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.
On view in the Underground Gallery
Artist Carol Corning’s works seek to recreate shared memories of a simpler time when everything important seemed to happen around the kitchen table. The fused glass and textile artworks in this exhibition are reminiscent of the quilts Corning’s mother made for her family and friends,
On view in the Concordia Gallery
Since 1986, the annual King Biscuit Blues Festival has assembled the world’s best blues artists to perform in historic downtown Helena-West Helena, Arkansas. For this exhibition, King Biscuit Blues Festival posters and other musical artifacts provide a visual timeline to tell the festival’s story and to celebrate the past,
On view in the Loft Gallery
John Kushmaul’s works are based on photographs that he takes of the city. Little Rock serves as a convenient subject because of the variety of architecture covering the history of modern life in Arkansas. The street lights, power poles, wires, and satellite dishes show parts of the layers of technology that cover this history.