History of the Bowie Knife • Knife Gallery
Learn about the 175-year history of the bowie knife or Arkansas Toothpick, Arkansas’s most famous weapon. The story of Jim Bowie, as well as the history and art of bladesmithing are told in the museum’s Knife Gallery. The exhibit includes more than 100 historical and modern knives and is the official exhibit for the American Bladesmith Society Hall of Fame.
We Walk in Two Worlds: The Caddo, Osage and Quapaw in Arkansas
Learn the story of Arkansas's first people, in their own words. Those words and more than 150 objects tell teh history of the Caddo, Osage and Quapaw--their arrival, their lives here, their forced removal and how their traditions continue today.
Arkansas Made: Arkansas Made Gallery
For nearly 30 years, Historic Arkansas Museum has collected Arkansas Made. Now we are premiering an Arkansas Made gallery that will showcase those decades of researching and seeking out the art and everyday objects, made in Arkansas, that tell of our state’s creativity, artistry, craftsmanship and aesthetic sensibilities.
From a wardrobe made in 1850 by Izard County cabinetmaker John Lancaster to the late 20th century craft revival art baskets of Arkansas Living Treasure Leon Niehaus, this gallery will reflect the rich cultural heritage of Arkansas and its people.
The Thirteenth Annual Eclectic Collector Series: A Beauty on It Sells Advertising– Art from the collection of Marsha Stone
July 11, 2014—Jan. 5, 2015
Women have been used in modern advertising since its inception. Marsha Stone’s vintage collection of advertising materials from the late 19th and early 20th century showcases a rare glimpse into the world of advertising in days gone by.
The Great Arkansas Quilt Show 3
Friday, Aug. 8, 2014 - May 3, 2015.
From appliquéd to pieced, from abstract to pattern and from traditional to modern—this exhibit has it all.
The Great Arkansas Quilt Show 3 is a juried quilt show that celebrates contemporary Arkansas quilters and features more than 30 quilts from across the state. You'll be surprised by the variety in size, technique and composition. These quilts are works of art.
Prizes will be awarded opening night for Best of Show, Best Hand Quilting and Best Machine Quilting, as well as awards in the following categories: Pieced, Appliqué, Mixed and Group.
The Great Arkansas Quilt Show 3 continues in the Horace C. Cabe Gallery through May 3, 2015.
40 years of the Arkansas Times
September 9, 2014 - December 9, 2014.
From a spunky monthly launched with $200 in the bank to one of the earliest alternative weeklies, the Arkansas Times has been an essential voice in Arkansas news and culture since 1974. Take a look back at the last 40 years of Arkansas history through the often-irreverent lens of the Times in a collection of archival covers, photos, art and memorabilia.
40 years of Arkansas Times continues in the Second Floor Gallery through December 9, 2014.
47th Annual Christmas Frolic & Open House
Sunday, December 7, 2014
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
This free event celebrates Christmas as it was in the 1800s with living history, carols, reenactments, live music, dancing and more. Visitors come from across the state every year for our famous hot cider and ginger cake, as well as Arkansas-made holiday shopping in the Museum Store.
2nd Friday Art Night
December 12, 2014
5 pm - 8 pm
Join us for an evening of art, history and live music. We will host the 10th Ever Nog-off, a culinary celebration of a favorite holiday drink and friendly competition for the best eggnog in town. December's 2nd Friday Art Night will also feature the opening of an exhibit by artist Rachel Trusty in the 2nd Floor Gallery.