Arkansas Arts Center, Heifer International, Clinton Presidential Center, And ChihulyMonday, August 01, 2016
more recent works seem to take on a neutral palette with anatomical forms.
Bisa Butler, Basin Street Blues 2013. acquired by the museum in the last couple of years and is the museum's first denim quilt.
Also on display on this visit were works by Pissarro, Renoir, Monet, Cezanne...
Here, Diego Rivera's Dos Mujeres (Two Women) 1914
Particularly compelling is this piece by Gerry Williams, Rendering Lorraine
especially when viewed from behind, where the children are in view
Gerry Williams was the son of missionaries who ran a school in India. His father worked to improve sanitation there and built a septic tank, which was so novel that Gandhi made a point to see. Gandhi asked his father to build one for his house, which he did. Gerry says:
“I never met Gandhi myself because we were in school when he came. But I have been deeply influenced by Gandhi over the years. The idea of handicraft and low agricultural economies, living in mud-brick homes, growing things, making things for use by other people.
“[Gandhi] also influenced me in my ethics and moral life. I became a pacifist and spent time in jail as a conscientious objector. He allowed me to say 'what am I going to do with my life that will be ethical and politically responsible?' Being a potter is what I came to believe the answer to that question was.”
Civil Rights photography by Will Counts of the Little Rock Nine
This is the 5th Grade Gibbs Magnet School Project, Blancaflor (White Flower) which is based on a folk tale from Oaxaca, Mexico
Heifer is behind the Clinton Presidential Center
Letter from Willie Morris (with mention of a Razorback game)
Letter from Mister Rogers
Letter from Queen Noor to Hillary Clinton
Replica Oval Office
Makings of a formal White House dinner
Dale Chihuly Crystal Tree of Light