Regional Update: Northwest Arkansas

Laleh Khorramian: “Sentients”, Courtesy of Fine Arts Center Gallery/UARK School of Art. Photo: Josh Loeser.



By Marc Mitchell


The winter/spring gallery programming for Northwest Arkansas is proving to be exceptional. On February 8th, Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art (CMBAA) will open Hank Willis Thomas: All Things Being Equal... and it will run through April 20th. In addition, Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art will open The Momentary on February 22nd with the exhibition, State of the Art 2020. The exhibition will be on view at both The Momentary and CBMAA through May 24thThe Arts Center of the Ozarks has a solo exhibition by the Fayetteville-based artist, Leah Grant. The show features a wide range of printmaking works and is on view until March 28th.



The Fine Arts Center Gallery at the University of Arkansas’ School of Art is currently showing Laleh Khorramian: Sentients. The exhibition features prints, paintings, textile works, and animations; and runs through February 23rd. Starting on March 6th and running through April 24th, the School of Art at the University of Arkansas will present the MFA Thesis Exhibitions for Fatemeh Abolbashi, Nicolette Bonagura, Thomas Coffey, Shelby Fleming, Ashley Gardner, and Anthony Kascak.



In Fort Smith, the Regional Art Museum in Fort Smith (RAM) will have three exhibitions on view this spring. We are the Music Makers: Preserving the Soul of America’s Music will run through March 8th; Nadia Lougin: Expressions of a Creative through April 2nd; and Maximum Exposure will remain on-view until April 19th.




Marc Mitchell is an Associate Professor of Art at the University of Arkansas’ School of Art.