Arkansas Arts Center launches $128 million capital fundraising campaign

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The Arkansas Arts Center has publicly launched a $128 million capital campaign to reimagine the arts institution for the future.

Entitled “Reimaging the Arkansas Arts Center: Campaign for Our Cultural Future,” the fundraising campaign aims to obtain $128 million for the center’s revitalization. Of that goal, $118 million has already been committed to the project.

The Arkansas Arts Center’s redesign is being helmed by Jeanne Gang and her Chicago-based firm Studio Gang. “It has been my pleasure to work on this project to reimagine the Arkansas Art Center,” Gang says

Meanwhile, Kat Orff and SCAPE will be responsible for revitalizing the landscape surrounding the arts center.

The new center will feature renovations to the existing building, and new spaces for gatherings and community events will be created A two-story atrium will connect the galleries, the Museum School and the Children’s Theatre. There will be a new visitor entrance hall that highlights the 1937 Museum of Fine Arts façade.

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