Exhibits across CALS
Come for the books, stay for the art. Absolutely not how the saying goes, but right now CALS has several can’t-miss exhibits. These exhibits are free and open to the public during regular business hours at the respective branches.
Courtesy of the Collectors: Portraits of African Americans in Photographs, Paintings, and Drawings
Where: Underground Gallery, CALS Roberts Library
When: January 12 through March 30
On loan to the Central Arkansas Library System from private and public collections in Arkansas, the works in this exhibition present a selection of diverse portrayals of African Americans to illuminate their wider participation and inclusion in the American experience from the nineteenth century to today.
Where: Children’s Gallery at the Hillary Rodham Clinton Children’s Library & Learning Center
When: Friday, December 1, 2023 – Saturday, January 27, 2024
The Central Arkansas Library System (CALS) houses more than just books. The library’s art program also actively collects and exhibits works by artists working and living in Arkansas. This eclectic exhibition features pieces by artists and illustrators whose vibrant works capture the joys of adventure and exploration.
This exhibition was created in honor of recently retired CALS deputy executive director Lisa Donovan, who was an early proponent and tireless supporter of the Children’s Gallery and Children’s Library.