Little Rock Central High School was built in 1927 and has been added to the National Register of Historic Places and is also designated by the National Park Service as a National Historic Landmark. At one time it was designated by the American Institute of Architects as "the most beautiful high school in America." In the fall of 2007, two historic anniversaries were observed: the 50th anniversary of "The Central High Crisis of 1957," when the school was desegregated, and the 80th anniversary of the structure itself. These events also coincided with the opening of the new Central High Museum and Visitors' Center at the corner of Daisy Bates Avenue and Little Rock Nine Way.
Clinton Presidential Center
The Clinton Center presents a unique perspective of the work – past, present, and future – of President Bill Clinton. From interactive exhibitions to engaging programs, they offer a variety of year-round, educational and cultural opportunities for visitors of all ages. ocated on the banks of the Arkansas River at the intersection of Little Rock’s River Market District and the emerging East Village in the heart of downtown. The Clinton Center features permanent exhibitions that chronicle American history at the turn of the 21st century, engaging and family-friendly special exhibitions, 30-acres of public park, an award-winning on-site restaurant, and museum store with a selection of unique memorabilia and gifts.
Historic Arkansas Museum
Historic Arkansas Museum is home to an historic city block including the oldest building in Little Rock, an 1850s Farmstead, galleries of Arkansas Made art and history ranging from indigenous Arkansans to contemporary artists and artisans.
Inland Maritime Museum
The Arkansas Inland Maritime Museum is located in North Shore Riverwalk Park along the shore of the Arkansas River in North Little Rock, Arkansas. The museum opened on May 31, 2005. Since that time, nearly 300,000 families from all 50 states and 81 countries have visited the museum.
We are the only place in the world where you can see two floating Naval vessels that bookend World War II: the tugboat Hoga, designated a National Historic Landmark and recognized for her efforts during the Pearl Harbor attack of 1941; and the submarine USS Razorback, which was in Tokyo Bay during the formal surrender of Japan, ending World War II.
MacArthur Museum of Arkansas Military History
The MacArthur Museum of Arkansas Military History focuses on history, from territorial days to the present, including the contributions of Arkansas natives. The museum is named for Arkansas and Little Rock native General Douglas MacArthur.
Mosaic Templars Cultural Center
The mission of the Mosaic Templars Cultural Center is to preserve, interpret and celebrate African American history and culture in Arkansas. The museum's exhibits highlight fraternal organizations, African American entrepreneurs as well as integration.
Museum of Discovery
The Museum of Discovery's mission is to ignite and fuel a passion for science, technology, engineering, arts and math through dynamic, interactive experiences. The museum is one of the oldest in the state of Arkansas, founded in 1927.
Ron Robinson Theater
The Ron Robinson Theater is a 315-seat multi-purpose event venue. Part of the Central Arkansas Library System’s (CALS) Main Library campus, it is designed to provide programs for all ages including films, music performances, plays, readings, lectures, speakers, and children’s activities.
A world-class concert and performing arts venue, a state-of the art meeting facility and an anchor of Little Rock’s downtown vibe, Robinson Center never disappoints. The 2,222 seat performance hall has been designed for optimum acoustics and optics. Comfortable seats and full bar service make great performances – and intermissions – even better.
The Arts & Science Center
The Arts & Science Center for Southeast Arkansas serves as a cultural crossroad: engaging, educating, and entertaining through the arts and sciences.
Trail of Tears, Civil Rights Trail
The Trail of Tears National Historic Trail commemorates the removal of the Cherokee and the paths that 17 Cherokee detachments followed westward. The National Park Service, in partnership with other federal agencies, state and local agencies, non-profit organizations, and private landowners, administers the Trail of Tears National Historic Trail. Participating national historic trail sites display the official trail logo. The Trail passes through the present-day states of Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Illinois, Kentucky, Missouri, North Carolina, Oklahoma, and Tennessee.
Vogel Schwartz Sculpture Garden
Located in Riverfront Park on the banks of the Arkansas River, the Vogel Schwartz Sculpture Garden uses landscape architecture to create various outdoor "rooms" that house more than 90 works of art sculptors in Arkansas and across the country. The garden is ideal for planners seeking to instill their event with a sense of whimsey and a Little Rock-focused sense of place.