Recent Acquisitions to the Collection
March 23 through May 15, 2006
Opening reception on April 14, in conjunction with 2nd Friday Art Night
This exhibit showcases works added to the collection during the past calendar year. The Historic Arkansas Museum’s long-term effort to collect, document, and give context to the creative legacy of Arkansas’s artists and artisans, will remain a strong focus into the twenty first century. From a c. 1940 violin handcrafted by Arkansas Living Treasure Violet Hensley to a 1968 painting by Arkansas arist Josephine Graham, the museum’s ever-growing collection of Arkansas Made objects never fails to delight and surprise the viewer
(Top, right) Coral berry and white oak basket hand woven in 2005 by Leon Niehues of Huntsville, Arkansas. Niehues was named the 2005 Arkansas Living Treasure by the Arkansas Arts Council. Purchased with funds from the Arkansas Natural and Cultural Resources Council. Museum accession number: 2005.19.2
(Bottom, right) Fouche Bottom painted in 1928 by Arkansan Mae Danaher. Gift of Virginia R. Downie. Museum accession number: 2002.62.