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.

Rohwer and Jerome: Japanese American WWII Incarceration Camps in Arkansas

When: Underground Gallery, CALS Roberts Library
Where: Friday, March 10, through Saturday, June 24

Between 1942 and 1945, over 16,000 Japanese Americans were incarcerated at Rohwer and Jerome, Arkansas. Inmates of all ages documented their experience using charcoal, watercolor, and pencil. The CALS Roberts Library is mounting the first large-scale exhibition of the Gould/Vogel Collection since 2018.

To schedule a guided tour of the exhibition for groups of 10 or more, please contact Heather Zbinden at hzbinden@cals.org.

Sulac and SLUGKNIVES: Super Crush

Where: Loft Gallery, Galleries & Bookstore at Library Square, CALS Roberts Library
When: Friday, February 10, to Saturday, May 27

Unveiling new artworks by local artists Sulac and SLUGKNIVES, this exhibition presents a split-screen reality check featuring works that prowl the edges of the art world like candy-colored heartworms. This is the perfect event to celebrate with your best Valentine friend or nemesis.

Our Community Through My Lens

Where: 5th Floor, CALS Main Library
When: Now through August 31, 2023

Imagine really being able to see what life is like for someone else. What if that person is unsheltered or living in transitional shelter in central Arkansas. What might that look like? This exhibit explores just that. Individuals were given cameras and asked to document their community, the results are beautiful, powerful, and thought provoking.