The Galleries at Library Square

The Galleries at Library Square highlight art by Arkansas creators and showcase exhibitions that promote Arkansas history and culture. The Galleries are located on the first floor of Bobby L. Roberts Library of Arkansas History & Art. There are four exhibition galleries that host rotating exhibitions, including works from the Central Arkansas Library System (CALS) permanent collection. There is also a retail gallery that offers work by Arkansas artists.

In addition to these galleries, several library locations throughout the CALS system host various exhibitions throughout the year.

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The Arkansas Pastel Society: 2019 National Pastel Show

Opening on November 8 in the West Gallery

The Arkansas Pastel Society was established in 2004 by artists who wanted a centrally located regional organization to promote pastels as a medium and to provide networking opportunities. The society seeks to create a supportive community of pastel artists who educate the public and each other through workshops and exhibitions.

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Inside and Out: Figurative Works

View January 10–March 28, 2020, Galleries at Library Square, Underground Gallery.  Figure drawings by Robert Bean, Jeremy Couch, and Logan Hunter. 

What makes each of us who we are? If the surface qualities are stripped away, can we still communicate something about ourselves through our bodies?

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Into the Woods: Arkansas Champion Trees by Linda Williams Palmer & Turned-Wood Vessels by Gene Sparling

View January 10–April 25, 2020, Galleries at Library Square, Concordia Hall Gallery.

Celebrating the natural beauty of Arkansas’s trees, artists Linda Williams Palmer and Gene Sparling have created works that highlight the unique qualities of these precious resources. Working in Prismacolor pencil on paper, Palmer has created her “Champion Tree” series showcasing the largest specimens in Arkansas.

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