Visit & Explore
The new Arkansas Museum of Fine Arts opens to the public on Saturday, April 22, 2023, and admission is always free.
Timed-entry tickets are highly recommended to guarantee admission. Reserve your tickets now.
Hours and Location
The new AMFA opens April 22, 2023, at 501 East Ninth Street in Downtown Little Rock with the following hours:
- Tuesday - Saturday / 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
- Sunday / 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.
- Monday / Closed
Until then, you can contact us by phone or email Monday through Friday:
AMFA’s full-service restaurant has indoor, outdoor, and private dining options with beautiful views of the Museum’s grounds and MacArthur Park. Conveniently located adjacent to the Park Entrance, the restaurant activates the senses and completes an inspiring experience at the Arkansas Museum of Fine Arts.
Reservations will open prior to the Grand Opening. Subscribe to our email list for the latest restaurant news and updates.
The Museum Store is a premier destination for artist and artisan-made products. The store celebrates the natural surroundings and architecture of AMFA through its unique products and highlights the Museum’s permanent collection by offering exclusive merchandise featuring signature works. Works of art from local to internationally exhibited artists will be available for purchase.
Explore answers to commonly asked questions below or contact us for more information.
When will the new Arkansas Museum of Fine Arts open?
The new Arkansas Museum of Fine Arts is scheduled to open April 22, 2023. Mark your calendar! You will not want to miss the celebrations we have planned in honor of the Grand Opening.
Do I need a ticket to visit AMFA?
At this time, we highly recommend reserving a timed-entry ticket ahead of your visit for guaranteed admission.
On Tuesday, May 2, 2023, AMFA will begin regular museum hours: Tuesday through Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., and Sunday from noon to 5:00 p.m.
How is the new building being funded?
A public-private partnership began in 2016 when Little Rock residents voted in favor of a 2% hotel tax to benefit the Arkansas Arts Center (now the Arkansas Museum of Fine Arts), the MacArthur Museum of Arkansas Military History, and MacArthur Park.
Building on a $31 million commitment from the City of Little Rock, a special fundraising campaign was created to realize the new Arkansas Museum of Fine Arts. Reimagining the Arkansas Museum of Fine Arts now has a $155 million fundraising goal and overwhelming private support has more than quadrupled the public contribution to the project.
Can I take a tour of AMFA?
Absolutely! Museum tours are regularly scheduled for Saturday and Sunday at 1:00 p.m. and Wednesday at 6:00 p.m. during Wednesday Spins.
If you are interested in booking a group tour, docent-led tours are available for groups of 15 or more adults. Please visit a guest services desk during your visit, call 501.372.4000, or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Reservations for 2023-2024 school tours will open in May. Stay tuned for more details!
Where do I park?
Free parking is available in our parking lot off Commerce Street or along Crescent Drive off Ninth Street.
We do anticipate a large volume of guests following our Grand Opening, so we encourage carpooling, ride sharing, or walking from nearby parking decks.
AMFA is also accessible by bus on Little Rock METRO Route 6 at Commerce Street and Route 23 at Ninth Street.
Can I take pictures at AMFA?
Guests are encouraged to take photographs for personal, non-commercial use. Restrictions may apply for specific works or exhibitions.
Flash photography, tripods, selfie sticks, and disruptions to other guests are prohibited.
Formal portraits, commissioned photographs, and commercial use photographs require a permit from AMFA, and can be applied for by contacting email@example.com.
Can I bring food or beverages to AMFA?
We invite you to join us at our restaurant for food or beverages. Outside food and drink (other than water) is not permitted.
No food or beverages are permitted in the galleries.
Are pets allowed at AMFA?
No animals, other than service animals, are allowed in the building.
“Comfort animals,” “therapy animals,” “companion animals,” or “emotional support animals" are not considered service animals as defined by the ADA as they are not trained to perform a specific task for an individual with a disability.
How can I keep up with AMFA news and updates?
There are several ways you can stay in the know about all things AMFA:
- Become an AMFA member to enjoy member-exclusive news and updates.
- Not ready to join? Sign up for our emails.
- Full inbox? Connect with us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, or YouTube.
Why should I become a member or renew my membership?
As an AMFA member, you enjoy special discounts, perks, and other benefits, including an exclusive invitation to our grand opening celebration. You can be proud that your continued support is helping us keep general admission at the Arkansas Museum of Fine Arts free for everyone.
With our new building, we’re entering an exciting new chapter filled with an incredible lineup of programs, exhibitions, events, classes, and other experiences.
Visit our membership page to explore your options and get answers to more questions.
How do I become a member?
AMFA memberships start at just $70 per year, and it's easy to sign up online.