Find the ideal backdrop for your next private event, celebration, professional meeting, or social gathering at the Arkansas Museum of Fine Arts.
From outdoor sculptures to the main galleries, AMFA offers your guests a memorable setting among a renowned, international art collection. With exceptional catering and attentive service, AMFA affords endless opportunities for elegant, tailor-made events.
Cultural Living Room
This second-floor space has soaring floor-to-ceiling glass walls that overlook the Courtyard Entrance, the Museum’s original 1937 façade, and the newly landscaped Crescent Lawn. As an added benefit, the Cultural Living Room is adjacent to the Harriet and Warren Stephens Galleries, which may also be reserved for your event.
Capacity Standing: 500 | Seated: 350
The light-filled Atrium is the center of the new AMFA. This two-story space connects guests to the Governor Winthrop Rockefeller Lecture Hall, Performing Arts Theater, Museum Store, Harriet and Warren Stephens Galleries, and other key areas of the Museum. Additionally, the Atrium is close to parking with easy access for guests.
Capacity Standing: 500 | Seated: 300
With historic MacArthur Park as its backdrop, the Event Lawn is open and inviting. This outdoor space is framed by gently curved walking paths, beautifully landscaped native plants and trees, and sculptures.
Capacity Standing: 550 | Seated: 350
Courtyard Entrance with 1937 Lobby
The Museum’s north entrance features an open-air Courtyard with a prominent view of AMFA’s original 1937 façade. Guests can access the Museum’s ample free parking from Crescent Drive, also creating the perfect place for valet service.
Capacity (courtyard only) Standing: 450 | Seated: 300
Glass Box with Terrace
This light-filled, multipurpose space features glass walls 18 feet high with both interior Museum and exterior park entrances. The private terrace connects the interior space to the outdoor landscaped grounds, providing additional room for guests.
Capacity Standing: 220 | Seated: 150
Performing Arts Theater
With the latest technology and networking capabilities, the Performing Arts Theater is a distinguished venue for high-profile presentations or lectures. The Performing Arts Theater can also host a variety of customized events and offers the unique option to have a seated dinner or reception on stage.
Capacity Seated: 350 | Stage seating: 250
Governor Winthrop Rockefeller Lecture Hall
This fully carpeted space features excellent acoustics, creating an optimal arrangement for professional presentations, lectures, and guest speakers with full audio and visual capabilities.
Capacity Seated: 153
Terri and Chuck Erwin Collections Research Center
This well-appointed room features custom walnut paneling, built-in audio and visual capabilities, meeting tables, and chairs with access to an attached kitchenette and private restroom.
Capacity Standing: 50 | Seated: 36
Building images are architectural renderings used to convey the overall sense of each space. Design details may have changed since these renderings were created.
Facility Rental FAQ
What are the rates for rental spaces?
Please contact the AMFA Special Events Manager to discuss rates and availability
What is included in the rental cost?
The rental fee includes oversight by the AMFA Special Events Manager, janitorial services, a one-time setup and breakdown of AMFA-owned equipment, use of event tables and chairs*, and use of audio and visual equipment in select rooms. These items and services are included with the 6-hour rental period.
*Based on availability
May I rent all Museum spaces on the same day?
Yes. Please contact the AMFA Special Events Manager to learn more.
Are certain events not allowed?
Yes. Museum spaces may not be used for fundraisers, proms, or ticketed events.
Is AMFA ADA accessible?
Yes. AMFA has accessible entrances, elevators, and restrooms.
Do you have preferred vendors?
We have a list of preferred vendors to assist you in creating your event. We require clients to utilize AMFA Catering.
What are the parking options for my guests?
Free, accessible, and safe parking for guests is available primarily along the west and south areas of the AMFA campus. Valet parking may be conveniently accommodated at the Museum’s main entrances. We will provide a preferred valet company to contact for your event.
Do I need a professional wedding or event planner?
Professional wedding or event planners are recommended but will only be required when an event exceeds a certain size or requires a certain level of coordination.
What are the options for catering?
AMFA Catering is our exclusive in-house, full service caterer and alcohol provider.
Will you have staff on-site during my event?
The AMFA Special Events Manager and AMFA Catering Staff will be on-site from start to finish on your event day. AMFA also provides security and janitorial services during your event.
Do you have coat check available?
Yes. Coat check is available for an additional hourly fee based on the number of guests.
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