The ASI engages visitors in an evocative setting of Arkansas arts and culture. From the architectural design of the ASI building, to Count Pulaski Way, to the art galleries, and to the image panels throughout the building, the ASI represents an artistic starting point to Arkansas studies.
The ASI art galleries are open Monday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Admission is free of charge.
On exhibit in the atrium, mezzanine, and main art galleries of the ASI are works from exhibits on tour that showcase the history and heritage of Arkansas and works from the CALS permanent collections. The art galleries display a vast array of media such as paintings, photographs, sculpture, pottery and etchings. CALS currently owns nearly 1,000 pieces of art.
The retail gallery will feature works by more than 50 Arkansas artists, ranging from woodwork and jewelry to pottery and paintings. The items available in the gallery will be produced exclusively by Arkansas artists.
Count Pulaski Way is named in honor of Casimir Pulaski, a Polish-born hero of the American Revolution, for whom Pulaski County is named. Count Pulaski Way is an innovative, dual-purpose open space that serves both automobiles and pedestrians. The Way consists of two alleys, a rebuilt portion of Rock Street that is reminiscent of early stone roads, and the lower Arkansas River Valley Walking Map.
One of the most striking features of the ASI is a series of 4-foot by 4- foot acrylic panels that present a visual history of Arkansas. These panels are featured on the exterior of the building as well as throughout the interior.
Arkansas Studies Institute | 401 President Clinton Avenue | Little Rock, Arkansas 72201 | 501.320.5700
Housing the holdings of the UALR Center for Arkansas History and Culture & the Butler Center for Arkansas Studies